Senior Overseer - Trade Supervisor - Furniture - Temporary upto 12 months -...

Senior Overseer Trade Supervisor 5D - Furniture Temporary up to 12 months, Full - Time Lithgow Correctional Centre,

  • Temporary up to 12 months, Full-Time role
  • Location: Lithgow Correctional Centre
  • Clerk Grade, Salary ($89,855), plus superannuation and annual leave loading. An Incidental allowance of $5,283 pa is applied.

About us:

Corrective Services NSW employs Senior Overseers in commercial Corrective Services Industries (CSI) providing inmates in correctional centres with vocational training to improve their employment opportunities when they are released from custody. Employment is a proven factor in reducing the risk of re-offending.

About the role:

Provide leadership and mentoring to Overseers supervise and develop inmates through managing, coaching, instructing and encouraging them, as members of a team, in order that they may improve their work skills, enhance their post-release employment prospects and contribute productively to correctional centre objectives. Plan, schedule and oversee the activities of the team to ensure productivity efficiency and other commercial objectives are achieved, and that quality and safety requirements and customer needs are met.

Essential Requirements:

  • Certificate III in Correctional Practice (you will be provided with the training to achieve this qualification as part of your role)
  • Trade Qualification (Cert III minimum) in Cabinet making, Wood Machining, Carpentry or Fitting and Machining.
  • Current Driver Licence with ability and willingness to drive for the purposes of this role
  • Extensive post trade experience in Cabinet making, Wood Machining, Carpentry or Fitting and Machining


  • Manage and direct a small team of Overseers.
  • Facilitate offender employment assignments and wages.
  • Initiate and manage 19.1 assessments.
  • Motivate and manage offenders.
  • Schedule and manage daily rosters.
  • Strategically mange daily operations efficiently and effectively to meet KPI.
  • Have a practical and creative problem-solving ability
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to work independently
  • Be proactive and exercise initiative within the scope of the role
  • Ensure that all WHS Regulations are adhered to

About you:

The successful applicant will be employed as a CSI Senior Overseer/Trade Supervisor (CSI Senior Overseer 5 in 7 days) and will be responsible for the daily operation and organisation of work related activities including the supervision of staff and the supervision and training of inmates

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Applying for the role:

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When applying you will need to:

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.

Closing date: 24th November 2019

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 12 months.

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.

12/11/2019 $0 Tumut, Southern Highlands & Snowy 1 Trades & Services
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