Cultural Support Officer, Reintegration

Date Posted: 3 May 2024
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Directorate: Justice and Community Safety

ACT Corrective Services

Offender Reintegration

Reintegration Unit

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 5

Salary Range: $89,114 - $94,120  (PN: 43422)

 

ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is seeking applications from highly motivated and conscientious people to join the Reintegration Unit, as the Cultural Support Officer, Reintegration (ASO5).

The primary function of the Reintegration Initiative is to reduce the likelihood of reoffending through coordinating existing supports and services to assist ex-detainees integrate into the community as positive contributors.

The successful applicant will provide cultural support, both pre-release and post-release, to detainees in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), who are returning to the ACT Community.

In addition, you will establish and support referrals to services surrounding: 

  • Community supervision requirements;
  • Basic needs;
  • Accommodation;
  • Health care / mental health;
  • Income support and employment;
  • Restoring connections with family, community and culture.

 

Further to this, you will have strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and will be required to liaise with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, community members and service providers. The Cultural Support Officer, Reintegration will require cultural competency, including:

  • Understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Demonstrated capability and commitment to continue to develop cultural awareness.

To be successful, you will demonstrate strong administrative capability, have the ability to think and act in a busy operational environment and possess excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills necessary to build rapport with a diverse range of stakeholders.

 

Eligibility/ Other Requirements:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander ancestry is considered an occupational requirement of this role (s42, Discrimination Act 1991). As such, a Confirmation of Aboriginality may be requested.
  • Eligible persons may be required to undergo a Police Check.
  • A current driver’s licence is essential.
  • Current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011 is essential.

Note: Please note, this is an Identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

 

How to Apply: For further information, please visit www.jobs.act.gov.au

Contact Officer: Melanie Thomas on Melanie.Thomas@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 1867

Applications Close: 16 May 2024

5/16/2024
11:59 PM

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