About Custodial Officers
Custodial Correctional Officers (CCOs) are part of Queensland Corrective Services staff who contribute to the safety of the community through the secure containment of prisoners, and supervision of offenders in the community. They work in stimulating, challenging and rewarding environments in some of the most modern and technologically advanced correctional centres in the world.
Custodial Officer - Trades
Trade Instructors (TIs) work in a stimulating, challenging and rewarding environment. QCS has some of the most modern and technologically advanced correctional centres in the world. They need all the positive attributes that a Custodial Correctional Officer has but also require relevant trade qualifications and experience. As a Trade Instructor you will teach and train prisoners in a range of vocational and education programs to assist in the development of work skills and behaviours to complement the prisoner’s reintegration into the community.
Custodial Correctional Officers are at the frontline of custodial operations. CCOs play a crucial role in the rehabilitation of prisoners by using their communication skills to be an agent of change, role model and case manager. They maintain the security of a correctional centre, supervise prisoners in correctional centres or in the courts, write reports, interact with other professional staff, and may interact with police, solicitors, contractors, and the public.
We are currently recruiting for the following roles:
Brisbane Women Correctional Centre - Trades Instructor - Caterer
Brisbane Women Correctional Centre - Custodial Correctional Officers (FT or PT)
Wolston Correctional Centre - Custodial Correctional Officers (PT)
Wolston Correctional Centre - Trades Instructor - Landscaper
Woodford Correctional Centre - Custodial Correctional Officer
Woodford Correctional Centre - Trades Instructor - Metal/Timber
Woodford Correctional Centre - Activities Officer
Townsville Correctional Centre - Custodial Correctional Officers
Townsville Correctional Centre - Trades Instructor - Caterer/Landscaper/Metal/Tailorshop
Lotus Glen Correctional Centre - Trades Instructor - Caterer/Landscaper/Carpenter/Metal
Maryborough Correctional Centre - Custodial Correctional Officers (PT or Casual)
Maryborough Correctional Centre - Trades Instructor - Caterer/Metal/Timber
Capricornia Correctional Centre - Custodial Correctional Officers
Capricornia Correctional Centre - Trades Instructor - Caterer/Landscaper/Carpenter/Metal
Download: Escort_and_Security_Branch_- _Courts_Officer Role Description.pdf
So what does it take to work in Custodial Corrections?
Custodial staff come from many walks of life. No matter what they have done before, the most important thing is the skills and characteristics they share:
- Trustworthiness - they act with honesty and integrity to protect the safety of their community
- Resilience – they work well under pressure and can handle stressful situations and conflict
- Teamwork – collaborating with others to achieve organisational goals
- Professionalism – following directions and procedures and role modelling positive behaviour
- Communication and interpersonal skills – they relate well to others and have strong verbal and written communication skills
- Decision making - using their judgement to make timely and effective decisions
Read more about the requirements here: Do you have what it takes?
Please note: As of May 5th 2014, all Corrective Service Facilities will be tobacco and smoke-free.
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