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Correctional Officers

Job No: GEO592
Location: Ravenhall, Melbourne

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?

Entry level role, no experience required

Get paid $18.85 per hour while you complete your 8 week intensive training course, upon completion your annual base salary will be $65,197 (casual rate $37.32)

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

Successful Correctional Officers:

  • Are people from all backgrounds;
  • Possess strong communication skills;
  • Have common-sense; and
  • Are mature in their approach to all things.


Correctional Officers play a significant role in the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners, as well as in maintaining the good order and security of the Centre and the safety of staff, prisoners and visitors. Correctional Officers provide quality case management services to assigned prisoners in accordance with the prisoner’s case-management plan and structured day. The Correctional Officer is flexible and prepared to work in different environments and posts within the Correctional Centre.

Full-time, part-time and casual positions are available. 

For further information about this role including the Position Description and how to apply, please click the Apply Now button.

About the Recruitment and Selection Process

Due to the nature of the role of a Correctional Officer, 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.

For a quick overview of the recruitment and selection process click here or alternatively for more detailed information about the recruitment and selection process for Correctional Officers, please click here, including to complete a self assessment to see if you are ready for the job.

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 9th September 2017 and Sunday 10th September 2017



Monday 25th September 2017  through to Thursday 28th September 2017


Pre-Employment Medical, Uniform fittings and Fitness Assessments

Wednesday 4th October 2017 and Thursday 5th October 2017


About the Pre-Service Training Course

Pre-service course to commence mid to late November and finish late January. Applicants need to make themselves available for this entire period. The pre-service course will will run for a duration of 8 weeks.

As a Correctional Officer you will also be required to complete a Certificate III in Correctional Practice within 12 months of you having graduated from this course.

About GEO’s Bridging Course (Experienced Officers Only)

If you are an experienced Correctional Officer, you will be required to attend a Bridging Course.

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 attend other training sessions.

The annual base salary range for Correctional Officers is $65,197.03 - $69,088.

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.


Applications close 30th August 2017 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply






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