Thinking of a career in Corrections? Many prisons now are privately run and often they seek suitable applicants for roles, like this one in NSW. But these types of roles are not for everyone. You’ll need great communication skills, patience, negotiation and liaison skills and resilience. And a certificate IV in Justice Studies would help!
In your role as a Prison Officer you will be responsible for the management, supervision, care, rehabilitation, reintegration and provision of services to inmates. You will actively participate in supporting inmates throughout their sentence whilst monitoring and maintaining the security of the Centre.
You thrive in fast paced, complex and ever-changing environment, and can prioritise conflicting needs diplomatically whilst following through on actions and commitments. You are a respectful and professional person who demonstrates exceptional values in everything you do.
To be successful in this role, you will:
- Demonstrate the highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour
- Frontline, customer-centric background with an aptitude for remaining calm in difficult situations
- A high level of resilience, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence
- Work successfully with the greater team to maintain the safety and security of the centre
- The ability to think on your feet, be alert and observant at all times and resolve practical problems
- Ideally have an understanding of the needs of people from different ethnic, cultural and lifestyle backgrounds
- A competent level of computer literacy and report writing
- Proficient interpersonal and communications skills