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Manager - Rehabilitation & Reintegration - Fulham

The GEO Group Australia

Do you have experience in assessment, case management, program delivery or reintegration planning?

Are you motivated to implement a continuum of care to improve rehabilitation and reintegration outcomes for prisoners?

Fulham Correctional Centre is looking for you to manage a team of staff who provide rehabilitation and reintegration services to prisoners, including facilitating connections with their families and broader community.

Remuneration package available up to $140,434.00, plus super, annual discretionary bonus and reasonable relocation costs.

About The GEO Group Australia

We are the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW 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 Fulham, Victoria, 10 kilometres west of Sale, Victoria.

Fulham is a 947 bed medium and minimum security prison for adult remand and sentenced males, including an 84 bed Nalu Youth Challenge community positioned outside the main prison complex. Fulham is currently the largest prison facility in rural Victoria and with approximately 1,000 prisoners released each year, has a strong focus on transitional services and programs.

Through investment in opportunities for prisoners to engage in work, education and programs, prisoners are not only held safely and securely but given every chance to turn their lives around. Issues behind much of the crime in our communities – such as violent attitudes, anti-social behaviours and the abuse of drugs and alcohol – are addressed through innovative programs and interventions. At the same time helping prisoners with day-to-day challenges such as developing a “work ethic” by gaining and holding down employment and finding a suitable place to live also help prevent a return to crime.

About the Opportunity

The Manager of Rehabilitation and Reintegration is responsible for the leadership and management of a range of programs that support prisoners to reduce their risk of re-offending and increase positive community reintegration outcomes.

The portfolio includes leadership and management of the clinical team who facilitate offending behaviour and Alcohol and Other Drug interventions, the Assessment and Transition Coordinators responsible for assessing and responding to prisoner transition and reintegration needs, and the activities team who provide prisoners with access to wellbeing, sport and recreational activities. The Manager also oversees the faith and culture portfolio including chaplaincy, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and services.

The position directly supports the General Manager in the administration, leadership, quality assurance and performance management of both internally delivered and contracted rehabilitation and reintegration programs.

The Manager of Rehabilitation and Reintegration will:

  • Lead and manage the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Services team including direct line management and supervision to the Senior Clinician, Senior Assessment and Transition Coordinators, Activities and Wellbeing Supervisor, Aboriginal Liaison Officer and administration staff.
  • Provide leadership, expert advice and consultation to the Fulham Senior Management Team, GEO Directors and other stakeholders on issues related to continuum of care; offender rehabilitation and reintegration.
  • Plan, direct and co-ordinate the delivery of Rehabilitation and Reintegration services, in accordance with contractual obligations, relevant legislation, client policy and GEO policies and procedures.
  • Ensure effective, efficient and accurate data collection, management and reporting by Rehabilitation and Reintegration Services staff, in order to deliver on contractual requirements.
  • Drive a quality assurance framework supported by strategy, policy, process improvements and annual business planning.

Your Skills & Experience

To be successful in the role of Manager of Rehabilitation and Reintegration you will have:

Essential:

  • Relevant qualifications from an accredited tertiary institution in health services, psychology, criminology, social work or other related human services field.
  • Previous senior management experience managing allied health or human services 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 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 strategic thinking, exemplary written and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines to achieve prescribed key performance outcomes.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in either health, social work, psychology, counselling, probation and parole, prisoner rehabilitation, or AOD roles.
  • Previous experience working within the offender rehabilitation field within a correctional setting.

To view the position description for this role, click here.

About the Benefits

Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community. Benefits of working for GEO, include but are not limited to:

  • Role diversity and internal career progression opportunities
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities (including further education sponsorship)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive salary and rewards scheme
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Subsidised meals

If successful for this role you will be considered an authorised worker and as such will be requested to show evidence during the recruitment process confirming you have satisfied the mandated Covid-19 vaccination requirements as set out by the Victorian Government and Department of Health and Human Services for authorised workers.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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