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Issued: Wednesday 25 January 2017
Job seekers with a trade are invited to see if their skills could be suitable for work with Corrective Services NSW in the state’s Central West region.
A recruitment roadshow will be held in Wellington, Dubbo and Orange from Tuesday 31 January to show what life as a trade overseer is like.
CSNSW Head of Recruitment Sarah Jordan said the new rapid build prison at Wellington will require 24 ongoing trade-overseers when the correctional centre is completed mid this year.
“Overseers run industry and trade courses within prisons to help with the inmate’s rehabilitation,” Ms Jordan said.
“They provide guidance and skills that help inmates re-integrate into the community post-release as well as enhancing the inmates’ employment prospects.
“Industries currently running at the Wellington Correctional Centre include a print shop, light engineering, food services and ground maintenance.”
Around 120 ongoing positions for correctional officers at Wellington will also be required by the middle of this year.
Ms Jordan said the information sessions were an opportunity for people living in Wellington and the surrounding areas to understand what the role of a correctional officer or overseer entails.
“Correctional officers supervise offenders and undertake a wide-range of tasks including managing offenders’ case plans,” Ms Jordan said.
“New correctional officer and overseer recruits undertake around 10 weeks of paid training at the Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy in Sydney or on-site at regional correctional centres.
“Once in the workplace, staff receive ongoing development and mentoring programs.
“Working for Corrective Services NSW is rewarding and provides flexible work arrangements and competitive pay.
“Corrections welcomes people from different walks of life and age groups, to help build a diverse workforce.”
Location: Wellington Soldiers Club, 75 Arthur Street
When: 7pm, Tuesday 31 January
Location: Dubbo RSL Club, Corner of Brisbane and Wingewarra Streets
When: 7pm, Wednesday 1 February
Location: Orange Ex-Services’ Club, 231-243 Anson Street
When: 7pm, Thursday 2 February
For more information, visit www.correctionscareers.justice.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 810 316.