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Manager Offender Services And Programs

Department of the Attorney-General and Justice - Palmerston, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Job description

Agency Department of the Attorney-General and Work unit Offender Services and Programs Darwin

Justice Correctional Centre

Job title Manager Offender Services and Programs Designation Senior Administrative Officer 1

Job type Full Time Duration Fixed from 01/04/2021 to 11/05/2022

Salary $123,559 - $138,034 Location Palmerston

Position number 79210016 RTF 206798 Closing 23/02/2021

Contact Natalie Walker on 08 8935 7590 or Natalie.Walker@nt.gov.au

About the agency https://justice.nt.gov.au/

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=206798

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity

groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the OCPE website.

Special Measures is not applicable to this vacancy.

Primary objective:
Manage and oversee the day to day work of a team of clinicians and program facilitators engaged in specialised assessments, individual

interventions and group programs to address offending behaviours of prisoners.

Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Manage and support a team of clinically skilled and experienced clinicians/programs facilitators engaged with prisoners to address
offending behaviours.

  • Review and oversight the provision of reports and clinical assessments.
  • Develop, maintain and revise operational guidelines pertinent to the assessment, intervention, program delivery and record keeping
and report writing tasks of relevant staff.

  • Ensure standards of practice, knowledge and professional conduct are maintained in accordance with the Code of Conduct,
Australian Offender Program and Facilitation Standards, Guiding Principles for Corrections in Australia, Professional Registration

Board/s, and other relevant bodies.

  • Liaise with Prison Management, Sentencing Authorities, Professional Bodies, and other relevant parties on matters pertaining to
the assessment of risk, treatment of offending behaviour, prisoner management regimes and treatment outcomes to ensure

appropriate standards of community safety are achieved and maintained.

  • Maintain relevant documentation on clinical interventions, test methods and results and record relevant statistical data for analysis
evaluations, Budget Papers, Legislative Assembly Briefs and Parliamentary Estimates.

Selection criteria:
1. Demonstrated expertise in leading and managing a multi-disciplinary team and work experience in either a mental health department

or a forensic setting/secured environment.

2. Demonstrated understanding of contemporary theory and best practice in respect of offender programs, and an understanding of

evidence based interventions and demonstrated case management experience.

3. Experience in managing a budget and the recruitment and retention of staff duties.

4. Knowledge of staff management, including conflict resolution practices and methods to support team building, peer support and

participation, and the ability to undertake performance management tasks as required.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in offender assessment and rehabilitation and a thorough understanding of working

with clients in the criminal justice system, including involuntary clients within a secured institution.

6. High standard of written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex issues in a succinct manner with senior

managers, service providers, clients and other relevant parties.

7. Demonstrated ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries and to deal with highly sensitive confidential information and

issues with tact and discretion.

1. Tertiary qualifications in psychology with unconditional registration to practice as a psychologist in Australia and eligibility for

membership of the Australian Psychological Society;

2. Tertiary qualifications in social work with eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Further information:
The Department of the Attorney-General and Justice (NT Correctional Services Division) has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted

to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities or in vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. The preferred applicant/s will be

required to complete a pre-employment questionnaire and the successful applicant/s will be required to undergo a criminal history check

(confirmed by fingerprints and name check) prior to commencement of employment. An adverse criminal history will not necessarily

exclude an applicant from this position. All NT Correctional Services employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

Palmerston, NT

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