Overview

FLEXIBILITY WITH STABILITY
REDEFINE YOURSELF WITH A NEW CAREER – NEW YOU
Pre-service course commencing Late April 2021.

THESE ROLES OFFER GREAT LIFE – WORK BALANCE

Help deliver better corrections and create safer communities and make your actions count towards achieving intrinsic happiness

Move and inspire someone through positive role-modelling and participate in changing lives for the greater good

Indigenous and culturally diverse people encouraged to apply

An exciting new career awaits

Multiple opportunities in the capacity of either Full time and Part-time are now available at Ravenhall Correctional Centre which is a 24 / 7 operation offering a variety of shifts up to 12 hours per day / night (including weekends and public holidays).

We are now seeking applications for our next intake of Correctional Officers at the Ravenhall Correctional Centre based at Ravenhall, VIC 3023. Full-time and part-time appointments will be available after pre-service course (8 weeks full time) in line with business requirements.

Applicants must have flexibility and the ability to work up to 12 hour shifts including weekends, night shift and public holidays.

A highly attractive remuneration is also on offer made up of the following:
For the duration of the eight-week pre-service training – $20.29 p/h. Once you have completed a mandatory Pre-Service training (8 weeks full time), following rates will apply.
Full Time – Annual salary of $70,210.07 per annum. (7 shifts/84 hours per fortnight)
Part Time Hourly Rates – $32.14 p/h.(Part time hours guaranteed minimum 48 hours per fortnight with a possibility of additional hours in line with availability and vacancies including weekends, public holidays and nights)

About The GEO Group Australia

The GEO Group is the country’s leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW and VIC. We aim to deliver better corrections and create safer communities. We focus on providing a continuum of care and integration of services to make a real difference in the lives of people we work with. As a Registered Training Provider (number 3570), GEO offers a wide variety of training programs which are nationally accredited.

Our company is defined by us always acting with Integrity, showing everyone Respect without fail, being Accountable at all times, always being Agile and continuously looking for opportunities to be Innovative.

For more information about our organisation, visit our website at www.geogroup.com.au

To view our videos, including the type of individuals we seek to join our business, click here.

About Ravenhall Correctional Centre

Ravenhall is a 1300 bed medium security prison for adult sentenced and remand males. Its contemporary campus-style design reflects four accommodation communities with varying profiles: 1) sentenced, 2) sentenced and remand focused on youth and indigenous, 3) Remandee’s and 4) protection. Community accommodation is complimented by a further 75-bed Forensic Mental Health Unit, 25-bed Unit for prisoners with significant challenging behaviours, and a 25-bed Mission Unit designed to respond intensively and therapeutically to current community issues. In recognition of the importance of Continuum of Care, Ravenhall extends its presence into the community by providing ex-prisoners with access to post-release support at GEO’s Community Reintegration Centre.

Through investment in opportunities for prisoners to engage in work, education and programs, prisoners are not only held safely and securely but given every chance to turn their lives around. Issues behind much of the crime in our communities – such as violent attitudes, anti-social behaviours and the abuse of drugs and alcohol – are addressed through innovative programs and interventions. At the same time helping prisoners with day-to-day challenges such as gaining and holding down employment and finding a suitable place to live also help prevent a return to crime.

Ravenhall’s unprecedented emphasis on offender rehabilitation and reintegration is evidenced by a significantly sized team of clinicians, working in concert with a number of Victoria’s most respected organisations including Forensicare, Correct Care, YMCA, Kangan Institute. Together, Ravenhall provides an integrated service system that collaboratively brings about lasting positive change in the lives of prisoners pre- and post-release. Through these partnerships the objective of Safer Victorian Communities is achieved.

Correctional Officers perform the important role of managing and supervising offenders, ensuring the safety and security of the Correctional Centre and assisting key stakeholders to reduce recidivism through specially designed programs and services delivered to offenders.

