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Aboriginal Trades Instructor - Kitchens

Job Req ID:  116042
Posting Start Date:  16-Mar-2021

Lavadia, New South Wales, AU, 2462

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 
  • Long term role with great career opportunities 
  • Build a career to be proud of
  • Make a difference every day


About you

You are looking for a new exciting career or may have experience in a correctional environment. You are motivated and ready to take the opportunity.  You will be working and creating a culture of openness, trust and transparency coupled with your focus on living and instilling our values, while promoting equality and removing barriers to diversity will ensure you succeed in this role. You also have strong communication skills and are respectful with a commitment and passion for the on-going rehabilitation working towards making a positive difference to the lives of the people in our care.


About the Role

As an Aboriginal Trades Instructor, you will be responsible for overseeing the activities and behaviours of inmates in accordance with the inmates routines all of which will be used as input into their case management files. A key component of your role will be identifying inmates who may be at risk and advise the relevant staff.


You will play an integral role in assisting inmates in their rehabilitation by actively encouraging program participation and oversee their work. You will also be responsible for reporting any incidents or behaviours of inmates for the sentence management process. You would need to promote rehabilitation and reintegration, ensuring the safety and security in the centre and the community, and provide a safe and respectful environment to everyone in the centre. Part of your role will consist of report writing surrounding trade activities, incidents, equipment damage and administration records. You will also be responsible for managing inventory, stock take and ordering.


As an Aboriginal Trades Instructor  you will impart trade knowledge to inmates whilst supervising their work, implement training programs, maintain up to date knowledge of current and emerging trends.



To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold your Certificate III Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment or Full training will be provided to obtain this within the first year of employment.
  • Certificate III Correctional Practice or Full training will be provided to obtain this within the first year of employment.
  • Minimum 5 years Kitchens experience/Chef experience
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Serco’s values and the rehabilitation process
  • Maintains high level of integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health & Safety requirements



About Us

We have been operating correctional services in Australia for almost 15 years. As a prison operator, safety and security is always our first priority and the new Clarence Correctional Centre is no exception.  Newly opened in mid-2020, this 1,700-bed state-of-the-art facility is the largest correctional centre in Australia. 


At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world. We apply world's best practice, insights and technology across six key sectors: Citizen Services, Defence, Healthcare, Immigration, Justice and Transport. But no matter your role or where you’re based, we each share the same goal – to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day.  To learn more please visit


Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of Serco Asia Pacific Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). This position has been identified for an Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander in accordance with the Anti-discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).


About NSW Mid-North Coast

Located on the beautiful NSW Mid-North Coast approx. 6 hours’ drive from Sydney and 4 hours from Brisbane our region offers rainforests, epic headlands, sand dunes and some of the best Australian beaches with a variety of multi-cultural cafes, restaurants and friendly community towns. Our region has something to offer everyone from trail walks in National Parks, ocean adventures, sporting, relaxation and a vibrant culture. With recent Pacific Highway upgrades and investment in infrastructure, and with affordable housing and access to good schools and recreation options, you can select the ideal community location for your next career move with your family. Our closest communities are Grafton set on the Clarence River or if you are looking for that beach lifestyle consider Yamba, Woolgoolga, or Coffs Harbour with additional smaller beach communities along the way that all offer something unique.



Join Us

If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now


Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do.  We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter. 

By joining Serco you will have access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (Networks) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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