Senior Overseer (Furniture) - Senior Trade Supervisor - Ongoing, Fulltime -...

Department of Communities and Justice

Corrective Services NSW


Senior Overseer Furniture - Senior Trade Supervisor - Ongoing, Fulltime - Mid North Coast Correctional Centre Kempsey

  • Career Opportunity - with potential for further career advancement
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Mid North Coast Correctional Centre, Aldaville NSW 2440
  • Senior Overseer, Salary ($89,855), + superannuation & leave loading. Incidental allowance of $5,283 pa is also applied.

About us:

The Department of Justice delivers legal, court and supervision services to the people of NSW by managing courts and justice services, implementing programs to reduce crime and re offending, managing custodial and community-based correctional services, protecting rights and community standards and advising on law reform and legal matters.

Corrective Services NSW employs trade Overseers, Senior Overseers and Managers in Corrective Services Industries (CSI) providing inmates in correctional centres with vocational training in service and commercial industries 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 and 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 Business Unit 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:

  • Minimum Certificate III trade qualification in one of the following: Furniture Marking, Carpentry, Joinery, Wood Machinist.
  • Proven extensive post trade experience.
  • Current Certificate III in Correctional Practice or capacity to complete Certificate III in Correctional Practice in accordance with specified CSNSW timeframes.
  • Current drivers licence and preparedness to drive a vehicle in the course of performing the role.

About you:

The ideal candidate is will be able prove their skills to:

  • Lead and direct the activities of work teams and appraise the performance of supervised staff and provide counsel and feedback to ensure organisational and personal development objectives are achieved.
  • Participate in planning and reviewing quality and continuous improvement processes.
  • Supervise, coach, train, instruct and work with inmates to develop their work skills whilst creating and replicating a real workplace environment.
  • Provide and promote detailed input to case management through the Work Readiness Program.
  • Ensure Duty of Care and compliance with relevant CSNSW and CSI policies, practices, procedures and probity requirements.
  • Manage budget and resources efficiently and effectively to achieve planned outcomes.
  • Create and maintain a safe working environment for staff, contractors, inmates and visitors to comply with Work Health & Safety legislation.

Applying for the role:

You must answer the following target question as part of the online application (maximum 400 words), we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability:

Target Question 1 Focus Capability Results

Tell me about a time when quality standards were critical to your role. How did you maintain these

Target Question 2 Focus Capability Manage Self

What feedback mechanisms have you used to ensure your work is on target

When applying you will need to attach:

  • Resume (maximum 5 pages and including 2 Referees one must be a current supervisor)
  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description (please refer to the Role Description so that you can address the highlighted capabilities).
  • Copies of Trade Qualifications

Closing date: 23 March 2020

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 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.

23/03/2020 $0 Port Macquarie & Mid North Coast 1 Trades & Services
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