Community Correction Officers
Community Corrections Officers are based at our Community Corrections Centres.
There are 16 locations throughout South Australia. The centres are also a workplace for social workers, managers, administration and support.
Community Corrections Officers role
Community Corrections Officers supervise offenders that are referred by the courts to undertake a community supervision.
This can include offenders on:
- bail or home detention bail
- home detention
- licences under the mental impairment legislation
- community service.
The majority of our Community Corrections Centres throughout the state include a work-base that manages the supervision of offenders undertaking community service work programs.
Staff required to supervise community service workers have a trade or skills background.
If you think this sounds interesting, here’s an overview of what the role covers:
- preparing pre-sentence and bail reports for the courts
- preparing pre-release reports for the Parole Board
- working in a sensitive manner with offenders from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds
- identifying specific offender needs and directing them to the appropriate programs available
- supervising groups of offenders undertaking community service hours and projects
- providing non-compliance reports to the courts to identify failures of offenders to meet their community based reporting requirements.
Candidates should follow the guidance on applying to work at DCS.