Official Visitors - multiple vacancies

Official Visitors - multiple vacancies
Thu 4 Aug 2022, 12:00am - Sun 28 Aug 2022, 11:55pm Employment and volunteering
Call for Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest are sought from highly motivated persons with suitable qualifications and/or experience for appointment as Official Visitor under the Official Visitor Act 2012 (the Act) in multiple vacancies arising over the coming twelve months.

Official Visitors are appointed to visit people in ‘visitable places’ in the ACT including -
• Children and Young People - youth detention facilities and places of residential care for children and young people
• Corrections - adult correctional centres
• Disability - supported accommodation for people with disabilities
• Mental Health - mental health facilities/community housing
• Homelessness - homelessness services.

The Act requires the appointment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person for the purposes of the Corrections Management Act 2007 and the Children and Young People Act 2008.

The role of Official Visitors is to assess the conditions and quality of services at visitable places and to inquire into and resolve complaints. Official Visitors are independent and provide quarterly written reports to relevant Ministers.

Applicants must possess well-developed liaison and communication skills and have the capacity and willingness to communicate empathetically with people in challenging situations. An understanding of the relevant legislation and the ACT Human Rights framework is highly desirable.

Current employees of the ACT Government Public Service are not eligible to apply for the position of Official Visitor.

Appointments will be for a period of up to three years.

Remuneration is as a Part-time Public Office Holder, refer:

How to apply
Applicants should contact Stefan Dzwonnik on 02 6207 0978 or for a copy of the selection package. The selection package can also be found in the ACT Diversity Register website. Expressions of interest should be sent to:

Applications close on 28 August 2022
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