Prison Officer - Marngoneet Correctional Centre | Melbourne - Western Metro

Prison Officer - Marngoneet Correctional Centre

Application Close Date: 21-Feb-2018
Melbourne - Western Metro
Prison Officers
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$52,713 - $67,692
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Ongoing and Casual Prison Officer vacancies– Marngoneet Correctional Centre

  • No day is  the same – get exposure to all areas of Marngoneet Correctional Centre
  • No specific work experience is required - we value maturity and life experience
  • Have a career that makes a positive difference to our community
  • $31.57 per hour for casual roles and $52,713 - $67,692 per annum for ongoing roles (+ super + penalty rates for evening and weekend shifts); with yearly pay increases.
  • Eight weeks paid squad training commences in May

We are hosting free information sessions, where you can meet staff from the prison and ask any specific questions you may have.

Date and Time: Wednesday, 7 February at 6pm in Drysdale

To register for this event, please press here

Date and Time: Saturday, 17 February at 10.30am in Geelong

To register for this event, please press here

Marngoneet Correctional Centre is a medium security prison. It's designed to reduce re-offending by offering a number of rehabilitation and vocational programs including employment education to increase opportunities for prisoners on release.

The physical design of Marngoneet is different to a maximum security prison. It promotes normal living conditions, shaping social interaction, where prisoners are provided living units. Marngoneet Correctional Centre promotes prisoners to improve and gain personal and social responsibility.

The design includes industry, education programs from TAFE, recreation and program facilities that provide prisoners with a setting that supports security, safety, learning and behaviour change.

Your day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • assisting with the safety and security of prisoners, your team mates and visitors.
  • working on a 24/7 rotating roster (where penalty rates apply ncluding for working weekends).
  • being involved in your assigned prisoner's Individual Management Plans, ensuring that the programs they are participating in are linked to their needs and goals.
  • conducting regular patrols, searches and security related activities aligned with our policies and procedures that you will be trained in.
  • building strong working relationships with your team mates and other stakeholders, contributing towards a positive and enjoyable working environment.
  • being a key contributor to making a positive influence on the prisoners you liaise with, and being a key contributor to assisting these individuals reintegrate positively back into society on their release.

What skills & experience do you need?

Your life experience is valued in this role.

We know that good prison officers come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a range of work experience and skills. 

No previous experience in a similar role or any particular qualifications are required, including retail management, customer service, stay at home parents, trades and farming. We also strongly encourage both females and males to apply. We look for strong capabilities in the following areas:

  • Verbal communication
  • Conflict management and problem-solving
  • Influencing and negotiation
  • Self-confidence     
  • Initiative and accountability
  • Empathy and cultural awareness
  • Professionalism, integrity and maturity

Benefits of working at Corrections Victoria

  • Penalty rates paid working night shifts and weekends and yearly performance-based salary or hourly rate increases
  • Personalised Professional Development Plans – opportunities for promotion and career progression both within Corrections Victoria and the Department of Justice and Regulation – also opportunities to take temporary contracts within the Department and other Government agencies
  • Eight weeks paid training with your new team mates ensures that you have the skills required; your practical and class room training covering self-defence, cultural awareness, report writing & conflict management

Security Screening and Pre Service Medical and Physical Capability Assessments

In order to be eligible for appointment to roles within Corrections Victoria which are prisons based or offender facing, applicants must be of good character and reputation and are thus subject to a number of pre-employment security checks.

These security checks will include:

  • National Criminal Record Check (and fingerprints check)
  • Pre-employment security check
  • Vic Roads License Check (or interstate or overseas if applicable)
  • Victoria Police Check

To be eligible to apply, you are required to be an Australian Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or a New Zealand Citizen with permanent working rights at the time of your application. 

To ensure all prison officers are capable of undertaking the physical requirements of the prison officer role, without injury to themselves or others, it is a requirement to pass a pre service medical and physical capability assessment prior to employment at the end the of the recruitment process.

Please refer to the attached documents for more info

Working for Corrections Victoria

Our purpose is to contribute to safer communities by delivering a safe, secure and humane correctional system.

We do this through our offender management practices, actively engaging with offenders and the community to promote positive behavioural change and address social disadvantage.

We value:

  • Serving the community
  • Working together
  • Acting with integrity
  • Respecting other people

Applications will be regularly reviewed up until the closing date, so please do not delay in submitting your application.

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve.  We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

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