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Job Number : 29459
Type and Location : Other / Sydney
Listed By : NSW Department of Justice on 3 Jan 2020
Specific Needs Resource & Training Coordinator - Ongoing - Sydney

Specific Needs Resource & Training Coordinator

 Corrective Services NSW is currently seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Resource and Training Coordinator


  • Work in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of disability and mental health specialists
  • Metropolitan base with state-wide travel
  • Package includes salary ($97,152- $107,541) plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
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 reoffending, managing custodial and community-based correctional services, protecting rights and community standards and advising on law reform and legal matters.


Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) delivers professional correctional services and programs to reduce the risk of re-offending and enhance public safety. It services a key function of the NSW Justice sector by providing effective, safe and humane management of offenders both in custody and in the community. CSNSW also works in partnership with other government and community agencies to ensure that offenders and their families are supported.


The Specific Needs Cluster is part of Offender Services and Programs and addresses issues related to offenders with disability, acute mental health impairment and those at acute risk of suicide and self-harm. The Specific Needs Cluster is a multi-disciplinary team working across units within custody as well as having state-wide responsibilities for direct management, program and service delivery within the Additional Support Units, the Mental Health Screening Units, Acute Crisis Management Units, Mum Shirl Unit and Mothers and Children’s Unit.


The Specific Needs Resource and Training Coordinator is an integral part of the team, providing training to internal and external stakeholders.

About the role

The Specific Needs Resource & Training Coordinator role:

  • Provides training and professional development for operational staff on offender disability and specific needs matters and is a source of knowledge/information on offenders with cognitive, sensory, physical and psychosocial disabilities to internal and external stakeholders.
  • promotes the need for equitable access to services and programs for offenders with disability/specific needs through the education, professional training and improvement in awareness of operational staff.
  • The role provides expert advice and feedback and works in partnership with Corrective Services Academy and Regional Training staff in the development and delivery of disability/specific needs training to CSNSW Custodial, Community Corrections and Offender Services & Programs staff.

CSNSW offers flexible work hours under the Flexible Working Hours Agreement.

Click here for more information about this role. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline e.g. psychology, special education, social science or equivalent extensive experience in service provision for people with disability.
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment with experience and competencies to develop and deliver training packages in relation to offenders with disability and other specific needs.
  • Understanding of issues related to a range of disabilities (cognitive, sensory, physical and psychosocial) with a clear knowledge of current disability related legislation and Disability Strategic Plan.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
  • NSW drivers licence and willingness to travel throughout NSW.
About you

The ideal candidate for the role will have:

  • A passion for providing high quality training and education.
  • An ability to undertake travel throughout NSW to deliver training.
  Applying for the role

To apply for this role please submit an application online via and attach an up to date resume (maximum 5 pages) along with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.


When applying you will need to answer the three pre-screening questions below. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability.

1. Describe in detail your experience in delivery training in an adult learning environment, and how you could apply this to your role as the Specific Needs Resource & Training Coordinator in CSNSW( 400 words ).

2. Outline the primary issues operational staff are likely to face in working with offenders with complex needs and describe the strategies you would use to address these issues in training( 400 words).

3. Describe and give examples of your organisational and communication skills to key stakeholders in your daily duties( 400 words).


ContactBerindah Aicken, State-wide Manager Specific Needs ( Phone: 0429 639 520)

Closing date:  2nd February 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 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. 

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