Prison Officer - MAP and MRC
- Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Ongoing - full time
About this role
- Multiple full-time positions available in Melbourne CBD and Ravenhall
- Bring your life experience and get paid to train on the job
- Help make the community a safer place for everyone
Prison officers equip prisoners with the skills they need to build a better future. If you're a good communicator and enjoy achieving positive outcomes, then you have the qualities needed to make a great prison officer.
Whatever work background you're from – retail, hospitality, administration, construction, education, healthcare, manufacturing or community services (to name a few) - your experience has already set you up to succeed in this role.
What's in it for you
- Earn $58,358 - $74,941 + super as a full-time prison officer working on a rotating roster
- Enjoy job security and the satisfaction of making a real difference
- 41 days paid full-time training
- Complete a Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial)
- Generous penalty rates on night shifts, weekends and public holidays
- Be a positive influence on prisoners
- Protect the safety and security of staff and prisoners
- Help build an enjoyable working environment
The skills prison officers have
To thrive in this job, you will need to be an effective communicator with a good level of empathy and resilience. Integrity and honesty are vital qualities, along with professionalism, situational awareness and the ability to follow procedures. You will also need to have emotional intelligence so you can be a consistent role model who makes considered decisions under pressure.
- Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold Australian permanent residency.
- Hold a current Victorian driver's license (minimum P2 category) and be willing to obtain a first-aid certificate.
- Undergo pre-employment checks that may include national police checks, misconduct screening and traffic offences.
- A level of health and fitness is required. Learn more by taking a close look at this fact sheet and by completing a self-assessment.
We are committed to building a workforce that promotes diversity and inclusion, in recognition of the value a diverse workforce has on building and maintaining a safe and secure work environment for all. We strongly encourage expressions of interest across all cultural backgrounds, genders and abilities.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles, including prison officers. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Learn more about what you'll do on the job, at correctionsjobs.vic.gov.au/prison-officers.
Once you start the application, it needs to be completed in one sitting. Allow 30 - 60 minutes to complete the application form.
Applications close at midnight, on Sunday 2 October 2022
|Location:||Melbourne - Western Metro|
|Work Type:||Ongoing - full time|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$58,358 - $74,941|
|Application Close Date:||02-Oct-2022|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - Prison Officer - COG1 2a - 2022.pdf (PDF, 225KB)
Recruitment Process_Prison Officer_Fact Sheet_2022.pdf (PDF, 156KB)
Health Assessment_Prison Officer_Fact Sheet_2022.pdf (PDF, 164KB)