Prison Supervisor

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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: Cog3
Work Location: North West - Loddon
Reference: VG/2721
Closing Date: 04-Mar-2018
Salary Range: $81,027 - $87,558
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2721 Prison Supervisor - Position Description.doc (Word, 862KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Rosie Barnes on 0438 649 929

Position Details

About us

Lodden Prison is a facility located in central Victoria that accommodates mainly medium security and a small number of minimum security rated male prisoners.

About the role

This multifaceted role encompasses human resource management, including Performance Management, OH&S requirements, E.E.O. legislation responsibilities, staff selection and training requirements and budget monitoring and the management of compliance related issues.

As the Prison Supervisor, you will be responsible for:

  • the service delivery outcomes within your area of responsibility
  • achieving program and service outcomes
  • managing coordinated responses to critical incidents
  • leading and managing staff to maintain a safe environment
  • ensuring compliance with prison procedures
  • developing, implementing, reinforcing and reviewing practice and procedures relating to offender management and security management.

The Prison Supervisor will work to the following roster arrangement:

  • 9 shifts over an 80-hour fortnight consisting of 1 x 12 hour shift and 8 x 8.5 hour shifts.

About you

As the successful candidate, you must have:

  • completed the prison officer pre-service training
  • strong leadership skills along with sound judgement
  • confidence in decision making
  • sound capabilities to coach, mentor and motivate staff
  • highly developed communication, negotiation and problem solving skills.

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.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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