Corrections Officer - Wellington Region
Department of Corrections
Wellington , NZ
2h ago

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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.

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.

In this job your contribution counts, 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.

To be eligible you need :

  • A current full New Zealand driver licence
  • The legal right to work in New Zealand for a minimum 24 Months
  • The ability to pass a full drug test and medical assessment
  • Approval of any declared convictions or conflicts of interest in accordance with the Corrections delegations policy
  • In line with our Strategy Hōkai Rangi , we are prioritising applications from people who have experience in a Kaupapa Māori or Pasifika environment and / or a willingness to learn.

    Please highlight any relevant experience and / or language skills in your application.

    We are looking for a diverse range of candidates, from different cultures with varied backgrounds and experience. Our standards are high so should you apply to join us you will undergo a comprehensive selection process that will assess you against our core requirements.

    You'll then complete a residential eleven 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 $54,793 increasing to $57,432 after initial training. All candidates are required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check and pre-employment medical, physical and drug testing.

    Note : The Criminal History Check is Exempt from The Clean Slate Act. In other words, the Clean Slate Act does not apply to this position.

    Please declare any offences (even outside 7 years) in your application.

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