Page 2339 - Week 06 - Thursday, 7 June 2018

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(7) Bimberi has 71 full-time equivalent funded positions. This includes youth workers, team leaders, unit managers, administration staff, facilities staff, cooks and management. In the casual pool, there are currently 14 youth workers available to undertake shifts.

(8) Operational staff are required to participate in the seven week induction prior to commencement. Other staff undertake a site induction, are briefed on the Emergency Operating Procedures and are involved in on the job learning specific to their role.

The Bimberi induction program includes; policies and procedures, trauma informed practice, cultural awareness, emergency operating procedures, responding to critical situations, human rights and incorporates face to face, practical and e-learning components.

(9) Yes. The Induction period includes a series of observation shifts where new staff observe current staff throughout the day as they fulfil their duties in order to assist new staff understand the practical application of skills and information they learn in training.

(10) Yes, there is full time payment for undertaking the seven week induction.

(11) Staff are also offered the opportunity to complete a Certificate IV in Youth Work. This collaboration between Bimberi and CIT enables new and existing staff to acquire tertiary skills and knowledge in the areas of youth justice and youth work. This flexible learning method allows staff to combine theory and on the job training to progress towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Refresher training is provided to staff to ensure fundamental skills are maintained. Refresher Training includes Emergency Operating Procedures, Fire Safety Training, First Aid/CPR and Responding to Critical Situations among other programs.

Operational and non-operational staff are able to access a suite of relevant training available across the Community Services Directorate and the ACT Public Service. Staff are also able to access the study assistance provisions of the ACT Public Service Enterprise Agreement to undertake further study.

(12) The Community Services Directorate (CSD) arranges the induction training program. Facilitators range from expert contracted providers, for example ACT Health, ACT Human Rights Commission, the Official Visitors for Children and Young People, Australian Childhood Foundation and CIT; to CSD internal Workforce Development section; and Bimberi managers. Each facilitator has expertise in the content they deliver.

(13) Facilitators have a variety of qualifications, experience and / or specialised knowledge relevant to the course content they deliver.

(14) Bimberi managers who deliver course content are experienced managers and have expert knowledge about the course content they deliver. For example, the Operations Manager and Security Unit Manager deliver the sessions on the safety and security policy and procedures and emergency operating plans. The Unit Manager responsible for the Admissions Unit delivers the session on the admissions policy and procedure.

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