The Department of Justice and Community Safety operates 11 prisons across Victoria and is currently building a new facility near Geelong which will be Victoria’s largest publicly operated prison

Become a Prison Officer with the Department of Justice & Community Safety.

About the Role

We reduce reoffending by setting up prisoners to be constructive in the community when they’re released; and keeping prison environments, prisoners and staff safe and secure.

What they do

Along with keeping prisoners, ourselves and our facilities safe and secure, we are role models for prisoners: we develop positive working relationships with prisoners and lead them in developing:

  • Positive and constructive conversations
  • Appropriate and social behaviours
  • Self respect and respect for others
  • Setting constructive goals and taking steps towards them
  • Making positive decisions and accepting ownership of their actions
  • Integrity and honesty

Qualifications or experience

While we don’t need specific qualifications, we are looking for people who are interested in and capable of working with people in challenging and complex settings. You may have experience in case management, direct consumer services such as government, hospitality or retail.

Personal qualities

You’ll want to help make our communities safer and believe in the value of effective rehabilitation in improving the choices people make to reduce re-offending. You’ll be a great team player, open-minded, non-judging and at home working with people from a wide range of backgrounds that will be very different to your own. 

How to search and apply for jobs

To find out more about a career as a prison officer and to apply for our current opportunities, visit correctionsjobs.vic.gov.au