15941, Several


Correctional Officer Class 3
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 02 April 2020

Classification: Correctional Officer Class 3
Salary: $87,030 - $92,770 plus superannuation
Position No: 15941, Several
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 March 2020
Contact Officer: Tim Rust on tim.rust@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 3932


Details: ACT Corrective Services is pleased to announce exceptional career opportunities for individuals interested in becoming a Correctional Officer Class 3 (CO3).
The successful applicant will be responsible for providing leadership, supervision and management of staff and operations in Correctional facilities. You will also have the capacity to assume control of the facility in the absence of a CO4 and/or Duty Manager.
On a day to day basis, the successful applicant will ensure safe care and custody of detainees, maintain security and supervision of staff and detainees and admit and discharge detainees in accordance with relevant legislation. In addition to this, you will also monitor and contribute to the implementation and effective operation of systematic case management; including supervising the Supervisor (CO2) in the allocation of resources and case loads; attendance at the Sentence Planning group; advising on detainee classification and placement; and direct responsibility and oversight of the management of complex and at risk/vulnerable detainees, including chairing of the High Risk Assessment meetings and Intensive Case Management Committee meetings.
To be successful, you will demonstrate exceptional communication and interpersonal skills in addition to leadership and management skills. You will also demonstrate a passion for people and a commitment to the promotion of a positive and rehabilitative culture and environment.
These positions are based in Canberra, ACT and will be based at either the Alexander Maconochie Centre, or the Court Transport Unit.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Relevant custodial experience or Certificate III in Correctional Practice are essential. If Certificate III in Correctional Practice is not held it must be attained within 12 months of date of entry to service;
  • Current unrestricted Driver’s license is essential.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate is essential
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications desirable.
  • This position requires pre-employment psychological and medical testing and National Police check.
  • This position requires registration under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
Note: An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future short term, long term and permanent identical vacancies over the next 12 months.
How to Apply: To apply, applicants are required to submit four items: (1) a one to three page pitch addressing the Professional/Technical Skills and Knowledge, Behavioural capabilities, having regard for the job requirements; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact details of two referees (one should be a current Supervisor/Manager); and (4) a copy of their driver’s licence. Please ensure you submit all four items.
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