Senior Prison Officer

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively 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.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: Cog2B
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/2139_3691
Closing Date: 22-May-2018
Salary Range: $69,172 - $79,545
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - 2139_3691 - Senior Prison Officer - COG2B.doc (Word, 861KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 159KB)

Contact: Ross Mackenzie on (03) 5220 8283

Position Details

About us

Senior Prison Officers take a lead role within custodial teams, coaching, mentoring and supporting prison officers. A senior prison officers' role encompasses a range of teamwork, case management, custodial and security responsibilities.

Senior Prison Officers can be responsible for the day-to-day management of prisoner accommodation.  The Senior Prison Officer must have the ability to manage the day-to-day operations of a team of Prison Officers and the case management of more complex or difficult offenders. Offender management involves working in a team environment with other professionals to optimise the opportunities for rehabilitation through all aspects of the day-to-day routines, services and programs of the facility. Senior Prison Officers model and reinforce behaviour and thinking within their team, and with prisoners that assists the individual prisoner's ability to change their behaviour and contribute in a positive manner to the community upon release.

About the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • coordination of the day to day operations of a team of Prison Officers
  • communication with and to provide directions to offenders, responding constructively to offender complaints or requests and providing pro-active assistance and guidance to offenders when required
  • operating as a team leader by participating in the performance management process, delivery of training, coaching and support to prison officers in prisoner assessment, case management, program and service knowledge. This also includes involvement in the development and maintenance of professional boundaries, security management, and classification procedures.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  • knowledge of, and the ability to use, computer software such as Microsoft Office Word and Excel, internal CV computer system, including Centurion and e-mail.
  • an understanding and  experience with the operation within a prison environment.
  • knowledge of, and the ability to apply relevant legislation, policy and procedure relating to CV and the management of its prison facilities.

It is a requirement that you would have completed the Victorian Prison Officer Pre Service Training or have completed training in an equivalent jurisdiction.

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: 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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