Correctional officer job advertisement

This sample job advertisement for a correctional officer has an accompanying correctional officer sample resume and correctional officer sample cover letter specifically written for the position to help you put together a winning job application.


Correctional Officer

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: [email protected]. Call (08) 6435 3628 for more information.

Ready to find a new job?