Prison Officer Job at Department for Corrective Services – in Geraldton WA

Job Description

Business Unit/Directorate: Corrective Services

Salary: POSH, POA, $60,398- $90,295 per annum

Position No: Pool Ref 014605

Work Type: Permanent – Full Time

Location: Albany, Bunbury, Derby, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie

Closing Date: 2021-10-18 4:30 PM

Attachments: – Fitness Standards – PO & YCO.pdf

  • Section 51 FAQ’s.pdf
  • job description – prison officer.pdf
  • po-information booklet.pdf

Other Conditions

Looking for a change…become a Prison Officer

It is anticipated that vacancies will be arising in the following areas:

Greenough Regional Prison (Geraldton)

Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison (Kalgoorlie)

West Kimberley Regional Prison (Derby)

We are seeking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who possess the cultural knowledge to help us build and shape the Department’s service capabilities.

We are also seeking female applicants to ensure the gender balance requirements are met in the workforce.

As a measure to achieve equality in these areas, the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies as follows:

Section 51 is used to attract Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Section 27 (2) is used to attract female applicants

Job Requirements:
About the Role

A Prison Officer role with the WA Department of Justice is more than a job. It becomes a lifelong rewarding career for many people due to the many benefits and career progression opportunities, which includes on job training, receiving a nationally accredited qualification (paid by the Department), a competitive industry salary, attractive rosters, leave and supplied uniforms.

There are eight (8) regional locations in Western Australia that offer a diverse range of facilities and interactions with minimum to maximum security prisoners. You are further supported on the job by experienced staff and management as you work together as a team to keep everyone, including the community safe.

About You

Do you like variety in your work? Are you an active person? Do you have transferrable skills from your previous work experience that enables you to think on your feet, motivate and coach people and de-escalate conflicts? This could be the job for you.

We are looking for resilient people who can use their life skills experience to coach and model behaviours that have a positive impact on prisoners, to assist with their rehabilitation and reintegration back into the community as law-abiding citizens.

To be successful as a Prison Officer, you are required to show:

Good communication skills to ensure you build positive relationships with a diverse prisoner population

A practical approach to solving problems and the ability to adapt to a wide range of challenging situations

Excellent team working skills to work with colleagues and prisoners to achieve personal and professional goals

A desire to help people work through difficult life experiences by being respectful and showing compassion

An awareness and understanding of Aboriginal people and their culture

About Company

Company: Department for Corrective Services –

Company Location:  Geraldton WA

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