A day in the life of a Correctional Officer at Ravenhall will include (but not be limited to) the following:

Overseeing prisoners at the unit blocks where they are housed including doing daily head counts and room searches;
Escorting prisoners to various appointments including hospital visits and court appearances;
Conducting perimeter searches of the prison and controlling access of people in and out of the facility;
Managing the visitors area of the prison and overseeing prisoner visitation sessions; and
Managing behaviours of prisoners, answering any reasonable requests and dealing with rule breaches appropriately.

Most shifts worked by Correctional Officers are up to 12 hours. Ravenhall is a 24/7 operation so you will be required to work across a mix of day, night, weekend and public holiday shifts once your pre-service course is completed.

What skills and experience do you need?

No previous experience in a similar role, or any particular qualifications are required to be successful in this position. We know that good Correctional Officers come from a variety of backgrounds and as such, we encourage people from all different races, genders and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Instead, what we value is life experience, resilience and maturity. Whilst we will provide extensive training and support, this role isn’t for everyone and as such we look for people who can show the following attributes:

Flexibility and capability to work up to 12 hour shifts including weekends, night shift and public holidays.
Self-confidence and calm under pressure;
Conflict management and problem-solving skills;
Initiative and the ability to “think on your feet”;
The ability and willingness to follow rules, policies and procedures;
Professionalism and integrity;
A good level of physical fitness (especially muscular-skeletal); and
Empathy, emotional intelligence and cultural awareness.

More importantly, you will believe in our goal that delivering better corrections will create safer communities and you will trust in the legal process, treating prisoners with respect at all times.

Please note: Only candidates with unrestricted visas and the right to work in Australia are eligible to apply for these positions.

Prior to commencement you must obtain/undergo the following:
Online psychometric test and cognitive assessments.
Current, unrestricted Driver’s Licence; ( You will have to attach a clear coloured scan copy of your driving licences with the application, please keep a driving licence copy handy before applying.)
A Pre-Employment medical test (comprising of various physical tasks, drug and alcohol test) to determine fitness to carry the inherent requirement of the role.
A satisfactory security clearance conducted by GEO Group. Such clearance may not be granted if you have been convicted of a criminal offence, even as a juvenile.

If you would like further information about this position please contact our Human Resources Team on 03 8363 2658 or 03 83632662 to view a copy of the position description, please click here.

Training, salary and benefits

GEO Group places an incredibly high importance on the training and development of all staff. In the past 12 months alone, over $1 million has been spent on training programs for employees at the Ravenhall facility. If you are looking for an opportunity to kick start a new career, whilst being paid well AND up-skilled at the same time – this could be the role you’ve been looking for!

Prior to commencement, all Correctional Officers complete a full-time, paid, eight-week Pre-Service custodial training course. This training will cover everything from legislation, policy and procedures and how to exercise control and restraint of prisoners. During this time, you will also be ‘buddied’ with an existing Correctional Officer where you can observe shifts.

All Correctional Officers are also required to undertake a paid, Certificate III in Correctional Practice (CSC30120) which needs to be completed within the first 12 months of commencement of the Pre-Service course.

Pre-Service course will commence in Late April and candidates must be available to participate in the full program (8 weeks Full-time continuous) in order to be considered for these positions.

Apart from amazing training opportunities and highly competitive hourly rates, you will also have access to a host of other benefits including:
Uniforms and footwear provided;
Free secure car parking;
On-site cafeteria and subsidised meals whilst on shift;
Ongoing paid training; and
Free access to the on-site staff gym;
Employee assistance program and access to Peer Support Group (REACH)

Opportunities like this don’t come along often and won’t last long. If you are excited about the idea of working in corrections and want to play a part in keeping our communities safer – apply now!

Note:– If you have applied for “GEO1743 – Correctional Officers – Part-time and Casual Opportunities” and have not been advised the outcome of your application. You still being considered and do not need to reapply.

If you have applied for the Correctional Officer position within the last 12 months, please do not reapply.

Applications close at, Sunday, 7 March 2021 at 11.00pm. For enquiries please contact, Nimit Pandya HR Officer on 03 83632662.

Please note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted approximately 2-3 weeks following the closing date. Unsuccessful candidates will be contacted in due course.

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