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									Position Description
Position Title                  Field Officer – Regionalised Community Work Program
Position Number                 (enter position number)
Unit / Branch                   Corrections Victoria
Classification/VPS Grade        VPS 2                        Employment Status Casual
Salary (as of 1 July 2012)      $$47,295 - $54,386 42 096 - $54 059 + superannuation
Position reports to             Regionalised Community Work Program Manager
Location                        (CCS location)
Position Contact                (hiring manager)
ROLE PURPOSE
Field Officers supervise offenders at Community Work Sites and model appropriate behaviours to offenders. Acting as
key role models in their work, Field Officers must represent the Department in a professional and ethical manner at
all times and promote the rehabilitative benefits of community work programs to offenders to enhance community
safety.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
 Supervise and instruct offenders completing community work tasks
 Record Offender attendance and generate timesheets at Community Work Sites
 Transport offenders and community work equipment to and from Community Work Sites
 Model appropriate behaviours and attitudes to assist offenders to develop skills and work practices
 Ensure a safe work environment and implementation of safe work procedures, including training offenders in use
      of tools
 Prepare reports on First Aid and OHS incidents and any other notable incidents that occur during the course of
      the program being supervised
 Build relationships with community groups and identify opportunities/sites for community work placements
 Assist Corrections Victoria to pursue its Mission to deliver a safe and secure corrections system
 Attend and actively participate in Field Officer meetings as required
 Undertake site inspections and manual handling assessments
 Ensure compliance with OHS documentation requirements
 Assist with report writing, administrative duties and visits as required, to assist the Regional Community Work
      Team and case management staff
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
Technical Expertise        Relevant community based work is desirable
                           Leadership ‐ Provides clear instructions and support to others to achieve a common goal.
                           Verbal Communication ‐ Assesses audience and provides appropriately tailored and
                             clear information and explanations to a range of groups, in an effective and confident
                             manner, dealing with challenging behaviour firmly but politely.
                           Interpersonal Skills ‐ Builds rapport with others in order to understand issues and
                             suggest courses of action appropriate to their needs.
                           Influence & Negotiation – Uses logic‐based persuasion based on concrete data
Knowledge & Skills           negotiate on timelines for delivery of goods or services.
                           Problem Solving ‐ Solves problems based on operational knowledge and experience,
                             scanning for useful information, looking for underlying causes, and suggesting alternative
                             actions to clients.
                           Conflict Management - Focuses on understanding motivations of others, acknowledging
                             emotions of others, and actively listening to clarify and defuse conflict situations and
                             provide solutions.
                           Computer Skills ‐ Effectively uses departmental computer systems for basic word
                             processing, email, appointment scheduling, and internet and intranet functions
                           Self Confidence - Demonstrates awareness of own knowledge, skills and experience and
                             performs confidently in all tasks, quickly establishing trust and respect with others.
                           Resilience - Demonstrates perseverance in achieving objectives and copes effectively
Personal Qualities           with setbacks and problems.
                           Developing Others - Actively supports others and provides opportunities and practical
                             assistance in developing their skills and capabilities.



DOJ Values: Community | Together | Integrity | Respect | Make it Happen @ One Justice
QUALIFICATIONS
 A current, full Driver’s license is required. (Please note that Field Officers are required to drive a 12‐seater bus and
   a trailer)
 A current Certificate II in First Aid is required
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Employees from the Department of Justice are required to demonstrate commitment to:
 The department’s values & behaviours - serve the community, work together, act with integrity, respect other
   people and make it happen
 The environment - the department is committed to minimising its environmental impact and requires all staff to
   comply with its environmental policy
 Diversity – the department is committed to embracing and encouraging diversity among our staff and across
   Victoria

Please visit the Department of Justice website (www.justice.vic.gov.au) for the following important information:
 About the department & business unit
 Our Organisational Values
 Privacy – how we use your information
 Occupational Health & Safety

   All appointments to the Department of Justice are subject to the following checks: reference checks and
        criminal record check. Some positions may also be subject to a ‘Working with Children Check’

								
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