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Care and Custody Officer

Ventia

Location: Geraldton

Job Type: Full time

Posted


Ventia Pty Ltd

Ventia Pty Ltd

Do you have resilience, maturity, compassion, and empathy?

As part of our on-going contract with the Department of Justice, we currently are recruiting for Care & Custody Officers to join our team in Geraldton.

If you enjoy a challenge and would like to be part of our dynamic, growing, and exciting company, then please APPLY NOW, or call Sarah on 0460 299 171 for further information.

The role of a Care & Custody Officer involves providing a safe and secure environment for detainees in custody, ensuring their welfare needs are met, and always maintaining a professional and respectful approach. You will be responsible for supervising People in Custody, escorting them to appointments or court appearances, and maintaining accurate records.

This role requires you to:

  • Deliver a safe transport and supervision of detainees during critical activities.
  • Participate in court activities for security requirements.
  • Manage conflict and communicate with empathy.
  • Display a fair and openminded approach to detainees in custody.
  • Provide safety and security for Persons in Custody, staff, employees, and members of the public.
  • Perform walking and mobile patrols of a designated area.

Benefits

  • 6 weeks full paid training to set you up for success. (Next intake starts July 24th, 2023)
  • A qualification in Correctional Services
  • Travel provision and cost provided during your training.
  • Training Rate $27.35 – Base Rate Post Training $29.50

What you need

  • Availability to train from July 24th, 2023, full time for 6 weeks in Perth (we fund)
  • Commitment to a minimum of 12 months to obtain qualifications.
  • Australian Citizen or permanent resident essential and is a requirement to fulfil several associated pre-employment checks.
  • Manual Driving Licence - (ADVANTAGEOUS - HR, MR licence or F Extension category highly desirable for operating vehicles carrying passengers)
  • Be prepared to undergo a pre-employment medical including a drug & alcohol test.

WHY Join Ventia?

  • Employees with long tenures that enjoy what we do
  • Home every evening and most weekends to enjoy with your family
  • Community based role
  • Ability to move within contract to other regions.

The role of a Care & Custody Officer involves providing a safe and secure environment for detainees in custody, ensuring their welfare needs are met, and always maintaining a professional and respectful approach. You will be responsible for supervising People in Custody, escorting them to appointments or court appearances, and maintaining accurate records.

As part of a team, you will work in challenging situations. The ideal candidate will have the abilityto diffuseand manage conflict, communicate effectively and with empathy, remain controlled in pressured situations, speak with and build good rapport with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and create a safe and controlled, non-judgemental environment. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!!

  • 6 weeks full paid training to set you up for success. (Next intake starts July 24th, 2023)
  • A qualification in Correctional Services
  • Travel provision and cost provided during your training.
  • Training Rate $27.35 – Base Rate Post Training $29.50