Prison Officer - Tarrengower Prison

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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: Cog2A
Work Location: North West - Loddon
Reference: VG/TARRA05/18
Closing Date: 01-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $52,713 - $67,692
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description [General duties Tarrengower] - Prison Officer.pdf (PDF, 255KB)

Contact: Prisons Recruitment - (03) 8684 0290

Position Details


All applicants must have completed the Corrections Victoria prison officer pre-service training in order to be considered for this role.


  • Female only, minimum security facility with no prison fences.
  • Based on a farm with cottage-style shared accommodation.
  • Transitional prison, preparing prisoners to reintegrate back into society by offering courses and work experience opportunities.
  • Only prisoners who have demonstrated consistent good behaviour throughout their sentence are eligible to be transferred to Tarrengower prison.
  • Prisoners who have babies and toddlers can, in special circumstances, raise their children (up to five-years-old) inside the prison.
  • Prisoners can engage in community work, including the Prison Pet Partnership, where prisoners assist with re-training retired greyhounds.

What skills & experience do you need?

We look for strong capabilities in the following areas:

  • Maturity, life experience and self confidence
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Conflict management and problem-solving - being able to identify and mitigate risk
  • Having initiative and accountability
  • Empathy and cultural awareness
  • Professionalism - holding professional boundaries
  • Willingness to assist across all operations within the prison as required
  • Teamwork – willing to contribute and work with others on a daily basis

 Working for Corrections Victoria

  • Our purpose is to contribute to safer communities by delivering a safe, secure and humane correctional system.
  • We do this through our offender management practices, actively engaging with offenders and the community to promote positive behavioural change and address social disadvantage.

We value:

  • Serving the community
  • Working together
  • Acting with integrity
  • Respecting other people

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve.  We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note that these roles are specific to working at Tarrengower Prison.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact the Prisons Recruitment Team on (03) 8684 0290 or at

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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