Tasmania Prison Service, Department of Justice
The Tasmania Prison Service is seeking applications from highly motivated people who are looking for a challenging career in the correctional field, working with a dynamic, diverse and progressive organisation. Correctional Officers come from a wide range of backgrounds. They join us because the work is rewarding, diverse and absorbing. Although it is not without its challenges, being a Correctional Officer delivers a large amount of job satisfaction and the knowledge that you are playing an active role in the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners, while also contributing to the safety of the Tasmanian community. Applicants must be able to demonstrate maturity along with good literacy, numeracy and computer skills. Prior training, experience and qualifications in corrections are not required. However, applicants should be able to demonstrate the following attributes: • team orientation, very high level interpersonal skills, integrity, strength and stamina, resilience, respect, supportive, accountable, tolerant, assertive, adaptable, decisive, dependable, courage, motivated, patient, objective, able to read people and situations, able to think critically and problem solve. Successful applicants will undergo 12 weeks training with the Tasmania Prison Service to help develop these skills and abilities and enable them to become professional and effective Correctional Officers. The training provides successful trainees with the opportunity to acquire a nationally recognised qualification, the Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Custodial). During the recruitment process applicants’ suitability to perform the duties of a Correctional Officer will be assessed in a range of ways, including computer based literacy and numeracy tests, skills assessments, a workforce health and fitness assessment and criminal history check. Applicants need only send in a current resume and Application for Employment form to be considered for a position.
Salary: Following successful completion of training Correctional Officers will be assigned to Shift Work or Day Work positions (salary range for Shift Work is $70,828 - $76,997 and for Day Work is $55,334 - $60,153). During training, salary is $51,715 per annum. There are Day Work positions available state-wide in all Prison Facilities. Hours: Permanent full-time 76 hours per fortnight, on a fully rotating roster.
Vacancy No: Various Location: Various prison facilities Closing Date: Friday 26 October 2018 For more information see www.jobs.tas.gov.au or contact Alika Ertl, phone 1800 233 911, (03) 6165 7276 or email email@example.com
To learn more about this challenging career, you are invited to attend an information evening from 7-9pm at the following location:
Wednesday 17 October 2018 - Tasmanian Hockey Centre (Function Room) Bell Street, New Town.