The State Correctional Services Agency operates adult correctional centres in Western Australia. The prisons under the jurisdiction of the SCSA cater for prisoners of all classifications – minimum, medium and maximum security, both male and female.
The SCSA has opportunities for experienced Correctional Officers to join the team at the Perth City Correctional Centre.
Your responsibilities will include:
Safe and humane management of prisoners
Interacting with prisoners to aid in rehabilitation programs
Applying rules in a consistent and fair manner
Monitoring the integrity of perimeter, locks, ventilation, etc
Contacting centre operations and requesting personnel in the event of an emergency
Overseeing inmate work programs and leisure activities
Organising and overseeing prisoner transport
Restraining inmates when necessary
Recognising volatile situations and defusing where possible
You will need:
Minimum Certificate III in Correctional Practice
Willingness to work to a 28-day roster, working some weekends and holidays
Demonstrated professional and effective people management
Excellent communication skills
To be fit and healthy
Willingness to work in high-risk situations and an emergency environment
Ability to work under pressure, independently and within a tight-knit team
A capacity to deal with hostility or threats
Excellent dispute resolution and problem-solving skills
Successful candidates will be subject to a 3-week paid induction. Eligible candidates will have previous government Long Service Leave carried over.
If you have a passion for helping prisoners rehabilitate safely and effectively, and seek a challenging role with an enthusiastic team, please send resume and cover letter to Tom D. Harry, SCSA Regional HR Director: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call (08) 6435 3628 for more information.