26 September 2023

Corrective Services open for inside recruits

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Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has 50 permanent, secure job vacancies near Gatton, with paid training beginning shortly.

Commissioner Peter Martin said that by 2023, QCS would be employing about 500 new officers at the Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct near Gatton, with a new 1,000-bed prison under construction.

Last Saturday QCS recruitment specialists and operational officers conducted a well-attended information session at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre.

“With the transition of the existing women’s prison to public operation, we are looking for 50 new Custodial Corrections Officers, with the 10-week paid training starting shortly,” Commissioner Martin said.

“That is just the start of the opportunities at the Correctional Precinct. In my experience many people don’t realise just how many career paths there are in Corrections.”

He said that in coming months and years, QCS would be looking for a range of different occupations, including psychologists, counsellors, trade instructors and more.

“A career in Corrections can take you around the State — we have offices and centres from the Torres Strait to Western Queensland, and everywhere in between,” the Commissioner said.

“If you have life experience, good communication skills and a desire to improve the safety of our communities, I recommend finding out more about the opportunities in Corrections,” he said.

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