Expression of Interest Indigenous Care & Custody Officer (Perth, WA, AU)

  • Broadspectrum
  • Perth WA, Australia
  • 13/09/2019
Contract Community Services

Job Description

Broadspectrum is an operations, maintenance and construction services organisation, operating globally in the resources, energy, industrial, infrastructure, rail, property and defence sectors. This is a diverse and growing business offering the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.

The Role

As part of our on-going contract with the Department of Corrective Services, we currently are taking expressions of interest for opportunities to join our team in Western Australia across various regional locations. Our next intake will require candidates to start their 5-week training course in Perth on Monday 13th January 2020.

The Candidate:

Successful candidates should have a flexible approach and the skills and ability to deal with people from a differing and diverse range of backgrounds. You’ll need to be able to communicate effectively and manage conflict or challenging situations in a calm and assured manner. Our officers our non-judgemental and committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing for the safety and security of Persons in Custody, staff, employees of the court and the general public in all court areas
  • Transport Persons in Custody in vehicles and planes as required
  • Operate metal detectors and x-ray screening machines to detect concealed weapons and hazardous objects
  • Inspect identification badges to control employee bypass entrances and prevent unauthorized access to restricted areas
  • Perform walking and mobile patrols of a designated area
  • Discharge a duty of care whilst ensuring the safe and secure collection and delivery of Persons in Custody as instructed
  • Overall your ability to remain calm in high pressure situations, demonstrate restraint and a positive mindset are the key skills we require.  Broadspectrum will provide you with all the professional training required to fully undertake this role.

We recognise that people are our greatest asset and we are committed to being one of the best employers to work for. As a result, we seek to employ people who will succeed in this role and possess the following:

  • exceptional inter-personal skills
  • a non-judgmental, empathetic approach to Persons in Custody
  • high safety and security focus
  • maintain a reasonable level of fitness to undertake the job
  • have or be able to obtain Certificate III in Corrective Services (we will support you to gain this qualification at no financial cost to you, however you must be prepared to put in the time and effort)
  • Senior First Aid or equivalent (desirable)
  • Manual Driving Licence (F Extension category operating vehicles carrying passengers highly desirable but not essential)
  • MR truck licence (or above) highly regarded
  • Available to travel (road and air) 
  • Access to a Laptop for the 5-week training course

You must have Australian Work Rights and have the ability to obtain and maintain a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a pre-employment medical including a drug & alcohol test in order to be eligible for these positions.

If you enjoy a challenge and would like to be part of our dynamic, growing and exciting company, apply now.

Broadspectrum respectfully acknowledges Indigenous Australians both past and present as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we work.
Broadspectrum values a flexible and diverse workforce and encourages Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with a disability to apply for this vacancy Job reference number 106435