As a community corrections officer, you'll use contemporary counselling and intervention strategies to achieve positive behaviour change in adult offenders.
Your role will include supervising adult offenders in the community and providing advice and reports to courts and releasing authorities based on your assessment and analysis of the offender's behaviour.
You'll be working from community-based centres, program centres, prisons and the courts.
Your biggest challenge will be to bring about change while working with people in their own environment.
It can be complex and confronting but your tenacity, skills and life experience will carry you through.
When positions are advertised, the eligibility requirements will be outlined in the individual job advertisement.
You'll need to be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen.
If you are an applicant outside Australia, refer to our International Recruitment page.
To be eligible for appointment you'll need to successfully complete all of the following assessments:
Before you are appointed to a position, you will be required to undertake 9 months paid intensive training consisting of both off-the-job training at the Department's Training Academy and on-the-job-training at a community corrections centre. Once you have successfully completed both off and on-the-job training, demonstrating good conduct and regular attendance, you may become eligible for permanency.
If you are offered a position you must be prepared to travel to the Department's Training Academy located in Bentley in the Perth metropolitan area to attend training on a regular basis. Those located in regional areas will not be required to pay for travel or accommodation for this mandatory training.
Department of Corrective Services (DCS) regularly conducts recruitment campaigns for community corrections officer vacancies.
Applications for community corrections officers are currently closed. Enter your details into the community corrections officer registry to register your interest in a community corrections officer role. For further information about the Department's youth justice officers, contact by:
Last updated: 18-Mar-2013