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Corrections Officers, Mt Eden Corrections Facility

Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
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Community Services
Auckland (Tamaki-makau-rau)
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  • Do you possess skills and experience dealing with people and relevant to working in a varied and challenging environment?
  • Can you demonstrate strong integrity and high safety awareness?

Then apply to join our ‘Frontline' whānau at Mt Eden. We are the prison for all male prisoners placed on remand in the Auckland region.

A career as a Corrections Officer is much more challenging, much more interesting and much more rewarding than you can imagine!

At the Department of Corrections we are passionate about reducing re-offending and keeping communities safe. Our Corrections Officers, both men and women, come from varied backgrounds and a diverse range of cultures. They bring a wide range of employment skills and life experiences with them.

As a Corrections Officer at our Mt Eden facility you will join a fast-paced, busy team that manages offenders by supporting their transition into the prison system. You will use your communication skills to influence and assist them to make the right choices, take the right actions and adjust to their new surroundings. Your ‘duty-of-care' contribution will have a positive effect in the lives of the offenders.

To be eligible to apply you need:

  • A current and full New Zealand or international driver licence (NB. You must obtain a full 'non-conditional' NZ Driver Licence before an offer of employment can be formally made to you)
  • The legal right to work full-time in New Zealand (ideally for a minimum of no less than 24 months)
  • The ability to pass a pre-employment drug test, medical assessment and physical readiness assessment
  • To declare any convictions and/or conflicts of interest and have them approved by us in accordance with our Corrections delegations policy

Our standards are high. You will undergo a comprehensive selection process that will assess you against our core requirements.

Upon an offer of employment you will be required to complete an initial residential 11- week training course. Long-term there are many opportunities for promotion and professional development e.g. a qualification in Offender Management.

The starting salary is $53,457 increasing to $56,031 after your initial training.


** Notice about COVID-19 **

We are part of the group of essential organisations that provide the necessities of life for everyone in New Zealand. During times of increased COVID-19 alert, our recruitment and onboarding processes will continue however will be changed to include increased health measures. We will work with candidates throughout the process to ensure safety and help stop the spread.

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