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We're Recruiting Youth Justice Security Officers

Explore a career in Youth Justice Security, where our specialist teams keep facilities for young offenders safe and secure for operation. 

About Youth Justice Security

G4S provides front of house security services to two Youth Justice Centres in Victoria on behalf of the Department of Justice and Community Safety - the Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice Centres.

The Department manages the young offenders in custody and coordinates their rehabilitation and education activities and services, while G4S security teams assure the safety and security of all staff and clients.

Youth Justice Security Officers undertake security duties only; they are not required to undertake correctional duties.  The role is primarily front-of-house security and involves managing access and monitoring the perimeter of the centres to keep the facilities safe and secure for operation.

The role of a Youth Justice Security Officer

The primary role of a Youth Justice Security Officer is to ensure the immediate safety and security of the premises and all person(s) on the premises.

Their duties include access control, screening, and perimeter security.  They provide customer service to people entering, keep detailed visitor logs, conduct x-ray screening, search people using metal detection equipment, check sallyport deliveries to identify prohibited items and persons, escort contractors through secure areas, and perform roving patrols in and around the facility.  They also manage Covid-19 screening and testing.

Test Remuneration and Roster

Full-time pay rates vary based on the hours worked.

  • Weekday Shift: $26.49 an hour
  • Night Shift: $31.79 an hour
  • Saturday: $39.73 an hour
  • Sunday: $52.98 an hour

Please note that casual employees are paid a 25% casual loading on top of the rates above. 

As a full-time employee, you will receive an average of 38 hours per week at Parkville and Malmsbury. 

We have the following roster types available: 

  • 24/7 roster – a mix of days, nights, and weekends. 
  • Monday to Friday – daytime work with early morning starts and an afternoon finish.  
How to Apply
The first step is to register and apply online via  You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully submitted your application.  A member of the Talent Acquisition Team will then guide you through the recruitment process below. If you require assistance, please email
Recruitment Process

Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to attend a 30-minute onsite interview and site tour.

If successful after the interview, the G4S Talent Acquisition team will email you a series of items to complete and return:

  • Your ID and relevant Qualifications.
  • Your Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate.
  • National Police & Reference Check Form.

You will also need to complete and pass a pre-employment medical assessment.

Upon passing, you'll receive an employment contract plus a final set of onboarding forms to complete.

What to expect on the first day
You’ll be met by your mentor at the Youth Justice Centre you’ll be based at and complete a site induction that morning. From there, you’ll meet the team and supervisors who will be guiding you through your induction and training. 

Your induction training program is a blend of online learning and practical, on-the-job learning.  On your first day, you may complete some online learning first, or you may be shadowing someone from your team, depending on what the facility needs that day. 

At the end of your first day, you’ll meet with your supervisor and mentor for the opportunity to debrief about your day, ask any questions and gain an understanding of what the rest of your training will look like.  You’ll regularly meet with your mentor throughout your induction, and they will ensure you feel supported as you learn your role. 
What training is provided?
Your training is a blend of online learning modules and on-the-job work-integrated learning.  This means as well as reading and completing assessments on a tablet or computer, you’ll be instructed one-on-one by a supervisor at reception.

During your on-the-job training, you will learn all aspects of your role and duties, including x-ray machine screening, sallyport access control, concierge duties, escorting contractors around site and covid triage.

On the job, all staff are supported, led and coached by supervisors and mentors who have a thorough working knowledge of the facility’s standard operating procedures.
Benefits of the role
  • Full-time permanent and casual positions available with an immediate start.
  • Different roster types - weekday and 24/7 opportunities available.
  • Work in a dynamic security position, where you’ll be doing something different each shift.
  • Work for the largest security business in the world.
  • Assure the safety and security of all clients and staff at Youth Justice Centres and work within a large and supportive team environment (teams of 20+).
Eligibility Criteria
  • Current Victorian Security Licence. 
  • Certificate II or III in Security Operations. 
  • First Aid and CPR qualifications, or willingness to obtain prior to employment. 
  • Working with Children check (Employee Version), or willingness to obtain prior to employment. 
  • Three doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, or willingness to obtain dose three prior to employment.
Apply Now
To apply please visit, search for Youth Justice Security Officers then follow the prompts. 

If you require assistance, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by emailing

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have to deal with young people in detention?
No, you will not have to deal with the youth in detention and there is a Correctional presence on site working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety.  G4S is primarily a front of house security role, however at times you may be expected to escort contractors into secure areas where youth may be in the presence, but the youth will be monitored by a Correctional staff member.
Do I need three doses of the Covid-19 vaccine?
Yes, in line with sensitive workplace settings, three doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required (two doses plus the booster).
What type of Working with Children Check do I need?
As you will be engaging in paid employment with G4S, you will require an ‘Employee’ version, and NOT a ‘Volunteer’ version.  Please note the employee version requires payment which we do not reimburse for, however this is an incredibly useful check to have for your security career.

About G4S

About G4S Operating Portfolios

G4S operates two distinct operating portfolios, Justice Services and Integrated Security Services. 

Our Integrated Security Services support major government, industry and corporate clients.  In every contract, we tailor security solutions for individual operating environments to protect critical assets, infrastructure, services and people.  These staff work in various settings, from government, education and health, to retail, telecommunications, resources and energy, as Court Security Officers, Concierge/Corporate Security, Maritime Security Officers, Control Room and Speed Camera Operators.

By managing risk, we help governments, business, judiciary and community services operate with peace of mind and efficiency.  Clients include State Government Departments, Courts and Tribunals, Youth Justice Centres, Police, and banks and energy companies, in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.

Our Justice Services support the Australian justice system by helping government and law enforcement agencies to mitigate the impact of crime on resources, infrastructure and the economy.  These staff work in correctional facilities, courts, police custody, electronic monitoring, prisoner transport, and offender rehabilitation, as Correctional Officers, Prisoner Transport Officers, Nurses, Clinicians, Support Officers and Custody Officers.

By managing people in prison and delivering safety, security and respect for people in custody, including transporting and escorting offenders, G4S keeps communities safe and reduces re-offending.  Clients include State Government Departments for Justice and Community Safety, Corrections, Police, Social Services and Forensic Health, in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia.


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
G4S celebrates and supports diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity workplace.  Our culture is one of inclusiveness and our goal is to welcome and retain staff who represent the whole community.  People from diverse backgrounds bring valuable perspectives, experiences and knowledge.  We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and walks of life.