Correction Officers - Wellington
Department of Corrections
Wellington , NZ
16h ago

Mō te tūnga

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 full-time 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 recognised qualification in Offender Management.

    Starting salary $59,519, increasing as you achieve national qualifications Level 3 ($64,197) and Level 4 ($69,363).

    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 and all offences in your application.

    COVID-19 vaccination requirements

    All people working inside prisons are required to be fully vaccinated as part of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.

    People in prison are some of the most vulnerable to COVID-19 and due to the ease of transmission, extending the Vaccination Order supports the safety and wellbeing of our staff and people in prison.

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