35365, several


Correctional Officer
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 28 November 2019

Classification: Correctional Officer Class 2
Salary: $75,888 - $81,291
Position No: 35365, several
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 November 2019
Contact Officer: Anthony Johnston on anthony.johnston@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 5186


Details: ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is pleased to announce exceptional career opportunities for individuals interested in becoming Area Supervisors (Correctional Officer Class 2). We would like to hear from people who are interested in:
  • Community safety;
  • Leading a team to promote and maintain safety and security in a custodial environment; and
  • Supporting improved rehabilitative outcomes amongst individuals and groups of individuals in custody.
In this role you will assist with the day to day operations of ACT correctional facilities, including supervision and management of Correctional Officers (Class 1), allocation of resources, case loads and monitoring work flow. You will also participate in case management, promoting rehabilitation by encouraging participation and pro social activities amongst detainees. To be successful, you will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best practice detainee management. You will also be able to demonstrate exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. As this is a supervisory position, you will possess a demonstrable capacity to effectively and efficiently manage staff and resources. You will also demonstrate a passion for people and a commitment to the promotion of a positive and rehabilitative culture and environment.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Relevant custodial experience or Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Custodial) are essential.
  • If Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Custodial) is not held it must be attained within 12 months of date of entry to service.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience are desirable.
  • Current unrestricted manual driver’s licence and Senior First Aid Certificate are essential requirements.
  • Eligible applicants may be required to undergo pre-employment psychological and medical testing and a National Police check.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.
Note: Current Correctional Officers of ACT Corrective Services will be required to undertake each stage of the recruitment process except the psychometric assessment and the medical assessment; however, progression from one stage to the next is not assured and will depend on performance compared to all other candidates, including external candidates, assessed at each stage. To be eligible for permanent appointment, you must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia (includes New Zealand citizens). These positions are based in Canberra, ACT.
How to Apply: applicants are required to submit four items: 1) statement of claims against specified selection criteria; 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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Current Correctional Officers of ACT Corrective Services will be required to undertake each stage of the recruitment process except the psychometric assessment and the medical assessment; however, progression from one stage to the next is not assured and will depend on performance compared to all other candidates, including external candidates, assessed at each stage. To be eligible for permanent appointment, you must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia (includes New Zealand citizens). These positions are based in Canberra, ACT.

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