Located in Western Sydney, Parklea Correctional Centre, Parklea houses 1000 remand and sentenced maximum and minimum security inmates and includes a Works Release Centre. The facility also provides employment and skills training, recovery programs and therapy.
Parklea Correctional Centre is operated by The GEO Group Australia P/L, which is a subsidiary of the US-based The GEO Group, Inc.
For more information about our organisation, please visit our website at www.geogroup.com.au
Please note that ALL NSW Correctional Centres including Parklea are TOTALLY SMOKE FREE
About the Opportunity
Seeking a career where you can make a real difference to the lives of a diverse group of individuals and the community? This could be the career change you’ve been waiting for.
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.
What skills & experience do you need?
Your life experience is valued in this role, we know that good prison officers come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a range of work experience and skills. No previous experience in a similar role or any particular qualifications are required. Women, men, indigenous, culturally diverse and people with a mature attitude and life experience are all encouraged to investigate the possibility of becoming a Correctional Officer.
We look for strong capabilities in the following areas:
As key members of the Operations Department team, Correctional Officers are required to successfully complete a nine week Pre-Service Training Course, prior to commencement as a probationary Correctional Officer. The next course is anticipated to commence on Monday, 8th May 2017.
For additional information in relation to all aspects of the role as well as the recruitment and selection process, please click here for the Applicant Information Brochure.
Salary and Benefits
As a Trainee Correctional Officer (for the nine weeks of the Pre-Service Course), the salary is $23.56 per hour. Once graduated permanent Correctional Officers Level 1 earn $2,250.58 per fortnight before tax and superannuation.
The GEO Group is seeking applications from people interested in both “full-time” and “casual” work. Whilst the majority of the present opportunities are for full-time vacancies, a number of the positions have been reserved for persons seeking casual work.
Most shifts worked by Correctional Officers are 8 hours and full-time staff work 19 shifts during each 28 day roster cycle, allowing for plenty of time to establish a comfortable work / life balance.
GEO is an equal opportunity employer, and is proud to be able to offer their staff career progression as well as the opportunity to work in different roles / departments or even a different GEO-operated Correctional Centre.
Further benefits include:
How to Apply
The GEO Group Australia asks that you follow these three steps in order to apply for this job:
Please note: Applications close on 25th February 2017, 4pm AEST and the PRE-SERVICE COURSE COMMENCES 8th of May 2017!