About the role
Corrections officers spend much of their time working in their unit with offenders and can have a huge impact on influencing change through their day to day interaction.
Working rostered shifts (including weekends and public holidays), corrections officers work in a variety of areas within the prison and carry out the daily routines relevant to the unit they are in. They lock and unlock offenders, escort them to work training, education programmes, the health centre and outside the prison to court.
By being great role models and looking for opportunities to engage in a positive way, correction officers have the opportunity to change the lives of offenders and their families.
Skills we look for
We are looking for people who:
- are good at communicating with a range of people, including offenders and their whānau
- are positive roles models & interested in helping others
- have personal leadership skills
- are critical thinkers
- have high integrity and are able to work well under pressure
- are team players, dependable and honest
- are observant, alert and accurate.
Our corrections officers come from a wide variety of backgrounds; from trades and farming to office jobs, retail, teaching and social agencies – so your experience could be just what we are looking for!
What we can offer
- Rostered rotating shifts including nights, weekends & public holidays
- Starting salary $53,457 during training increasing to $56,031 upon graduating. You can then earn up $65,685 before progressing to senior and principal officer roles
- Five weeks' holiday annually
- Initial learning pathway – One week Ara Tika (induction in Upper Hutt), then 10 weeks Corrections Ofﬁcer Development Pathway (requires some time away in Upper Hutt).
- Career progression and development opportunities
What you need
- No speciﬁc experience or qualiﬁcation is required
- Full New Zealand or International Driver Licence
- Declare any conﬂicts of interest and previous convictions. Exempt from Clean Slate and all conviction history is released
- Ability to pass a drug test
- Medically ﬁt for employment. You would be required to complete a Medical Assessment, and pass a Physical Readiness Assessment.