New Zealand Department of Corrections
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New Zealand Department of Corrections Correctional Officer yearly salaries in New Zealand

Salary estimated from 10 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.
$54,809 per year
Meets national average
Reviews for Correctional Officer in New Zealand Department of Corrections
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My day
Every day was different. Always had to be on your toes and aware of your surroundings. I was always a team player and was prepared to multi-task when required. Had to be prepared to respond to emergency's and incidents when necessary. At times, I was required to act up in a SCO position(Senior Corrections Officer), which I achieved successfully.
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Team work
Cons
Shift work
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Challenging and Rewarding
The Department of Corrections, in summary, main Mission statement is to Reduce re offending and maintain Public safety, I take pride in my work and maintain a high standard of professionalism and integrity. I believe that a team can achieve more than an individual. I am in a middle management role and utilize the best attributes of the people that work for me to achieve and maximize the best possible goals/outcome.
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Staff unity / Camaraderie, Job security, Remuneration, leave entitlements and Job satisfaction.
Cons
Hours of work, and job complacency
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Good team spirit, gym facilities were good and refresher training was also good.
Days were pretty routine given the job. Depending on were in the facility you worked, your day could be moderately busy to extremely frustrating and dangerous. I learned fast that experience counts for a lot and size doesn't always matter, that rules are in place to keep people safe and asking for help is important when you need it. Management was different depending on who you worked under. My manager was very supportive and happy to back his staff when needed and support them moving forward if they were helping themselves. Most staff members became close friends but whether close friends or not everybody was there for you when needed. Staff would always have your safety and well-being in mind. The hardest part of the job was working with constant staff shortages. This caused problems for staff and prisoners, and most problems for prisoners became problems for staff, but this is where experience, management support and team culture would hopefully front up. Helping those that want to be helped and who want to change. Everybody deserves a chance, it's just very important not to become complacent, seeing your work mates happy and safe and enjoying their job.
Pros
Training at work during lunch breaks, being part of a close knit team.
Cons
Riots, staff assaults and staff shortages.
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Average Salary
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$58,378 per year
How much does a Correctional Officer make at New Zealand Department of Corrections in New Zealand?
Average New Zealand Department of Corrections Correctional Officer yearly pay in New Zealand is approximately $54,809, which meets the national average.
Salary information comes from 69 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.
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