Department for Correctional Services
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Open to Everyone
the Department for Correctional Services
employs approximately 2,000 staff and has responsibility for nine
prisons and sixteen Community Correctional offices across the
state. Our vision is for a safer community by protecting the public
and reducing re-offending. We work towards this through the
contribution of staff who are employed in a wide variety of fields,
from correctional officers and teachers, to social workers,
psychologists and supervisors of court orders. Their commitment
ensures we deliver quality services to prisoners, offenders and
victims of crime. We strongly promote diversity and equity in our
workforce, which directly contributes to greater effectiveness and
better outcomes. In a supportive and collaborative environment, you
will encounter interesting professional challenges and you will
work alongside dedicated and passionate people who help to turn
around the lives of offenders and rebuild lives affected by
Trainee Correctional Officer (TCO) will undertake and complete the
Correctional Officer Training Course and CSC30120 Certificate III
in Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial) to be able to fulfill
the role of a qualified Correctional Officer.
receive assistance, direction and guidance in managing the
security, safety and control of a designated group of prisoners
and/or custodial functions in accordance with departmental policies
- All TCOs
must have successfully completed all recruitment requirements
prior to appointment to the role.
time and part-time employees will be required to work 8 hour
shifts over a 24 hour/7-day rotating roster.
types include day, afternoon and night shifts.
time employees will work 19, 8 hour shifts over a 28-day, 24
hour/7-day rotating roster. The 28-day rotating roster includes
8 days off, and 1 Programmed Day Off (PDO) in a roster
time employees will be required to work a minimum of 8 shifts
over a 28-day, 24 hour/7-day rotating roster.
roster will include a Programmed Day Off (PDO) which will be
allocated once a sufficient number of shifts have been
flexible approach to working hours is required.
- Applicants must be
prepared to work in country and metropolitan prisons within
Correctional Services South Australia based on vacancies and
47 of the Public Sector Act 2009 applies in conjunction with
other provisions of the act and other applicable industrial
incumbent is required to satisfactorily complete a National
Criminal History Check.
current South Australian Driver’s Licence is
intrastate travel may be required which could necessitate
Provide First Aid or HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
salary: $52,665 p.a. (CO1) plus superannuation.
Qualified salary: $56,987 - $64,931 p.a (CO2) plus penalities and
8226 9150 or 8226 9048
Applications can be submitted to
DCSTCORecruitment@sa.gov.au or post to the postal address
GPO BOX 1747
Adelaide SA 5001
Applicants are required to complete the Application Pack and
Recruiting for the Port Augusta
Prison, Port Lincoln Prison, Cadell Training Centre and for
There is more than one position available. It is a requirement
for any non-ongoing DCS employees to be fully vaccinated with a
Therapeutic Goods Administration approved COVID-19
information click the link -
31/01/2023 11:00 PM
- Correctional Officer Pack - October 2021.pdf
- TCO Job and Person Specification, 070521.pdf
- DCS Pre-Employment Declaration DCS CC2022 - v1.7.1 - fillable.pdf
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.