Parole and Probation Officer

Parole or Probation Officers supervise offenders who have been placed on probation by court order or released conditionally from corrective service institutions.
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    Overview

    Parole or Probation Officers supervise offenders who have been placed on probation by court order or released conditionally from corrective service institutions.

    Day-to-day

    • supervises offenders on probation and parole
    • assesses clients' needs and plans develops and implements educational, training and support programmes
    • interviews clients and assesses the nature and extent of difficulties
    • monitors and reports on the progress of clients
    • refers clients to agencies that can provide additional help
    • completes administrative work which may include written correspondence and reports.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Stressful

    To become a Parole and Probation Officer

    • You usually need a formal qualification in community services, behavioural science, social work, social science, criminology, justice studies, or psychology to work as a Parole or Probation Officer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

      Find a Diploma or Certificate in Community Services

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