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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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Fast paced

Take the small wins when you get them. The job itself is very rewarding and seeing that you are making a change is great feeling. It is a very fast paced environment, however, the team is great and very supportive.
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Prison Officer

Shift worker 9 day fortnight working 80hrs Two 12hr shifts and seven 8hr shifts Sometimes can get 4-5 days off straight without touching leave. Get 5 weeks of annual leave per year plus LIL for every public holiday.
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Training and Support with career development

Overall a good employer with opportunities for work/life balance. Some improvement needed in the quality of staff recruited for base grade roles as this impacts on community safety

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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

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Risk
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Challenging role.

Being a case manager is definitely not for everyone as it is a very challenging role but has its benefits. You can see the positives impact you are having in peoples life.
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Difficult work environment within a maximum security correctional facility

Have spent previous two and a half years working in the Stores & Records wing of the Barwon Prison being a maximum security correctional facility. My position as a VPS2 employee offers little in the way of professional development and advancement. The work I performed in this role was onerous, labour intensive and not appropriately rewarded in respect of salary and conditions

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Long hours with little opportunity of professional development & advancement
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Tough working conditions

Long 12 hour shifts with only an hour lunch break, you could possibly work 8 hours before getting your lunch break. Very little room for growth and personal development. Poor work culture with lots of employees off on stress leave or with work related injuries.

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penalties for working weekends

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long hours poor pay and bad management
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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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