26 September 2023

Corrective Services targets new recruits

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Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has videoed its training regime as part of a recruitment campaign.

In a statement, QCS said its Tactical Response Team, including the Delta Unit, showcased skills for the cameras at Maryborough Correctional Centre.

QCS said the display supported a new campaign to find people to fill at least 30 permanent, full-time positions in coming months.

General Manager of Maryborough Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Kris Winter said the skills on show were used to ensure the safety and security of the centre when critical incidents occurred.

“This capability to diffuse and resolve difficult and dangerous situations is an important part of ensuring our officers go home safely at the end of their shift,” Chief Superintendent Winter said.

“Some people are daunted by the prospect of working in a prison, but the reality is that we work hard to ensure our recruits receive the very best training and support, which includes 10 weeks of paid training in the centre,” he said.

Chief Superintendent Winter said the feedback from new officers was that they felt well equipped and were taught the skills required to have a successful career with the QCS.

“We know that people who have good communication skills and a desire to make a positive difference to the people they supervise can make great Custodial Correctional Officers, irrespective of previous employment paths,” he said.

“We have many officers who have had previous careers in policing, armed forces, hospitality, tourism, farming and many other industries, who are on their second or third careers.”

Chief Superintendent Winter described working as a Custodial Correctional Officer as a great opportunity for people from all walks of life and experience who wanted to make a real difference to people’s lives.

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