Custody Officer

Date:  23 May 2024

South Hedland, WA, AU, 6722

Company:  Ventia



Are you someone who possesses resilience, maturity, compassion, and empathy? Picture this – an unexpected opportunity to make a real impact on your community! As part of our ongoing commitment to the Department of Justice, we’re on the lookout for individuals like you to join our extraordinary team of Custody Officers in South Hedland.

As a Custody Officer, you will play a vital part in creating a safe and secure environment for detainees. Your role involves ensuring their welfare needs are met while consistently upholding a professional and respectful demeanour.


Why consider this new adventure?

  • Unique Training Experience: Take advantage of the fully funded Certificate 3 in Correctional Services, enhancing your skills and opening doors to new opportunities.
  • Paid Training: Enjoy 6 weeks of fully paid training, equipping you with the necessary skills for this unique role.
  • Pay increase after training: Start at $27.35 during training, increasing to $29.50 post-training.
  • Regional Allowance: An extra $10,189 per annum spread over your fortnightly wage payments.


What will your day-to-day look like?

  • Safely transport and supervise detainees during critical activities.
  • Participate in court activities for security requirements.
  • Manage conflict and communicate with empathy, making a positive impact on the lives of detainees.
  • Value diversity and display a fair and open-minded attitude towards detainees in custody.
  • Provide safety and security for Persons in Custody, staff, employees, and members of the public.
  • Enjoy the variety of performing walking and mobile patrols of a designated area.
  • Be responsible for supervising people in custody, escorting them to appointments or court appearances, and maintaining accurate records.


What do we need from you?

  • Availability to train full time for 6 weeks in Perth (Fully Funded)
  • Commitment to a minimum of 12 months to obtain qualifications: We value your dedication and commitment to your professional growth.
  • The legal right to work in Australia.
  • Willingness to undergo a pre-employment medical, including a drug & alcohol test: Ensuring the safety and well-being of our team members and detainees is our top priority.


Launch your new career!

Don't miss out on this thrilling chance to contribute to the justice system. Whether you’re actively seeking a change or just curious about the unexpected opportunities life presents - apply now and embark on a rewarding career as a Custody Officer with us!


About Ventia
Ventia is a leading infrastructure services company, operating across Australia and New Zealand. Our clients are the owners and operators of assets that are critical to our local communities. We pride ourselves on working smart, safely and sustainably, harnessing the latest technologies and brightest minds. With a diverse and proud heritage, we have a track record of delivering essential services to the communities in which we operate.



Ventia is enriched by the diverse experiences, talents and cultures that our people bring to the organisation, while celebrating and respecting the communities we operate in. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment that provides equal opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Māori and Pasifika people, LGTBQI+, Women, Veterans and spouses and people with disabilities.


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