Corrections Officer

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.

Correction Officers
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 $51,490 increasing to $54,001 upon graduating. 
  • 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

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