Corrections Officer – Wellington

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: CO CM
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 13-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1442000M
  • Job Title: Corrections Officer – Wellington
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Change Lives, Shape Futures- embark on a challenging and rewarding career
 

We are seeking candidates who:

  • Are passionate about helping others
  • Who want to work in a people related role
  • Are good role models within their community
  • Understand and demonstrate the kaupapa values of the Department- Whanau, Kaitiaki, Rangatira, Manaaki and Wairua
  • Possess skills and experience relevant to working in a varied and challenging environment
  • Demonstrate strong integrity and safety awareness

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. 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. 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.

To be eligible you need:

  • A current full New Zealand driver licence
  • The legal right to work in New Zealand for a minimum 24 Months
  • The ability to pass a full drug test and medical assessment
  • Approval of any declared convictions or conflicts of interest in accordance with the Corrections delegations policy

We are looking for a diverse range of candidates, from different cultures with varied backgrounds and experience. Our standards are high so should you apply to join us you will undergo a comprehensive selection process that will assess you against our core requirements. You’ll then complete a residential eleven 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 $53,457 increasing to $56,031 after initial training.  All candidates are required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check and pre-employment medical, physical and drug testing .

Note: The Criminal History Check is Exempt from The Clean Slate Act. In other words, the Clean Slate Act does not apply to this position. Please declare any offences (even outside 7 years) in your application.
 

At the Department of Corrections we are passionate about reducing re-offending and keeping communities safe. With Corrections you’ll be part of a highly supportive team that manages offenders in prison and in the community. www.corrections.govt.nz/careers