Corrections Officer
Department of Corrections
Wellington, New Zealand
30d ago
  • At Otago Correctional Facility - Milton
  • Choose a CAREER and a PURPOSE

    Start a meaningful career in OCF - Milton Based

    Extensive initial training and on going development

    Our Corrections Officers, both men and women, come from all walks of life and bring a wide range of attributes and life experiences with them.

    The role of a Corrections Officer is about influencing offenders to make the right choices, take the right action at the right time and support their pathway towards an offence-free lifestyle.

    In this job your contribution counts and you can have a positive effect on the lives of others and public safety. It’s more challenging, more interesting and more rewarding than you can imagine

    The key attributes we are looking for are :

  • Strong oral and written communication skills,
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with people from a variety of backgrounds,
  • skills in reading situations and people, and judging the right response to make,
  • Able to self reflect and take feedback well,
  • resilience with the ability to cope with challenging situations, and
  • integrity and professionalism.
  • You will be computer literate, able to work rostered shifts (24 / 7 rosters), have a full NZ driver licence and be able to drive a manual vehicle.

    Our standards are high so should you apply to join us you will undergo a comprehensive selection process that assesses you on our core competencies.

    You’ll then complete a paid residential twelve week initial training course. In return you’ll get opportunities for professional development, promotion and the ability to gain a qualification in offender management.

    Starting salary of $51,490 increasing to $54,001 after initial training.

    All candidates are required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check and pre-employment medical, physical and drug tests .

    Note : As a Corrections Officer your full convictions history will be checked as this position is exempt from the Clean Slate Act.

    At the Department of Corrections we are passionate about reducing re-offending and keeping communities safe. With Corrections you’ll be part of a highly supportive team that manages offenders in prison and in the community. / careers

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    Job Description : Corrections Officer

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