Prison Officer - Metropolitan Remand Centre | Melbourne - Western Metro

Prison Officer - Metropolitan Remand Centre

Application Close Date: 29-Aug-2017
Melbourne - Western Metro
Prison Officers
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$51,806 - $66,527
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Prison Officer – Metropolitan Remand Centre

  • No day is  the same – get exposure to all areas of the Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC)
  • We accept all backgrounds and cultures – no specific qualifications required - we value maturity and life experience
  • Start a career that makes a positive difference to our community
  • $51,041 - $52,076 base + super + penalty rates

Make a valuable difference to our community and contribute to the rehabilitation of prisoners by providing leadership, advice, support and guidance.

We invite you to attend one of our information sessions to meet with staff members of MRC in addition to our recruitment team. Keep an eye on the webpage below for further details:


 A background of the Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC)

As the MRC has a combination of both sentenced and un-sentenced prisoners, the following important features of the centre include:

  • Sentenced and un-sentenced prisoners are kept separate as far as practicable.
  • Providing appropriate resources to enable remanded prisoners to prepare for court.
  • A positive interaction and respectful environment between staff and prisoners.
  • A strong emphasis on helping prisoners maintaining legal, family and community ties.
  • Providing a range of daily activity options where provide prisoners with the opportunity for constructive engagement during out of cell hours.

Your day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Providing a safe and secure environment for prisoners, your team mates and visitors from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • assisting in achieving prisoner's personal and professional goals
  • conducting regular patrols, searches and security related activities aligned with our policies and procedures that you will be trained in
  • building 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 assisting these individuals reintegrate positively back into society upon 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. 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

  • Full time hours 8 weeks paid training provided – where on completion you will be accredited your Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Custodial)
  • 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

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 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 click on this link to find out more about the benchmarks and how to prepare for the health assessment:

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.

Come and find your potential within – you'll be making a difference in your community. In return, you'll receive encouragement, support and ongoing training to build a rewarding career.

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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