A CO works within a professional team who are responsible for the safe, secure and humane management of prisoners. A CO interacts with prisoners to guide and assist them towards rehabilitation and a smooth return back into society upon release.
The role of a CO is a challenging but highly rewarding one. Each prisoner offers different challenges and you can find yourself acting as a teacher, counsellor, role model and social worker. So, if it is variety of challenges you are looking for - look no further. If you think you have the empathy and maturity to deal with often difficult situations, we are looking for you.
A CO can expect to undertake the following roles: