The GEO Group Australia is the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW, QLD and VIC. Our goal is to deliver better corrections, and in doing so, create safer communities.
The Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre has been continually managed by GEO on behalf of Queensland Corrective Services since its opening in 1992. Located in Wacol, just 20 kilometres south-west of Brisbane, Arthur Gorrie is Queensland's largest correctional centre, safely and securely housing over 1,000 adult male remand prisoners for the period leading up to, and during, their trial.
We measure our success in delivering ‘safer communities’ through our ability to successfully reintegrate the prisoners we release, with corresponding reductions in their rate of re-offending.
For more information about our organisation, visit our website at www.geogroup.com.au
We are now seeking applications for our next intake of Correctional Officers at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre based at Wacol. All roles will initially be offered on a casual basis, however once all training and certification is obtained, there are opportunities to quickly move into full-time employment.
Correctional Officers perform the important role of managing and supervising offenders, ensuring the safety and security of the Correctional Centre and assisting key stakeholders to reduce recidivism through specially designed programs and services delivered to offenders.
A day in the life of a Correctional Officer at Arthur Gorrie will include (but not be limited to) the following:
Most shifts worked by Correctional Officers are 10.5 - 11 hours. Arthur Gorrie is a 24/7 operation so you will be required to work across a mix of day, night and weekend shifts once your training is completed.
No previous experience in a similar role, or any particular qualifications are required to be successful in this position. We know that good Correctional Officers come from a variety of backgrounds and as such, we encourage people from all different races, genders and cultural backgrounds to apply.
Instead, what we value is life experience, resilience and maturity. Whilst we will provide extensive training and support, this role isn't for everyone and as such we look for people who can show the following attributes:
More importantly, you will believe in our goal that delivering better corrections will create safer communities and you will trust in the legal process, treating prisoners with respect at all times.
Please note: Only permanent Australian residents or Australian citizens are eligible to apply for these positions. Persons who engage in excessive alcohol consumption and/or use illegal drugs are not suited to this work environment.
Prior to commencement you must obtain the following:
If you would like further information about this position please contact our Shortlisting Team on 07 3330 2566.
GEO Group places an incredibly high importance on the training and development of all staff. In the past 12 months alone, over $1 million has been spent on training programs for employees at the Arthur Gorrie facility. If you are looking for an opportunity to kick start a new career, whilst being paid well AND up-skilled at the same time - this could be the role you've been looking for!
Prior to commencement, all Correctional Officers complete a full-time, paid, six week pre-service custodial training course. This training will cover everything from legislation, policy and procedures, to use of firearms and how to exercise control and restraint of prisoners. During this time you will also be 'buddied' with an existing Correctional Officer where you can observe shifts.
All Correctional Officers are also required to undertake a paid, Certificate III in Correctional Services which needs to be completed within the first 12 months of employment.
A highly attractive hourly rate is also on offer made up of the following:
Apart from amazing training opportunities and highly competitive hourly rates, you will also have access to a host of other benefits including:
Opportunities like this don't come along often and won't last long. If you are excited about the idea of working in corrections and want to play a part in keeping our communities safer - apply now!