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Training and Support for Delivering Group Programs

Programs are run by a variety of staff including Probation and Parole Officers, psychologists, Senior Services and Programs Officers and other Offender Services and Programs staff (e.g. Services and Programs Officers, AOD counsellors, welfare officers, counselling and support officers). All of these staff receive training in group work and in the content of the programs.

Read more about training for program delivery here

The supervision and support of staff who deliver programs is a major task for CSNSW Offender Programs Unit. To support this we have published a Program Supervision Framework which provides a quality assurance tool that can be applied to promote reflective practice and professional development of those involved in program delivery. The Offender Programs Unit provides supervision by conducting site visits, videotaped sessions, video conferencing and teleconferencing.

Supervision and support of psychologists who deliver Sex and Violent Offender Therapeutic Programs (SVOTP) is provided by Senior Psychologists from the SVOTP. These psychologists participate in relevant ongoing professional development consistent with the requirements of the Psychology Board of Australia.

Read the Supervision Framework here