Senior Prison Officer | Geelong

Senior Prison Officer

Application Close Date: 22-Jul-2018
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$70,209 - $80,739
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  • 2 x Ongoing, Full Time positions
  • 1 x Fixed Term, Full Time (until 31 January, 2020)

About us

Margoneet Correctional Centre is a medium security facility accommodating 559 male prisoners located in Lara, 70kms west of Melbourne. Karreenga is a medium security facility accommodating 300 male protection prisoners and is located adjacent to Margoneet.

Within the prisons, the Senior Prison Officers take a lead role within custodial teams and the role encompasses a range of teamwork, case management, custodial and security responsibilities.

About the role

As a Senior Prison Officer, you will:

  • be responsible for the day-to-day management of prisoner accommodation
  • coordinate the day to day operations of a team of Prison Officers
  • work collaboratively to ensure the safety and security of prisoners, staff and visitors
  • provide prisoner assessments and be heavily involved in the case management of offenders and work with a team to optimise the opportunities for offender rehabilitation
  • communicate with and to provide directions to offenders, responding constructively to offender complaints or requests and provide pro-active assistance and guidance to offenders when required
  • operate as a team leader and participate in the performance management process, training and coaching of prison officers and facilitate learning opportunities and professional development.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated experience in conflict management with the ability to effectively communicate
  • experience in supervising and coaching staff to motivate more complex offenders to meet work program goals
  • knowledge of, and the ability to use, computer software such as Microsoft Office Word and Excel, internal CV computer system, including Centurion and e-mail
  • demonstrated knowledge and experience with the operations within a prison environment
  • knowledge of, and the ability to apply relevant legislation, policy and procedure relating to CV and the management of its prison facilities.

It is a requirement that you would have completed the Victorian Prison Officer Pre Service Training or have completed training in an equivalent jurisdiction.

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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