As a Correctional Officer, I monitor, supervise, interact with and support prisoners as they work towards their rehabilitation goals.
The role of a Correctional Officer is one of significant responsibility. We are more than just security officers, we are case managers responsible for facilitating meaningful rehabilitation so that our prisoners may reintegrate into society and make a positive contribution to their communities. To reflect this level of responsibility the recruitment process for our Correctional Officers will involve a number of steps. We will guide and support you through this process.
Some of the key milestones in our recruitment process include:
- submission of an online application
- aptitude and psychometric testing
- panel interview
- verification of your employment history
- pre-employment medical (including drug and alcohol testing) and functional assessment and
- police and probity background checks
What are we looking for in a correctional officer?
- to be reasonably fit and healthy and to be able to complete successfully a fitness test
- good eyesight and hearing
- people with an enthusiasm for prisoner rehabilitation
- people wanting to assume the responsibility of prisoner case management and a desire to engage with prisoners on understanding their goals and helping them work toward achieving them
- people who can balance the rehabilitative needs of prisoners and the safety and security of staff and prisoners
- effective communication skills
- the ability to maintain professional boundaries whilst engaging with prisoners
- the ability to maintain a satisfactory security clearance
- the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team to provide rehabilitation to prisoners
- the ability to work shift work that involves a 7-day rotating roster including both day and night shifts