Industry Officer

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: Cog2B
Work Location: North West - Loddon
Reference: VG/7228JULY2024
Closing Date: 22-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $78,507 - $90,280
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Industry Officer - Cog2B.pdf (PDF, 200KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nathan Olden on 0456 697 485
nathan.olden@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Utilise your Prison and Corrective Services expertise to provide support and advice to Corrections Victoria at Loddon Prison
  • An Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • Cog2B: $78,507 - $90,280 plus superannuation.

About the Business Unit:

Located at Castlemaine, Loddon Prison is a 477 bed Medium Security Prison for sentenced male prisoners. Adjacent to Loddon Prison is Middleton, a 236 bed Restricted Minimum Security Prison for sentenced male prisoners. The focus of both prisons is rehabilitation via individual case management, employment, education, training and also the provision of programs and targeted interventions to address offending behaviour and promote the development of prosocial behaviour. Both prisons provide contemporary and quality correctional services that prepare prisoners for transition and reintegration.

About the Role:

Reporting to an Industry Supervisor, Industry Officers prepare prisoners for release and enhance post release employment opportunities through prisoner employment, integrated on the job training, targeted educational opportunities, personal development programs and activities. Industry Officers assist with the management of prisoner employment, establish and maintain safe operating procedures and other OHS legislative requirements and ensure compliance with prison industry procedures and the Industry Management Manual (IMM).

The Industry Officer is part of a multi-disciplinary team and is responsible for training and supervising prisoners in the prison commercial industries and service areas. Industry Officers Prison conduct searches and escorts, surveillance, observing and assessing prisoner behaviour, operating a variety of security and industrial equipment, collating information and preparing reports as required to inform management of emerging trends, incidents and for maintaining compliance requirements. The role requires leadership, maturity, sound judgement, confidence in decision making, with developed capabilities to coach, mentor and motivate prisoners. Industry Officers display highly developed communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills

Some of your duties will include:

  • Planning, leading and managing prisoners to achieve the safety and good order of the prison, performing the duties of a Senior Prison Officer as required
  • Establishing and maintaining safe systems of work while complying with prison processes, standards and requirements as well as legislation
  • Monitoring and achieving targets in a complex trade or industrial environment and participating in processes of continuous improvement, LEAN methodologies, assisting with Outside Job nominations and solution implementation, to address local issues and problems.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Computer Skills (Familiar with Department suite of software, Oracle, PIMS, JETS, Centurion Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Relevant industry experience, together with appropriate qualifications or trade experience would be desirable, but not essential
  • Relevant knowledge and expertise in Safe Food Handling (desirable).

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Trade qualification and/or experience relevant to Loddon / Middleton industries and services areas (preferred but not essential)
  • Successful completion of Prison Officer Pre-Service Training
  • Current High-Risk License (Forklift) (preferred but not essential).

How to Apply:

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

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles).

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.


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