Casual Hospital Guards - OCF

Otago (Otakou)
Expires in: 9 days

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

"Ehara taku toa I te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini" - My strength is not the strength of my own, but the strength of many.

Our team at the Department of Corrections is dedicated and passionate. We are united by our goal of making a positive difference in our community by reducing reoffending and making our communities safer. 

Ngā kawenga | About the role

We have a duty of care to all those in our custody. Everyday life brings different challenges and there will be times when the people in our care require more specialist medical intervention outside of our facility, from accident and injury to serious illness and palliative care.

We seek committed individuals to undertake hospital guard duties on an "as and when required" basis - usually at short notice, day or night. Your main focus will be the close supervision and security of individual prisoners while inside a hospital facility.

This is a critical role which will see you working alongside Corrections Officers as it allows us the comfort of knowing the safety and security of the community is in capable hands while we focus on operational requirements back in the prison environment.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

The person we are looking for will:                                 

Have the ability to communicate effectively
Remain calm and measured in pressure situations
Be vigilant and security conscious, while respecting hospital protocols
Be able to work as a team member and also alone
Take an objective, non-judgemental approach to prisoners, demonstrating a degree of empathy in upholding rules and regulations
Working on a casual part-time basis, the successful applicant will possess a flexibility to be available at very short notice. The hourly rate for this role is $30.78.

As part of our recruitment process you will be required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check, undergo a pre-employment drug test. Full induction and training will be provided.

A full driver's licence is essential.

Ko wai mātou | About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu. 

As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi (

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values. 

It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.  All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered. 

If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at


Otago (Otakou)