Grafton Serco

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The new state-of-the-art Clarence Correctional Centre outside of Grafton is due to open mid 2020. This 1,700 bed facility will create 600 jobs for people to join Serco across a wide variety of job profiles.

Learn more about Clarence Correctional Centre and job opportunities below.

Real people, real jobs

Serco is an extraordinary company, making a positive difference to people's lives every day and will operate the new Clarence Correctional Centre.

At Serco, you'll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world.

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Trade Instructor Woodwork

Location: Grafton, New South Wales AU


Job Number: 598

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Job Summary

This is an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for a Trade Instructor - Woodwork. You will join Australia’s most innovative and largest correctional centre and have the opportunity to play a key position within the Serco team.

A rewarding career opportunity awaits you as a Woodwork Trade Instructor with Serco. We celebrate diversity and are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

The Clarence Correctional Centre is due to open in mid-2020, with a 1700 bed facility, making it the largest and most state-of-the-art correctional centre in Australia. Serco Australia has a 20 year contract to operate and maintain the centre, creating the opportunity for long-term, rewarding and secure employment with exciting career prospects in one of Australia’s most spectacular coastal and country locations.

About you

You are looking for a new exciting career or may have experience in a correctional environment. You are motivated and ready to take the opportunity. You will be working and creating a culture of openness, trust and transparency coupled with your focus on living and instilling our values, while promoting equality and removing barriers to diversity will ensure you succeed in this role. You also have strong communication skills and are respectful with a commitment and passion for the on-going rehabilitation working towards making a positive difference to the lives of the people in our care.

About the opportunity

As a Woodwork Trades Instructor, you will be responsible for delivering and evaluating a range of trade training programs for inmates focussed on assisting inmates to integrate successfully into the community and gain post-release employment. You will play an integral role in promoting rehabilitation and reintegration, ensuring the safety and security in the centre and the community, and provide a safe and respectful environment to everyone in the centre.

You will play an integral role in assisting inmates in their rehabilitation by actively encouraging program participation and oversee their work. You will also be responsible for reporting any incidents or behaviours of inmates for the sentence management process. Part of your role will consist of report writing surrounding trade activities, incidents, equipment damage and administration records. You will also be responsible for managing inventory, stock take and ordering.

As a Trades Instructor you will impart trade knowledge to inmates whilst supervising their work, implement training programs, maintain up to date knowledge of current and emerging trends.

To be successful in this role you will

  • Hold a Certificate III in Joinery, Carpentry and/ or Cabinet Making
  • Hold a Certificate IV Training & Assessment or Full training will be provided to obtain this within the first year of employment.
  • Certificate III Correctional Practice, or Full training will be provided to obtain Certificate III Correctional Practice accreditation to be completed within the first year of employment
  • Have a minimum 5 years Woodwork experience.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Serco’s values and the rehabilitation process
  • Demonstrate a competent level of computer literacy and report writing
  • Proficient interpersonal and communications skills
  • Maintains high level of integrity and ethical behaviour

About Us

At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people working across more than 20 countries worldwide. But no matter your role or where you’re based, we each share the same goal – to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day. Serco is a business where people and values matter. We have a strong public service ethos, and we employ people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

We are committed to diversity and we encourage people from different backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse and people with disabilities to apply.

Interested to be part of our brand new team? If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be part of this exciting new opportunity, click the Apply Now Button.

To find out more about us visit: https://serco.gr8people.com/

Job Number: 598

Community / Marketing Title: Trade Instructor Woodwork

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