Department of Justice and Community Safety Employee Reviews
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Although there were numerous bureaucratic processes relating to government systems with decisions made by state officials, project teams worked well together.
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While the intention to support youth within the justice precinct is in theory a wonderful opportunity, the reality is that it is highly dangerous and the caliber of staff are generally not highly educated or concerned with maintaining high levels of integrity.
I think working in this environment is very stressful and dangerous. Unpredictable young people's behaviors sometimes can cause an assault on other people as well as staff. Placing different your people with different issues and backgrounds is unsafe.
Shift work is essential, week end work is required. Yearly training essential. Lots of variety of work experience. Prisoners are easier to manage than staff. Management to not support staff effectively.
I worked at Corrections Victoria, Forensic Intervention Service and used to be called Specialised Offender Assessment and Treatment Service. The management there are bully and unfriendly. You wont have a say at work and they constantly make threat to put you under performance if you cannot make 100% KPI. Some seniors there have been there for so long and they lost their passion. When you ask them questions, they would just ignore you. Worst place to work.
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Love coming in everyday to a supportive team environment. Amazing support from everyone. Clean amenities. Convenience of a cafe, kitchen and spacious work space. No pressure from Leaders, they are just as supportive as ever gone else. Love this job.
Job development only happens if you know someone regardless of skills, experience or knowledge. Job culture is very poor at our location. Care factor is zero. Lots of very unhappy people.
Use to be the overtime
Way too many inexperienced staff, dangerous.
- Always flexible with working hours, working from home and when needing to take leave. - I found HR supportive and the department very culturally inclusive which I loved. - If you are on fixed term it is hard to secure an ongoing position without having to go through a panel interview, even if you are already working in the position
DJSC is a great place to work but it's in a state of flux and the vision is not clear. It's a work in progress and I expect to see a much better workplace by the end of 2019. There's significant lack of resources in training and ensuring staff development outside of internal training mechanism. There's a lot of autonomy in higher VPS roles but also a lack of guidance or mentorship from executives or senior management. Overall it's a great place to work if you land on a good project but that's not always guaranteed
flexible work environment, autonomy
lack of staff development
Bullying culture protected by HR, Senior Management and Leadership Executives. The department brags to care about their employees and their Mental Health but the fact is if you work here you'll end up suffering with mental health issue yourself. You are not allowed to be yourself. Even your hello or good morning (which are basic professional traits) might end up offending someone.
Bullying and bad working culture
The salary offered could never make up for the lack of training, nepotism and downward envy from people who have been in positions they are not qualified for too long. The turnover of staff should be seen as an indicator of performance of management, not the staff they supposedly look after (when they are not too busy at the tennis, on the boards of companies and "working from home"). If you want to sit around earning too much money to prove that you can take a two hour lunch or reduce the new recruits to tears by assigning tasks without support, this is the perfect job for you. If you want to actually do your job, up skill and work as a team, keep walking because despite policy and guidelines that say you will be doing these things you'll be too busy pulling knives out of your back (and front) to do your job. Don't expect to be rewarded for experience because that is threatening to the stuffy arrogant seasoned bullies who will use it to make you look like a know it all or segregate you until you question your abilities and don't expect your executive management to have any qualifications appropriate for the job they get paid for or have any issues dealt with by HR (have a look at how many lawyers work for HR, that'll tell you how much money they spend protecting the vile culture that is as accepted as the "casual racism" and high turnover). Apart from that, it's a beautiful place to work if you ignore the previous statements...
Three hours of lunch if you are invited.
Bullying protected, racism, ignorance and incompetent management leading to injury.
Job description of a Supervisor has changed over the last few years due to reforms ie Parole Board decisions after high profile media cases. Youth Justice also playing a large role in this and the high amount of Remandee's and Protection Prisoners incaserated. Due to this so many incidents of Self Harm, suicide, assault not just prisoner on prisoner but statt assaults also.
Ongoing work, this industry is never going to close.
Night Shift, Assaultative behaviour by inmates increasing. Less staff to deal with more prisoners.
Corrections is a great job but not for everyone You need to be a type of person for this environment It’s very challenging at times but at the same time it has its down time and I like to be constantly busy and challenged