Employment Status: Full-time
No. of Vacancies: 1
Closing Date: 22 May 2018
Are you seeking to grow your clinical leadership career internationally?
Do you have experience in leading large and diverse teams in the implementation of quality evidence-based services?
Salary package of up to $AU 134,000, plus performance bonus and relocation support
About The GEO Group Australia
We are the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW, QLD and VIC. GEO aims to deliver better corrections and create safer communities. We focus on providing a continuum of care and integration of services to make a real difference in the lives of people we work with.
For more information about our organisation and Fulham Correctional Centre, visit our website at www.geogroup.com.au
About Fulham Correctional Centre
Fulham Correctional Centre is located in Sale, Victoria, 200km east of Melbourne.
Fulham has been continually managed by GEO on behalf of Corrections Victoria since opening in 1997. It is Victoria's largest regional correctional centre.
Fulham’s primary role is to safely and securely house up to 900 adult male prisoners and progress their sentence plans by delivering a comprehensive range of education, vocational training, reintegration and offending behaviour programs. Together, these lower a prisoner’s risk of reoffending and increase the likelihood of successful community reintegration.
A key area of Fulham's operations is the Nalu Challenge Community. Located next to the main prison site, Nalu's 68 prisoners benefit from an intensive program of community reparation, leadership/team work challenges, and preparation for reintegration into the community.
About the Opportunity
Reporting directly to the Centre General Manager, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of a range of programs that support prisoners to reduce their risk of re-offending and to increase positive community reintegration outcomes. You will provide support to the General Manager in the administration, development, supervision and implementation of both internally delivered and contracted rehabilitation and reintegration programs.
Your portfolio will also include management and oversight of the clinical team who facilitate offending behavior and Alcohol and Other Drug interventions, the Assessment and Transition Coordinators who are responsible for assessing and responding to prisoner transition and reintegration needs, and the activities team who provide prisoners with access to recreational activities. You will also oversee the faith and culture portfolio including chaplaincy, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and services.
If you would like to find out more information about the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click here to download the position description.
Your Skills & Experience
To be successful in the role of Manager of Rehabilitation and Reintegration you will have:
- Relevant qualifications from an accredited tertiary institution in health services, psychology, criminology, social work or other related human services field with the ability of having your qualifications recognised within Australia.
- Previous senior management experience managing allied health professionals, ideally in a correctional or other institutional setting.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the “What works” literature in offender rehabilitation, in addition to the application of the Good Lives Model (GLM) and principles of Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) in reducing recidivism in offender populations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of research and evidence related to positive resettlement and reintegration outcomes for people released from prison.
- Exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills that ensure positive relationships are built and maintained with staff and stakeholders.
- High-level written and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines to achieve prescribed outcomes
- Experience in either, health, social work, prisoner classification, counselling, probation and parole, prisoner rehabilitation, or penology (desirable).
- Demonstrated knowledge of policies, procedures, programs, guidelines and orders relating to Correctional Centre management, and to be able to apply these (desirable).
For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Olga Ross, National Human Resources Coordinator on 02 9295 0258 or alternatively via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply