Care & Custody Officer - Metro (Casual) (Perth, WA, AU, 6000)

  • Broadspectrum
  • Perth WA, Australia
  • 14/05/2019
Full Time - Flexible Community Services

Job Description

The Company:

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

The Role:

As part of our on-going contract with the Department of Corrective Services, we’re currently recruiting for Casual ‘Care and Custody Officers’ to join our Perth Metro team.  Our next intake will require candidates to start their training on the 15th of July, 2019 for 5 weeks (Mon-Fri)

In this role you will be responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for the admission and the security of Persons in Custody who are scheduled to attend court, and the subsequent transfer or release of those persons once the court hearing has concluded.

The Candidate:

Successful candidates should be 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
  • Safe and secure transportation of Persons in Custody on 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. 

As part of our client requirement, Candidates must be able to provide a current Police check and possess the following skills and experience:

  • 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
  • Senior First Aid or equivalent (desirable)
  • Manual Driving Licence (F Extension category highly desirable for operating vehicles carrying passengers)
  • MR truck licence (or above) highly regarded
  • Available to travel (road and air) 


You must have Australian Work Rights and have the ability to obtain, pass and maintain a National Police Check and be prepared to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol screen and physical assessment in order to be eligible for these positions.

To Apply:

If you enjoy a challenge and would like to be part of our dynamic, growing and exciting company, Please update your CV & Cover Letter and apply via the links provided.

Broadspectrum is an equal opportunity employer and we strive to recruit and appoint the best available person regardless of sex, age, religion, race, marital status, nationality, sexual orientation or disability.