Prison Officers – Victoria wide

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted on 31 August, 2023

Website Department of Justice and Community Safety

  • Generous salary – earn up to $85,116 with a base salary of $59,233 plus penalty rates and overtime
  • Rostering encourages healthy work-life balance
  • Work close to home with facilities located across metro and regional Victoria
  • Multiple full-time and casual positions available
  • Paid on-the-job training to give you the skills you need

Becoming a prison officer offers you a secure career with a competitive salary and a focus on a healthy work-life balance.

Prison officers are essential to the operation of the prison and play a key part in the success of our prisoner rehabilitation programs.

Your work will be dynamic and every day will be different.

You will:

  • Be a positive influence on prisoners
  • Support prisoner rehabilitation through case management
  • Protect the safety and security of staff and prisoners

If you’re a good communicator and enjoy achieving positive outcomes, then you have the qualities needed to become a prison officer.

Whatever background you’re from – retail, hospitality, administration, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, or community services (to name a few) – your skills are highly valued in the public service sector.

What’s in it for you?

  • Earn up to $85,116 with a base salary of $59,233 plus penalty rates and overtime
  • Annual salary increases, 5 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks personal leave and provisions for study leave
  • 41 days full-time paid training
  • Complete a Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial)
  • Join a supportive team and culture focused on career progression and development.

Start your new career in the public service today – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

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