Field Officer - Wangaratta

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP1
Work Location: North East - Wangaratta
Reference: VG/7376
Closing Date: 31-Mar-2019
Salary Range: $60,114 - $66,414
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - 7376 - Field Officer, Wangaratta - Ongoing, full time - March 2019.pdf (PDF, 269KB)


Contact: Michael Hennessy
(03) 5858 7600

Position Details

  • 1 x Ongoing full time, 1 x Casual opportunity based in Wangaratta
  • Help put offenders on the right path
  • Act as a key role model and make a positive impact on individuals lives

About the role

Field officers supervise offenders at Community Work Sites and model appropriate behaviours to offenders. Acting as key role models in their work, field officers must represent the department in a professional and ethical manner at all times and promote the rehabilitative benefits of community work programs to offenders to enhance community safety.

You do not need to be experienced in working with the offender population.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Assess the audience and provide appropriately tailored and clear information and explanations to a range of groups, in an effective and confident manner, dealing with challenging behaviour firmly but politely.
  • Build rapport with others in order to understand issues and suggest courses of action appropriate to their needs.
  • Use logic-based persuasion in discussing based on concrete data to convince others, and negotiates on timelines for delivery of goods or services.
  • Focus on understanding motivations of others, acknowledging emotions of others, and actively listening to clarify and defuse conflict situations and provide solutions.

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.

We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders.

We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children's rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

NB: Food Service, Warehouse Food Distribution, landscaping, mechanical skills experience in project/business support will be highly regarded.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply


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