Prison Education Support Officer (357540)

Department of Justice
Tasmania Prison Service
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Position details

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Tasmanian State Service Award - General Stream Band 3


$70,490.00 to $76,195.00 pro rata, per annum

Employment type:

Fixed-term, full-time




Risdon Prison

Job description:

The position supports the multi-disciplinary prison education team comprising Service Providers such as TasTAFE, Libraries Tasmania, and other training organisations delivering education, training, learning and information services to prisoners. It provides a first point of contact for prisoners, students and stakeholders using the education spaces, training and library facilities in the Tasmania Prison Service.

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people living with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and LGBTIQ+ people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Period of Appointment

Fixed term until 23 August 2023

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight - flexible options available. 


  • Provide high level support to the Team Leader, Education staff and Stakeholders, maintaining a TPS consistent presence overseeing use of shared training facilities and multipurpose rooms within the prison.
  • Undertake a range of high-level clerical duties including office management, preparing documentation, reporting, facilitating partnership meetings, agenda and minute taking and providing reception and information services.  
  • Undertake financial related functions such as initiating requisitions, reconciling received goods, handling petty cash, as well as maintaining registers, systems and data bases.
  • Provide support and local inductions to students, learners and the general prisoner population in prison education areas, including assisting with digital literacy needs.
  • Support the day to day functions of the Prisoner Education System Administrator and liaise/support other TPS staff and external organisations in their facilitation of services as required, providing advice on TPS policies, procedures and reporting requirements.   
  • Provide supervision and monitoring of prisoner workers/assistants to the Education Team under direction the Prison Education and Training Team Leader.

Pre-employment Checks

The Head of State Service has determined that the person nominated for this vacancy is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.

The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Pre-employment checks

• Arson and fire setting
• Violent crimes and crimes against the person
• Sex-related offences
• Drug and alcohol related offences
• Crimes involving dishonesty
• Crimes involving deception
• Making false declarations
• Malicious damage and destruction to property
• Serious traffic offences
• Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice
• Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power
• Crimes involving Conspiracy

2. Disciplinary action in previous employment.

3. Identification check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File Statement of Duties (357540) Prison Education Support Officer.doc

Download File Statement of Duties (357540) Prison Education Support Officer.pdf

Download File About the Department of Justice (Tasmania Prison Service).DOCX

Download File About the Department of Justice (Tasmania Prison Service).pdf

Download File Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.docx

Download File Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.pdf

Download File FAQs Short Form Application.docx

Download File FAQs Short Form Application.pdf

How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.  We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please note if you submit the details of your referees with your application the Selection Panel may contact them without notifying you.

Please apply online by clicking the blue 'Apply Now' button.

Refer to the 'Information for Applicants (DOJ)' document for further information.  Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Department of Justice Recruitment Team on (03) 6165 4914.

For more information

Susan Pappini
A/Team Leader
Phone: (03) 6165 7241

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