Prison Officer - Hopkins Correctional Centre and HM Prison Langi Kal Kal
- Location: Western - Ararat
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Various
About this role
Are you ready to start a career that provides long-term job security?
- Full-time, Part-time and Casual positions available
- No corrections experience needed - a comprehensive, fully paid, eight-week training program will give you the skills you need.
- Earn generous penalty rates for night and weekend shifts.
Are you looking for a local career that ticks all your boxes?
From full-time roles to casual jobs that fit around your lifestyle, there are currently great opportunities at both facilities whether you're looking for a new, ongoing career, more casual hours or to step back into work as a parent or in your retirement.
If you've applied in the past without success, it's well worth trying again. Your people skills, maturity and life experience will all have grown, and these are qualities we look for in a great prison officer.
The role of a prison officer
Prison officers equip prisoners with skills, perspectives and behaviours they need to build a better future. This is the contribution they make to reducing re-offending and making our communities safer.
Prison officers are role-models for prisoners and work with them to develop:
- Positive and constructive conversations and behaviours
- Self-respect and respect for others
- Constructive goals and the steps towards them
- Positive decisions and ownership of their actions.
What's in it for you
- Earn $57,638 - $74,016 + super as a full-time prison officer working on a rotating roster or plan your job around your life as a casual, earning a base rate of $34.51 per hour + super.
- Enjoy job security and the satisfaction of making a real difference.
- Work with a highly effective and supportive team while helping to make the community safer.
- Enjoy generous penalty rates on night shifts, weekends and public holidays paid in addition to salary. These benefits can significantly increase your take home pay.
- Complete eight weeks of paid full-time training (paid at $55,836 per annum pro rata). By the end, you will feel confident and well equipped to begin your new job and continue working towards Certificate III accreditation in Custodial Services Practice.
You could be exactly who we're looking for
Our prison officers have come from a wide range of previous occupations, so if you've done well in any of these, you could have exactly the people skills and life experience we're looking for.
- Retail and admin assistants
- Wait staff / Bartenders
- Healthcare and disability workers
- Personal trainers
- Customer service officers
- Community workers and sports coaches
- Army and Navy
- Correctional officers
- Truck drivers
- Security guards / safety officers
- Construction workers.
What we're looking for
Strong verbal communication – Sometimes we need to de-escalate a potentially volatile situation through negotiation and our ability to empathise.
Professionalism – We value integrity and maturity. We respect doing work thoroughly, keeping our word and following procedures.
Problem-solving skills – We regularly encounter conflict and personal issues between prisoners, so you need to think on your feet and make decisions under pressure.
Accountability and teamwork – You're the type of person who takes well considered actions and is ready to be a leader when needed.
- You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold Australian permanent residency. You must also possess a current Victorian driver's license (minimum P2 category) and be willing to obtain a current first aid certificate.
- Successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks that may include national police checks, misconduct screening and traffic offences.
- You will also need to pass a health and fitness assessment. Find out how you match up and what progress you need to make by taking our health assessment survey.
ABOUT HOPKINS CORRECTIONAL CENTRE
ABOUT HM PRISON LANGI KAL KAL
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 email@example.com
The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).
Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes. Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:
1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you. To learn more about what you'll do on the job, as well as the physical requirements, go to www.correctionsjobs.vic.gov.au/prison-officers
Applications close at midnight, on Sunday 17 October 2021.
|Location:||Western - Ararat|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$57,638 - $74,016|
|Application Close Date:||17-Oct-2021|
|Attachments:|| Prison Officer Recruitment Process 2021.pdf (PDF, 297KB)
Prison Officer and Youth Justice Health Assessment Fact Sheet - Aug 2021.pdf (PDF, 145KB)
Position Description Prison Officer COG2a Oct21.pdf (PDF, 238KB)