1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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3421-11 Parole or Probation Officer

Supervises parolees who have been placed on probation by court order or released conditionally from corrective service institutions.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • submits reports and recommendations on whether offenders should be granted parole or put on probation
  • interviews parolees, their families, employers and teachers, investigating their history, both before and during detention
  • arranges for treatment or employment of parolees as directed by the courts
  • supervises parolees and advises them on such matters as education, employment, finance, housing and other community services
  • conducts regular interviews and reports on progress
  • maintains contact with families to resolve problems of readjustment and rehabilitation
  • may assist in determining which cases fall in the jurisdiction of the court system and which should be referred to other agencies

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