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Community Work Coordinator

Department of the Attorney General and Justice - Alice Springs, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Job description

Agency Department of the Attorney-General Work unit

and Justice Community Corrections

Job title Community Work Coordinator Designation Administrative Officer 5

Job type Full Time Duration Ongoing

Salary $84,297 - $88,687 Location Alice Springs

Position number 31228 RTF 209215 Closing 05/04/2021

Contact Ian Brough, Regional Manager on 08 8951 5631 or Ian.Brough@nt.gov.au

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

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=209215

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

Promote, identify opportunities and proactively manage the ongoing delivery of community work sites to ensure the effective

delivery of opportunities for offender work experience in a framework of effective risk management.

Key duties and responsibilities

1. Develop, through active identification of opportunities, new community work sites for placement of varying risk levels of

offenders, whilst maintaining in a timely and comprehensive manner the work site register.

2. Prepare for and present professional Community Work information sessions for community agencies and groups at least

twice yearly to promote understanding and engagement.

3. Promote the Community Work Program to existing and potential participants though a range of mechanisms targeted at

different locations and industry groups and to enhance offender’s work place skills as required.

4. Conduct on a regular basis work site visits to support Occupational Health and Safety and communication on program

objectives and ensure adequate documentation and communication to support this activity.

5. Assess and monitor offender attendance at community work, participate in the induction of new staff and offenders and take

the necessary enforcement action required to ensure compliance.

6. Liaise effectively with all levels of staff within the Division, the Department, external agencies and outside organisations to

assist in the delivery of the unit’s activities.

Selection criteria


1. Demonstrated experience in working with criminal justice or related programs and in the identification of appropriate work

sites in the community that develops and delivers offender rehabilitation opportunities.

2. Sound organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to provide timely coordination of key activities across multiple sites.

3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, and develop and deliver information sessions to stakeholders.

4. Demonstrated experience in problem solving and responding to risks in the work environment.

5. Experience in the establishment and maintenance of solid working relationships and networks with local community

stakeholders including skills to facilitate cooperation from a range of people and an ability to interact with people from

diverse cultures.

6. Demonstrated experience and ability in the use of computer applications in order to produce high level documentation and

records for reporting.

7. Successful applicant must hold a manual Northern Territory Driver’s Licence, and may be required to travel within regional

and remote communities and camp out when required. Travel may be by means of road and air, including on outback roads

in four wheel drives, light aircraft and boats.


1. Understanding of the operations of field programs and projects in the community development environment.

Further information

The Department of the Attorney-General and Justice 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.

Alice Springs, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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