The successful applicant will focus on first time offending juveniles and adults and use proactive approach to the traditional sentencing procedure that entails working closely with the court and various stakeholders to offer alternative punishment or disciplinary action.
- Gather information from offenders and various sources and make recommendations to the court regarding who may be suitable candidates for the Alternative Sentence programme.
- Plan and manage all Alternative Sentence and Restorative Justice programmes and conduct Restorative Justice meetings as necessary.
- Ensure that necessary reports required by the court or any other relevant stakeholders are produced in a timely manner and that any court-appointed recommendations for persons on the programme are carried out.
- Provide the Magistrate with updates on any and all persons assigned to the Alternative Sentence Programme which may include a Restorative Justice aspect such as Community Service or the Restorative Justice meeting.
- Liaise and meet with the relevant stakeholders to ensure that they are available to the individual on the programme, they under their roles and to receive updates regarding their role in the programme and their progress with the individuals assigned to the Alternative Sentence or Restorative Justice Programme.
- Ensure that persons assigned to the programme are present for all aspects of the programme they are committed to, including court appearances and various meetings.
- Meet with persons enrolled in the programme at least bi-monthly to examine whether or not they are achieving the desired outcome of the programme, as well as to support and encourage continued participation in the programme.
- Visit persons in the programme to ensure that they are adhering to the stipulations of the programme and offer additional help where possible for further rehabilitation to take place where it may be necessary.
- Create any additional programmes for candidates who have received an Alternative Sentence that may be deemed necessary to address behavioural issues, particularly linked to their index crime.
- Performs any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.
- Associate’s Degree in General Studies, Law Enforcement or a related area
- Five (5) years related experience with supervisory and control and restraint experience
- Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Sound knowledge of prison security procedures
- First AID/CPR Training
- Good knowledge of managing shifts
- Sound knowledge of contingency and emergency procedures
- Sound knowledge of investigation procedure and report writing
- Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
- Good analytical and decision-making skills
- Good interpersonal and organisational skills
- Ability to work well under pressure