Scott Reinke – COSP Manager
Community Offender Support Program Centres (COSPs) are an exciting initiative of Corrective Services where staff work practically with offenders, helping them to re-settle into the community.
Find out more about the Community Offender Support Program.
Why did you become a COSP Manager?
I was a Police Officer in the NT for 11 years and I wanted to relocate to NSW. I had previous experience in an area similar to the COSP centre through a secondment that I did while I was policing. I saw it as a challenge and decided to apply for the role as it presented new opportunities.
I wanted to stay in the State Government because of the endless opportunities for employees. State Government allows you to build a broad skills base from a variety of experiences and there are also lots of opportunities to diversify and advance your career.
What do you like about your job?
I am faced with new challenges everyday. It is a stimulating environment and no day is the same – I am excited to come to work everyday. I am able to put a plan into action to respond to a challenge and see it through to the end. I assist people to re-enter the community, the work is rewarding and rehabilitating people and re-integrating them into the community so that they can have successful lives is very satisfying. I am able to make a difference to people’s lives through the work that I do.
What makes you good at your job?
I enjoy the challenge presented by the work, I am able to adapt to the different situations that can and do arise as part of the every day running of a COSP centre. Having the ability to plan and put that plan into action is a valuable skill. Skills in project management, strategic thinking, analytical thinking, risk management and people management as well as communication skills are essential for the role.
Yes I would definitely recommend this job. It is challenging and rewarding and you are assisting people everyday which is very worthwhile. You build a good skills base and the work is very interesting on a day to day basis as there are new challenges arising from it all the time.
If you are interested in casual employment in a Community Offender Support program Centre please apply online.