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Corrections Officer - Mount Eden Corrections Facility

Department of Corrections
Job Category:
Defence, corrections & security
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Join our whanau today! 

  • Free onsite parking
  • Easy commute - just off motorway & train station nearby
  • 11-week fully paid training and starting salary of $51,490

Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF) is 24/7 operation. During your shift you will be kept busy working with prisoners who are currently on remand awaiting bail, sentence, release or transfer to other corrections facilities. It is our vision to be the world's most trusted remand facility, admired for its people, partnership and performance. 

The role of a Corrections Officer at MECF is primarily around the duty of care of the prisoners and supporting them during their transition. Our officers come from all walks of life and bring a wide range of attributes and life experiences with them. In this role your contribution counts and you can have a positive effect on the lives of others every day. 

What does the role involve? 

  • A high level of integrity and trust
  • Safety is at the forefront of this role, for both staff and prisoners
  • Working in a team and relating to all kinds of people
  • Being a positive role model with life experience and skills
  • The ability to identify and respond to potentially challenging situations
  • Being a good communicator with a high level of literacy
  • Can use computers and technology

What does it take to make it?
Given the environment and the people you'll work with, our standards are quite high and you'll go through a comprehensive selection process that'll make sure you're safe. We welcome candidates from different cultures with varied backgrounds and experience who have:

  • A current full New Zealand or international driver licence,
  • The legal right to work in New Zealand for a minimum 24 Months,
  • Be able to pass a full drug test and medical assessment, and
  • Be free of or fully declare all convictions or conflicts of interest (please note clean slate does not apply)

Sound like you?  Apply now!

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