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Programs Officer

Job No: GEO1142
Location: Wacol, QLD

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Professional development opportunities and employee benefits

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About the Organisation

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 Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, visit our website at


About Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre is located in Wacol, Queensland, 20 kilometres south-west of Brisbane.

Arthur Gorrie has been continually managed by GEO on behalf of Queensland Corrective Services since opening in 1992. It is Queensland’s largest correctional centre.

Arthur Gorrie's primary role is to safely and securely house up to 1287 adult male remand prisoners for the period leading up to, and during, their trial. As a consequence, a high number of prisoners move into and out of Arthur Gorrie every day, and the average length of stay can be very short.


About the Opportunity 

Reporting to the Program Development Coordinator you will be responsible for coordinating the provision, recording and evaluation of prisoner education and programs. 

You will primarily be responsible for:

  • Providing prisoners with information and access to education and programs, both face to face and through written correspondence;

  • Implementing the annual programs plan to meet the Queensland Corrective Services and GEO requirements;

  • Managing educational programs for specialised units / prisoners (ie NESB, intellectual / physical disabilities and culturally diverse prisoners);

  • Developing and facilitating personal development courses relevant to the needs of prisoners and in line with client expectations;

  • Developing, implementing and facilitating education courses relevant to the needs of prisoners and in line with client expectations;

  • Outlining frequency, timing, duration, scheduling, anticipated number of participants, and teaching staff responsible;

  • Ensuring the effective maintenance of networks and communication links with Registered Training Organisations, Education Officers and other professional organisations and agencies;

  • Ensuring multi-disciplinary / inter-departmental involvement in education processes;

  • Recording and maintaining spreadsheets, registers and systems; 

  • Collecting, collating and disseminating statistics and other records of meaningful activity and performance against the Contract;

  • Coordinating and completing assessments for an approved Literacy and Numeracy screening tool that is administered to all new prisoners; and

  • Being familiar, compliant or having the ability to acquire knowledge about relevant legislation to this role.


Your Skills & Experience

To succeed in this role you will possess the following:

  • Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent, and/or relative industry experience.

  • Demonstrated personal skills on initiative, accuracy and reliability and a proven ability to meet strict deadlines as prescribed by Senior Management.

  • Knowledge of or the ability to acquire knowledge of Queensland Acts and Regulations / Queensland Corrective Services and GEO policies and procedures that relate to the functions of Prisoner Development (desirable);

  • Demonstrated ability in administrative and record keeping processes including the use of a computer based system, in particular the Queensland Corrective Services Integrated Offender Management System (IOMS) and the Microsoft Office package (desirable);

  • Demonstrated sound ability to exercise initiative, discretion and judgment regularly in the performance of duties (desirable);

  • Effective oral and written communication skill (desirable); and

  • Demonstrated initiative in the performance of duties in a team based environment (desirable).


Applications Close - Friday, 24 August 2018

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