Senior Prison Officer | North West - Loddon

Senior Prison Officer

Application Close Date: 20-Aug-2018
North West - Loddon
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$70,209 - $80,739
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About us

Loddon Prison Precinct is comprised of a medium-security prison and a restricted minimum-security centre, catering for male prisoners. It is situated 4 km from Castlemaine and 128 km to Melbourne's north-west.

About the role

As a Senior Prison Officer, you will take a lead role within custodial teams, coaching, mentoring and supporting prison officers. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of prisoner accommodation and the case management of more complex or difficult offenders.

In this role, you will:

  • coordinate the day-to-day operations of a team of Prison Officers
  • work with all members of the prison to ensure the safety and security of prisoners, staff and visitors
  • manage a caseload of more difficult and complex offenders, in accordance with the requirements of offender management practices, liaising with various clinical, vocational, personal development and reintegration service staff to meet the identified needs of offenders
  • operate as a team leader by participating in the performance management process, delivery of training, coaching and support in prisoner assessment, case management, program and service knowledge.

The following full-time positions are available:

  • 2 x ongoing, full time
  • 2 x fixed-term, full time (12 months)

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have excellent interpersonal skills in order to effectively supervise staff and motivate more complex offenders to meet work program goals, ensuring understanding and securing agreement and cooperation. You will also have strong organising, planning and problem solving skills to achieve organisational objectives.

Completion of the Victorian Prison Officer Pre-service training is essential.

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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