Official Visitor vacancies - various positions

Official Visitor vacancies - various positions
Wed 25 Oct 2023, 10:55pm - Sun 26 Nov 2023, 11:55pm N/A Employment and volunteering

Call for Expressions of Interest

ACT Official Visitors is seeking highly motivated, skilled and experienced people for appointment to Official Visitor roles in Canberra, as roles become vacant over the next year.

Official Visitors work with government and non-government agencies to monitor the conditions and quality of services at visitable places and to identify and resolve complaints. Official Visitors also send a report to the relevant Minister every three months.

Visitable places in Canberra include –

• Children and Young People - youth detention facility (Bimberi Youth Justice Centre) and places of residential care for children and young people
• Corrections - adult correctional centre (Alexander Maconochie Centre)
• Disability - supported accommodation for people with disabilities
• Mental Health - mental health facilities (such as Adult Mental Health Unit)/community housing
• Homelessness - homelessness services.

Generally, Official Visitors are appointed to work in only one operational area. For example, a successful applicant could be appointed as either a Corrections Official Visitor or a Disability Official Visitor.

Applicants must have well-developed liaison and communication skills and the ability to communicate empathetically with people of diverse backgrounds in challenging situations. An understanding of Human Rights in the ACT is highly desirable.

Appointments will be for a period of up to three years. Remuneration is as a Part-time office holder, up to $590 per day plus superannuation. This role provides networking opportunities and flexible working arrangements.

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply. At least one of the vacancies must be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

How to apply
Please 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 on Applicants will need to address the selection criteria in the selection package and send their expression of interest documents to

Applications close on 26 November 2023
Create new event based on this one