Department for Correctional Services
- VARIOUS -
Open to Everyone
- $57k +
Overtime (Base salary + penalties increasing up to
$80,000 pa. plus superannuation).
weeks annual leave.
employment in the SA Public Sector – Full time & Part
time positions available.
- No prior
correctional experience required.
paid 12-week inhouse training course.
South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible
ways of working
- Recruiting for all
- Successful completion of
training will be accredited with Certificate III in
Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial).
Officers undertake a front-line role in the prison system.
They are responsible for a wide range of duties relating to
the safety, security and welfare of prisoners in our care.
They manage day-to-day issues and contribute to ongoing
We are now
taking applications for Correctional Officers. You will need
to complete an online application including Correctional Officer Application Pack
and attach supporting documentation (eg. Birth certificate,
Australian citizenship. Any additional documentation or
information that you feel can support your
Correctional Officer your duties can include:
- Observing prisoner
conduct, behaviour, and activities
- Conducting prisoner cell
- Transporting and
- Assisting and
encouraging prisoners with their individual development
programs and case reviews
- Assisting prisoners with
matters affecting their welfare, security, behaviours and
- Responding to emergency
situations, including prisoner conflicts, prisoner injury and
- Conducting strip
searched of prisoners
To be a great
Correctional Officer, you will be:
responsible with personal honesty and integrity
empathy and cultural awareness
interpersonal skills and emotional stability which enables
supportive and constructive relationships with work colleagues
and with prisoners
and foster positive, respectful leadership
ability to use critical thinking, be alert and observant at all
- A high
level of resilience, self-awareness, and emotional
successfully with the greater team to maintain the safety and
Department employs approximately 2,000 staff and has responsibility
for nine prisons and sixteen Community Correctional offices across
in strategic initiative to reduce reoffending
the over-representation of Aboriginal people incarcerated in
world class correctional services
contribute to improving outcomes for all people impacted by the
criminal justice system.
- Prioritise the safety of
staff, our partners, people under our supervision.
current South Australia Driver’s Licence
Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
- 18 years
Correctional Officer: $53,455 p.a (CO1) plus superannuation (12
Officer: $57,842 - $65,905 p.a (CO2) plus penalties increasing up
to $80,000 p.a plus superannuation
To find out
more about: Correctional Officers, how to apply
8226 9150 or
can be submitted to DCSTCORecruitment@sa.gov.au
or post the postal address below:
GPO BOX 1747,
Adelaide SA 5001
Recruiting for the Port Augusta Prison, Port Lincoln
Prison and Cadell Training Centre.
There is more than one position available.
applications from people with diverse backgrounds including all
ages and gender identities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander,
people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse and
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- Code of Ethics for the South Australian Public _Sector.pdf
- Correctional Officer Application and Pre-Employment _Declaration (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.