Specialist Program Facilitator (AH3)

Job posted: 09/03/2023
Applications close: 26/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Loddon

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $91,418 - $103,725

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: VG/6772M

Reference: VG/6772M

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725

Work location: North West Region | Loddon

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of young people and recognises that young peoples’ rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Develop, implement and deliver personal development and living skills interventions for prisoners.
  • Ongoing opportunity to work with a passionate team within the Victorian Public Service
  • Allied Health 3: $91,418 - $103,725 plus superannuation. 

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is currently seeking a Specialist Program Facilitator to provide a critical role at the Loddon Prison Precinct in Castlemaine.


About the business unit

Corrections Victoria manages some 50 Community Correctional Services locations across the state and is responsible for managing Victoria's 11 public prisons and a transition centre, as well as overseeing the contracts relating to the management of three privately operated prisons. In doing so, Corrections Victoria delivers a safe and secure corrections system that actively engages offenders and the community to promote positive behaviour change.  Loddon Prison and Middleton has two prisons, which includes a medium risk facility (Loddon) and restricted minimum facility (Middleton). Loddon Prison and Middleton emphasises the principles of a Healthy Prison and strongly recognises cultural diversity, respecting individual religious, spiritual, and cultural beliefs.

About the role

The Specialist Programs Facilitator will work as part of the Loddon Prison and Middleton Offender Services team to develop, implement, facilitate/deliver evidence based, psycho-educational, personal development, living skills and other non-offence specific group program interventions for prisoners, according to current correctional philosophies, legislative requirements, prison policies and correctional standards. 

Some of the key accountabilities include:

  • Deliver/design/facilitate psycho-educational skills based and other non-offence specific personal development programs for persons with an intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, other cognitive impairment and/or other target cohorts in alignment with prison transition and reintegration guiding principles and frameworks.
  • Recommend and contribute to overall development, implementation and evaluation of psycho-educational, personal development and other non-offence specific program delivery at Loddon Prison and Middleton, identifying gaps and proposing solutions to ensure relevant program delivery.
  • Undertake cognitive screening tool where required and provide training to other staff on screening tool

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with people with intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injury
  • Demonstrated experience of facilitating psycho-educational, personal development and other non-offence specific reintegration programs for offenders within groups
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the reducing re-offending literature and an ability to apply theory to practice.

A relevant tertiary qualification in a relevant allied health discipline is desirable.


How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.




Specialist Program Facilitator (AH3)

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Kate Hayes on (03) 5471 1211 | kate.hayes@justice.vic.gov.au

Specialist Program Facilitator (AH3)