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 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
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 trade-related experience. As a Trade Instructor you will teach and train prisoners in a range of education programs to assist in the development of work skills and behaviours to complement the prisoner's reintegration into the community.
We are currently recruiting for a number of roles at Woodford Correctional Centre:
- Custodial Correctional Officers
- Custodial Correctional Officers (Trades Instructor) – Spray Painter
- Custodial Correctional Officers (Trades Instructor) – Metal Worker
- Custodial Correctional Officers (Trades Instructor) – Caterer
We are accepting applications on an on-going basis for:
Custodial Correctional Officers (various locations - see map below)
- Custodial Correctional Officers (Trade Instructors) various trades, dependant upon location including caterers and landscapers.
- Custodial Correctional Officers (Activities Officers)
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 are tobacco and smoke-free.
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