Working on the Frontline
What is the frontline?
Working on the frontline at Corrections means you work face to face with offenders every day. This can be in a prison or in the community, but either way you will be engaging and aiming to positively motivate some of New Zealand’s most difficult citizens.
We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to reduce re-offending and keep the public safe. While it can be a challenge, the rewards can be life changing and that’s why the average length of time someone stays on our frontline is 8 years!
Our focus on reducing re-offending means we are looking for people who enjoy being in a team, have great communication skills, are calm under pressure and genuinely believe people can change.
Safety is our number one priority, so the training is intensive and starts from day one. You’ll need to be ‘up for it’ as we put you through your paces to make sure you have what it takes to work face to face with our offenders.
What’s in it for you? Our people tell us their career at Corrections gives them the chance to work with a team of people who want to change lives. You’ll get both career and personal growth, job security, a competitive salary, health checks and other benefits.
Watch our frontline staff’s stories below. They give insight into each of the five different frontline roles, and will talk about how they change lives and shape futures.
Do you have the right stuff
Now: Corrections officer
Previously: IT salesman
Now: Probation officer
Now: Case manager
Previously: Youth worker
Now: Programme facilitator
Our Application Process Explained
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Includes psychometric assessments, assessment centre, interview, feedback