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Long hours, shiftwork

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The job is team focused, stressful at times, stable, management is not always supportive, the culture is sometimes not positive, male dominated, shiftwork, good people to work with overall.

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stable job

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long hours, stressful
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Toxic environment

If nepotism is your thing, give Corrections Victoria a ring. It is full of ego and legends in their own mind people. They think they are police and they are so far from the truth. Bullying is condoned and gross negligence is covered up.
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Unsafe understaffed

I think working in this environment is very stressful and dangerous. Unpredictable young people's behaviors sometimes can cause an assault on other people as well as staff. Placing different your people with different issues and backgrounds is unsafe.
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Great place to contribute to helping the community.

Shift work is essential, week end work is required. Yearly training essential. Lots of variety of work experience. Prisoners are easier to manage than staff. Management to not support staff effectively.
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23 year working at Melbourne assessment prison

Management nothing but picks it u get sick as a permanent employee and run out of sick... Stay away from this role. U will be casually employee at best.. If u are a bum. Licker 'you will get a head..
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No transparency

Job development only happens if you know someone regardless of skills, experience or knowledge. Job culture is very poor at our location. Care factor is zero. Lots of very unhappy people.

Pros

Use to be the overtime

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Way too many inexperienced staff, dangerous.
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Great for a person wanting to retire

Corrections is a great job but not for everyone You need to be a type of person for this environment It’s very challenging at times but at the same time it has its down time and I like to be constantly busy and challenged

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Job security

Cons

Risk
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Prison Officer

Working with prisoners and providing the facility to rehabilitate themselves. Providing a stable routine and assisting other staff in providing security and good order of the facility.

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Governmenbt employment

Cons

Shift work
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High-stress, busy, but friendly and warm environment.

Working as a Community Corrections Officer has it's ups and downs. I enjoy the client facing aspect of the role, and my favourite part about this role is the difference I have been able to make for people who are in the wrong path of life when they are given their orders. I enjoy watching the change in the clients and seeing the development with their situations, lives, and the progression of their orders. The most difficult part of the role would be handling clients who do not believe they are meant to be on an order and protest any attempts to assist them. The people I work with are wonderful and friendly, despite the high levels of stress that comes with a role such as this. The entire office makes it easy to learn and feel comfortable to ask any questions. A typical day would involve scheduling appointments for client supervision and reporting, a lot of e-mailing correspondence with various business units and health care professionals, meeting client needs where possible and seeing clients for various reasons, among other tasks.

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Making a positive impact on difficult situations for a variety of people.

Cons

Highly stressful role.
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Good Team atmosphere

- Requires more manning and pay. The staff present at the location I worked was positive and upbeat and got on with an impossible caseload with what they had to use.

Pros

Location to family home, day shift only.

Cons

The huge caseloads and walkin cliental
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The People l work with are the best people in the world

A typical day at work for me would be processing stake holders into the prison or controlling traffic in and out of prison , l never stop learning , l understand management s job is to save money as it is a government job. the hardest part of the job would be dealing with management , the most enjoyable part of my job is the people l work with .

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the people l work with

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Long hours
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