JICN Correctional Officer

Do you like a new challenge and do you enjoy working with people in a unique and developing setting? Do you want to work on the security of the prison in Bonaire? Then apply as a Correctional Officer at the JICN!

MBO | Bonaire | 39.5 hour | PO2021_011_008 | Closing date: 5 January 2022

Job description

As Correctional Officer (PIW) you will participate in the humane detention of convicts. You will ensure the maintenance of peace, order and security within the facility. You will be responsible for the care, observation, guidance and preparation for resocialisation of convicts in a secure living environment.

Job responsibilities

  • You are taking care of the custody and supervision of convicts;
  • You offer convicts guidance aimed at resocialisation and reducing recidivism;
  • You observe convicts, interpret the situation and adjust your approach thereto;
  • You provide care to convicts;
  • You provide information to convicts about the state of affairs within the facility such as the rights and obligations, the standard regime, the daily programme and the policy aimed at the deterrence of drug use;
  • You act appropriately and in a timely manner in case of (imminent) emergency and/or crisis situations;
  • You inspect the building and cells weekly for security aspects;
  • You ensure that security and hygiene rules as well as rules applying to individuals are observed, both in the units and during activities of the daily programme;
  • You promote a good atmosphere (working and living conditions in the unit) in a positive manner;
  • You take care of reports;
  • You act, also under pressure, in accordance with applicable norms and values;
  • You be socially engaged and have experience in working with people.

The organisation

The JICN is a judicial institution housed in an ultramodern building in Plantage Aruba, where all detainees from the Caribbean Netherlands can be placed. There are 113 detention places spread over 7 departments, including the young adults department, women's department and the remand centre. The JICN also takes care of detainees with extra clinical care needs.

Your Competencies

  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Stress resistance
  • Collaboration

Job requirements

  • You are demonstrably in possession of MBO-4 (senior secondary vocational education and training) level of working and thinking;
  • Successful completion of the internal Basic Vocational Training is required;
  • Professional knowledge in the area of surveillance and security is preferred;
  • Knowledge of methods in the area of pedagogical guidance is preferred;
  • Gain skills through in-house training in treating people in a motivating way;
  • Gain skills through in-house training related to observing and reporting;
  • Proficient in Dutch and Papiamentu, both verbally and in writing and you are able to communicate in English and Spanish;
  • In the event of equal suitability, candidates who are already resident on Bonaire are preferred;
  • Resilience and physical fitness are at an acceptable functional level.

What we offer

  • An appointment in conformity with the Rechtspositiebesluit ambtenaren BES (Legal Status Public Servants BES Decree);
  • A salary in conformity with the market in preliminary scale 5 and job scale 6 of at least $ 1,507.00,- and at most $ 2,459.00per month in case of a 39.5 hour working week. Classification takes place on the basis of knowledge and experience;
  • As of the 1st of January, 2022, the working week will amount to 36 hours per week, without loss of salary;
  • Holiday bonus (8.33% of remuneration);
  • A 13th month (8.33% of remuneration, with a minimum gross amount of $ 1,750);
  • A pension scheme with Pensioenfonds Caribisch Nederland (PCN);
  • 208 holiday hours for a working week of 39.5 hours per; as of the 1st of January, 2022, 192 holiday hours for a working week of 36 hours;
  • Temporary appointment for one year, with a view to permanent appointment after effective performance and positive evaluation;
  • A relocation package for candidates responding from outside the island.


  • This vacancy has been released both internally and externally. In the event of equal qualifications, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates;
  • The procedure may include an assessment or test;
  • For this job vacancy, in view of the re-socialisation policy pursued by our institution, we are particularly looking for candidates with more extensive life experience, who are ready for a new career challenge and who have already gained work experience elsewhere in both the public and private sector.

Terms of appointment

  • A Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG);
  • A medical examination to join the pension scheme;
  • Dutch citizenship.

Good to know for potential candidates outside the Caribbean Netherlands

  • The salary is in American dollars; the official currency of the Caribbean Netherlands;
  • The Caribbean Netherlands has its own tax legislation. Income above the tax-free sum ($ 12,575 in 2021) will be taxed at a payroll tax rate of 30.4%;
  • Participation in the pension scheme is compulsory, including the accompanying personal contribution;
  • You are or will become an inhabitant of the Caribbean Netherlands.

More information?

For more information about the vacancy, you can contact Suyen Koffy, via suyen.koffy@jicnbonaire.nl

Digital application

You can send your Curriculum Vitae with motivation to vacature@rijksdienstCN.com