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Care & Custody Officer - South Hedland

Date: 23-May-2019

Location: South Hedland, WA, AU, 6000

Company: Broadspectrum

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 Care and Custody Officers to join our South Hedland 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 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. 


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 (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)  


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:

Please update your CV & Cover Letter and apply via the links provided.

It is essential you have read and understood the role requirements and apply accordingly.


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