As a youth custodial officer, you'll be responsible for young people aged between 10 and 18 years, supervising every aspect of their life in custody.
You'll be a role model for young people in custody and be responsible for their safety, security, care, wellbeing and developmental needs.
Our youth custodial officers encourage and motivate young people in custody to make positive choices and build foundations for better lives after their release.
Working in this role, you'll have a real opportunity to reduce reoffending by young people and help develop a stronger, safer community.
Our youth custodial officers enjoy a range of great benefits including:
When positions are advertised, the eligibility requirements will be outlined in the individual job advertisement.
You'll need an unrestricted C-class (manual) driver's licence (not a probationary licence).
You'll need to be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen.
If you are an applicant outside Australia, refer to our International Recruitment page.
You must have a current Working with Children check or be able to successfully apply for one to be eligible for appointment as a youth custodial officer (this check is undertaken by the Department).
To be considered for placement in the appointment pool, you'll need to successfully complete all of the following assessments:
If you are offered a position, you'll undertake 3 months paid training followed by 9 months on-the-job placement.
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 in Bentley and on-the-job-training. Once you have successfully completed both off and on-the-job training, demonstrating good conduct and regular attendance, you may become eligible for permanency.
People employed from the pool must be prepared to travel to the Department's Training Academy 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 youth custodial officer vacancies.
Applications for youth custodial officers are currently closed. Enter your details into the youth custodial officer registry to register your interest.
For further information about the Department's youth custodial officers, contact:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Telephone: +61 8 9264 9615.
Last updated: 27-May-2013