Publication date: Thursday, 23 February 2017
Expressions of interest are open for experienced, qualified professionals in the behavioural or health sciences to deliver programs to adult offenders that will help them transform their lives and reduce reoffending in NSW.
Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW), part of the Department of Justice, is calling for group leaders, counsellors, psychologists and teachers or students in the behavioural and health sciences to submit an 'expression of interest' for a role delivering the EQUIPS* suite of behaviour change programs at community corrections locations in Sydney and regional NSW.
The EQUIPS programs target offending behaviour related to addiction, aggression and domestic abuse. The programs are designed to help offenders understand the factors that led to them offending in the first place, and to develop the skills they need to reduce their risk of offending again.
Expanding the number of facilitators to deliver behaviour change programs for offenders is part of Corrective Services' $237 million, four-year Strategy to Reduce Reoffending.
Successful applicants will enter into 'contract agreements' with the Department of Justice. These program facilitators will be trained in EQUIPS program delivery, and will be paid for every 20-session program they deliver, as well their preparation time and the necessary training. Training will be held every month until the end of this year in Sydney and regional locations.
Expressions of interest for program facilitators are open now. CSNSW will conduct information sessions to give potential applicants more information about the EQUIPS programs and the role of a program facilitator, and the opportunity to ask questions.
The first information session will be held from 11am – 12.30pm on Monday, 27 February 2017 on level 1 of the Henry Deane Building, 20 Lee Street, Sydney (adjacent to Central station).
To RSVP for the information session, email firstname.lastname@example.org. On arrival at the Henry Dean Building, please register at reception on the ground floor and you will be guided to the meeting room on level 1.
More information about the program facilitation roles and expression of interest process is available in the attached PDF file [162kb].
To submit an expression of interest, visit the NSW Government eTendering website.
* EQUIPS stands for explore, question, understand, investigate, practice and succeed.