Parole or Probation Officer

Australian Immigration – Parole or Probation Officer

While this occupation is in demand in Australia, it may not always appear on the Skilled Occupations List. When categorising occupations, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection use the Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) publication as the guide to job title, specialisation and skill requirement. This publication is not always reflective of the job titles and specialities in the market place. If you are unable to find your occupation on the Skilled Occupations List or the state/territory occupation lists then we recommend you look at the ANZSCO to see whether your occupation is listed under another name.

Keep up to date with frequent changes to Immigration Laws. If you are unsure whether your occupation falls into one of the occupations on the Skilled Occupations List or you have any visa question, we recommend you contact a Registered Migration Agent for assistance.

How can I get the visa ?

The following are possible options of living in Australia as a Parole or Probation Officer

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Finding a Job

Here is a recent “Parole / Probation Officer” Job in Australia that would give you an idea what kind of skills and qualifications  are required:

Community Corrections service, Northern Territory Probation and Parole Officers.

Probation and Parole Officers & Probation and Parole Case Managers (PPOs & PPCMs) work as part of a team to supervise adult and youth offenders who have been sentenced to a court order or have been released from a Correctional Centre on a parole order.

As a PPO, you will work with offenders to ensure they understand the order and the conditions they must comply with, whilst encouraging positive changes in their behaviour. You will complete assessments on offenders and prepare reports for the courts and the Parole Board.

The role is pivotal in supporting Community Corrections to promote a safer community through supporting offenders to make positive choices. The role is varied and allows staff to contribute to both a safer community and the lives of offenders.
The Benefits

In return for their dedication, Probation and Parole Officers enjoy a range of great benefits including:

six weeks annual leave
career development opportunities
supportive employer offering paid training for nationally accredited certificate IV in Correctional Practice
opportunities for study assistance for tertiary education
opportunities for travel across the Northern Territory
Community Corrections service all of the Northern Territory with offices in Darwin, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy, Groote Eylandt, Katherine, Wadeye and Tennant Creek reaching almost 80 remote communities. With such broad coverage many staff will have an opportunity to travel to remote locations where they will see and experience things that few others will ever get the chance to experience at work.
We’re looking for

To be successful in this role you will utilise your life experience, professional maturity, knowledge and skills in dealing with offenders to assist them make a positive change. To achieve this you will require:

strong report writing and administration skills
the ability to develop rapport and build effective professional working relationships with a diverse range of people
an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and demonstrated ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds
highly developed communication skills
excellent problem solving and time management skills
high integrity and resilience
willingness to obtain criminal history & working with children check
willingness to complete cognitive ability and work preference testing
willingness to complete Microsoft Word testing
willing to attend an assessment centre and panel interview
hold a valid manual NT Drivers License or be able to obtain
must be willing to travel to remote locations

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