Company Department of Corrections
Location Dunedin, Otago
Listed Thu 26 Oct, 11:23 am
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference CSNOBP8320.3
Corrections Officer - Otago

Closing Date: 20-Nov-2017
Location: Choose a CAREER and a PURPOSE
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Start a meaningful career in OCF - Milton
Extensive initial training and on going development

Our Corrections Officers, both men and women, come from all walks of life and bring a wide range of attributes and life experiences with them. The role of a Corrections Officer is about influencing offenders to make the right choices, take the right action at the right time and support their pathway towards an offence-free lifestyle. In this job your contribution counts and you can have a positive effect on the lives of others and public safety. It’s more challenging, more interesting and more rewarding than you can imagine

The key attributes we are looking for are:
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills, with people from a variety of backgrounds
Skills in reading situations and people, and judging the right response to make
Resilience with the ability to cope with challenging situations, and
integrity and professionalism.

You will be computer literate, able to work rostered shifts (24/7 rosters), have a full NZ driver licence and be able to drive a manual vehicle.

Our standards are high so should you apply to join us you will undergo a comprehensive selection process that assesses you on our core requirements. You’ll then complete a residential nine week initial training course. In return you’ll get opportunities for professional development, promotion and the ability to gain a qualification in offender management.

Starting salary of $50,480 increasing to $52,942 after initial training. All candidates are required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check and pre-employment medical, physical and drug tests.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.