Talent Pool- Casual Correctional Officers – Bathurst Correctional Centre
- Competitive hourly rate $33.18
- Paid Training
- Supportive team environment and opprotunities for career development
Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) manages the largest prison system in Australia. CSNSW is responsible for ensuring that both sentenced inmates and remand inmates (i.e. those in custody awaiting trial) are supervised and managed in a secure, safe and humane manner. It also provides programs designed to reduce reoffending and appropriate services to support the well-being of inmates and their families.
We are looking for individuals interested in providing a high standard of security and containment within our Correctional Centres. As a Casual Correctional Officer, you will be required to work on call up to 5 days over a 14 day Roster. Your shifts will vary from Monday to Sunday covering morning, afternoon and night shifts.
About the role:
- 24 hours,7 days rotating shift roster.
- Provide safety, security, welfare and rehabilitation of inmates/offenders.
- Conducting daily searches and musters.
- Locate and remove illegal and restricted substances whilst undertaking searches.
- Manage inmates of all classifications.
- Provide ongoing monitoring and security at all times.
- Undertake all custody related administrative duties.
- Maintain confidentiality.
Requirements of the role:
- Must be a minimum age of 18 years old.
- Hold a valid and full driver’s license (with no restrictions).
- Must be an Australia or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Willing and able to work irregular shift patterns/hours of work (shifts up to 8 hours, 7 days a week).
- Be available to work at short notice (calls for casual work are after 5pm for work on the following day).
- Competent to safely handle a firearm.
- Ensure you meet the minimum medical standards and be of a reasonable fitness level.
- Be a team player with good verbal and written communication skills.
- Have foundational computer skills.
- Able to adhere to dress code including no visible inappropriate or offensive tattoos
It is an essential requirement of the role that successful applicants will have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 25 October 2021 and their second dose by 17 January 2022
How to apply:
- Answer all questions on the online application form.
- Ensure you have an up-to-date resume no more than three (3) pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the position.
- Ensure you have a brief cover letter no more than one (1) page introducing yourself and explaining your interest in the role.
Applications received via this requisition will be considered for Bathurst Correctional Centre ONLY. Please do not apply if this not a location of preference for you.
Please ensure you nominate one location from the list above in the pre-screening questions in order for your application to be considered.
It is important to note, that you can only apply for Correctional Officer role with Corrective Services NSW ONCE in every 12 months and we will withdraw your application if you:
- Have applied for a Correctional Officer or Overseer role within Corrective Services NSW within the last 12 months.
- You are currently going through the recruitment process for another location.
If your application is successful and you pass all pre-employment checks, your application will be placed into a talent pool. When a vacancy arises in your preferred location, the talent pool will be activated and offers of employment will be based on date of application, location preference, capabilities, knowledge and experience. A talent pool may be created for future casual, temporary and ongoing roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.
To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.
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