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Correctional Manager

Job No: GEO591
Location: Ravenhall, Victoria

Seeking to establish or grow your career at GEO's world leading Ravenhall Correctional Centre?

Do you have a genuine interest in improving peoples health and wellbeing and giving back to the community?

Do you have extensive experience as a Correctional Manager?

Full-time positions, with an annual base salary of $102,417

Rotating roster (day, afternoon and night shifts) / 7 day operation

About The GEO Group Australia

We are the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW, QLD and VIC. Our goal is to deliver better corrections and in doing so, create safer communities.

We measure our success in delivering ‘better corrections’ in two ways: against our objective of being Australia’s best provider of correctional services, as well as our ability to make these services better over time through innovation and continual improvement.

We measure our success in delivering ‘safer communities’ through our ability to successfully reintegrate the prisoners we release, with corresponding reductions in their rate of re-offending.

To reduce re-offending we apply the GEO Continuum of Care:

  • We work not only in our correctional centres but continue our services out into the community to support our prisoners after release;We work not only with our prisoners but also with those critical to their rehabilitation and reintegration such as families, social networks and other service providers; and
  • We work not only during our prisoners’ sentences but also afterwards as they leave the correctional system and return fully to their communities.
  • Our five values which deliver Better Corrections, Safer Communities are that we Partner, we Lead, we Deliver, we Measure and we Respond.

For more information about our organisation, please visit our website at

To check out our videos, including the type of individual's we seek to join our business, please click here. 

About Ravenhall Correctional Centre

Ravenhall Correctional Centre is a medium security men’s prison opening in late 2017 in Ravenhall, Victoria.

Ravenhall will redefine the role of the modern prison. It’s unique design and service model provides an unprecedented emphasis on offender rehabilitation and reintegration.  If you are motivated to work therapeutically to create successful outcomes for prisoners, Ravenhall is the place for you.

To learn more about Ravenhall Correctional Centre, click here.

About the Opportunity

As a Correctional Manager under the general direction of the Operations Manager, the Correctional Manager develops monitors and implements procedures for the day-to-day security and operation of varying areas within the Centre and the Centre as a whole, along with providing direction and leadership to Operations staff. The Correctional Manager may be required to manage varying environments and areas within the Centre.

Skills & Experience

In order to succeed in the role you will possess the following:

  • Certificate III in Correctional Practice and Current First Aid certificate. Position holders who do not hold a Certificate IV in Correctional Practice will be required to complete it within 12 months of pro-rata service and ongoing supervisory training as available.
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of people and safety management practices.
  • Demonstrated high level of communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in a Correctional Management/Supervisory or similar middle management level position.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate, interact with and manage people from varying social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to prepare reports of a high standard and submissions to management.
  • Demonstrated experience in decisively leading and managing a multi-disciplinary operational team within an institutional environment. Proven ability to provide effective supervision, guidance and support to staff.
  • Sound working knowledge of the Integrated Offender Management System, the GEO Inmate Trust Account System (ITAS) and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience working directly with prisoners and demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of case management within the correctional environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability.
  • Ability to plan and problem solve in a demanding operational environment.
  • Certificate IV in Correctional Practice (desirable).
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (desirable).
  • Demonstrated sound technical knowledge of Corrections Victoria and GEO Instructions, policies and procedures as well as the state’s legislation relating to corrective services and other knowledge relevant to the sound operational management of a prison (desirable).

For more information about this position, please click here to download the position description.

About the Recruitment and Selection Process

Due to the nature of the role of a Correctional Manager, in order to be successful, applicants will require the ability to work directly with prisoners in a correctional environment, complying with the security policies and procedures of the Centre.

Applicants will also require a reasonable level of physical fitness (especially muscular-skeletal fitness) and will be required to take part in a pre-employment medical assessment, including fitness testing.

Applicants who excessively consume alcohol, who abuse prescription drugs or who consume illicit drugs are unsuitable for the role. 

GEO will require applicants to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearances from Victoria Police and Corrections Victoria (at GEO's expense).

Applicants with a criminal history (including as children) would be unlikely to obtain these security clearances, particularly if the criminal history relates to serious criminal offences of violence (including domestic), drug related offences,  and white collar crimes.

Key Recruitment and Selection Dates 

You may be required physically on the following dates to take part in the various stages of the recruitment and selection process. 


Aptitude & Psychometric Testing

Saturday, 18 March 2017 - Sunday, 19 March 2017



Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - Sunday, 2 April 2017


Pre-Employment Medical and Fitness Assessments

Cost will be covered by GEO with assessments taking place on Tuesday, 18 April - Friday, 21 April 2017 


About GEO's Bridging Course

GEO's first bridging course is anticipated to commence on Monday, 14 August 2017 and will run for a duration of 2 weeks.

Should you be successful in gaining employment you will need to be available from this date, however should on the basis of your application GEO recognise that you require additional training you may be required to commence as early as Monday, 10 July 2017. 

About the Benefits

Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community.

You will benefit from a competitive salary and rewards scheme, work life balance, with ongoing support and professional development opportunities. You will have access to subsidised meals, internal career opportunities and many other employee (and family) benefits.



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encourage to apply






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