Program Development Officer State-wide Talent Pool Creation
Offender Services and Programs, State Wide Programs Team & Safer Driver Unit
The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is the lead agency under the Stronger Communities Cluster. DCJ works to enable everyone's right to access justice and help for families through early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.
Stronger Communities is focussed on achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities by providing services that are effective and responsive to community needs.
Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) delivers professional correctional services and programs to reduce the risk of re-offending and enhance public safety.
It serves a key function of the NSW Justice sector by providing effective, safe and humane management of offenders both in custody and in the community CSNSW also works in partnership with other government and community agencies to ensure that offenders and their families are supported.
About the role
Program Development Officer positions sit within the State Wide Programs Team and the Safe Driver Unit, Offender Services and Programs.
The positions support the development of CSNSW offender behaviour change programs, and the delivery of training and on-going support to program delivery staff and external program facilitators.
Mothering at a Distance; Out of the Dark; Dad’s and Families; Cultural Strengthening and RUSH. The Safe Driver Unit has responsibility for Sober Driver and TRIP.
Both teams are also responsible for training in program facilitation skills building and to this end, provides training including in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Creative Group Work.
Sydney Metro / North-East NSW; Central / Western NSW. Each team is responsible for a large geographical area.
The Safe Driver Unit position are head office based, located in Phillip Street Sydney.
Regular and extensive travel is a requirement of the Program Development Officers in both teams.
The focus capabilities, key accountabilities and essential requirements of the role can be found in the
Applying for the role
To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via
Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.
Contact : Georgi Edwards, Senior Project Officer,
Closing date 24th September 2020, 11.59 pm AEST
This recruiment is to create a Talent Pool for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months
To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods.
This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and / or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone.
By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.
The Department of Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace.
If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.