Correctional Case Officer - Dog Unit
Location: Grafton, New South Wales AU
Job Number: 448
This is an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for Correctional Case Officers. As the first hires for the state-of-the-art Clarence Correctional Centre in Grafton, you’ll get the opportunity to use your skills and experience assisting with the pre-operational activities as we expand our workforce ready for commencing operations in July 2020.
A rewarding career opportunity awaits you as a Correctional Case Officer, Dog Handler with Serco. You will join Australia’s most innovative and largest correctional centre and have the opportunity to play a key position within the Serco team.
The Clarence Correctional Centre is due to open in mid-2020, with a 1700 bed facility, making it the largest and most state-of-the-art correctional centre in Australia. Serco Australia has a 20 year contract to operate and maintain the centre, creating the opportunity for long-term, rewarding and secure employment with exciting career prospects in one of Australia’s most spectacular coastal and country locations.
You are experienced in a custodial or law enforcement environment and motivated and ready to take the opportunity to assist with various ramp up activities to support commencing operations. You also have strong communication skills and are respectful with a commitment and passion for the on-going rehabilitation of the people in our care. Serco is committed to giving our internal staff the opportunity to be part of this new correctional centre and support you in your career development. Serco is committed to giving our internal staff the opportunity to be part of this new correctional centre and support you in your career development.
About the opportunity
As a Correctional Case Officer, Dog Handler you will participate in the delivery of specialist services to enhance the security of the Clarence Correctional Centre. You will be responsible for maintaining strict control of all issued security equipment and enforce the Clarence Correctional Centre Dog Strategy by detecting and deterring trafficking of drugs and contraband undertaking patrols and providing immediate response in emergency situations. In your role you will manage the health, welfare, safe kennelling and control of any dog owned by Serco maintaining strict control of these corrective service dogs at all times.
You will play an integral role in promoting rehabilitation and reintegration, ensuring the safety and security in the centre and the community, and provide a safe and respectful environment to everyone in the centre.
To be successful in this role you will:
- Have similar experience within a correctional or law enforcement environment
- Undertake the Dog Handler Training Program (14 weeks)
- Become accredited as a Serco/Corrective Services Dog Handler
- Be committed to the learning pathways available to you to obtain your Certificate III Correctional Practice (CSC30115)
- Demonstrate a commitment to Serco’s values and the rehabilitation process
- Demonstrate a competent level of computer literacy and report writing
- Proficient interpersonal and communications skills
- Maintain a high level of integrity
Located on the NSW Mid-North Coast, Grafton is approx. 6 hours’ drive from Sydney and 4 hours from Brisbane. Set on the Clarence River, it is the main hub for the Clarence Valley with a rich natural beauty and is ideally located if you prefer the hinterland or the ocean as your back drop. With recent Pacific Highway upgrades and investment in infrastructure, and with affordable housing and access to good schools and recreation options, it is the ideal location for your next career move with your family.
Interested to be part of our brand new team?
If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be part of this exciting new opportunity, click the Apply Now Button to submit your EOI.
To find out more visit www.serco.gr8people.com
Job Number: 448
Community / Marketing Title: Correctional Case Officer - Dog Unit
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