Senior Prison Officer | Melbourne - Western Metro

Senior Prison Officer

Application Close Date: 26-Nov-2017
Melbourne - Western Metro
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$67,982 - $78,177
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About Us

HM Melbourne Assessment Prison (MAP) is a maximum-security correctional facility located in Melbourne's CBD. The Prison is the State's main reception prison, receiving prisoners directly from the Courts and Police and provides assessment and orientation services for all male prisoners received into the prison system. The MAP also operates the Melbourne County Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeals custody facilities. These facilities manage both male and female prisoners of all security ratings, operating Monday to Friday.

About the Role

Senior Prison Officers take a lead role within custodial teams, coaching, mentoring and supporting prison officers. A senior prison officers' role encompasses a range of teamwork, case management, custodial and security responsibilities.

Senior Prison Officers can be responsible for the day to day management of prisoner accommodation. The Senior Prison Officer must have the ability to manage the day to day operations of a team of Prison Officers and the case management of more complex or difficult offenders. Offender management involves working in a team environment with other professionals to optimise the opportunities for rehabilitation through all aspects of the day to day routines, services and programs of the facility. Senior Prison Officers model and reinforce behaviour and thinking within their team, and with prisoners that assists the individual prisoner's ability to change their behaviour and contribute in a positive manner to the community upon release.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • the ability to use computer systems e.g. Microsoft Word and email
  • knowledge of, and experience working in the prison environment
  • strong team work skills - working collaboratively with the team to achieve work goals

You must have completed the Prison Officer Pre-Service Training to be eligible for these roles.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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