Probation Officer at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi' - ‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people'.
Ask those who work in our organisation about what it's like, they will often say; the passion for making a difference is incredible, the work is highly stimulating, and you're exposed to a wide range of challenges and exciting opportunities.
Ngā kawenga | About the role
As Probation Officer for Ara Poutama Aotearoa, you will work with people in our care and their whānau to address criminogenic behaviours and reduce reoffending. Using principles of manaaki, kaitiaki, wairua, rangatira, and whanau, you will manage community-based sentences and orders, whilst also preparing reports for the Courts and New Zealand Parole Board.
You will contribute to public safety, viewing this through the lens of manaaki, positive relationships, and the uplifting of wellbeing of people in our care. By focusing on the wellbeing of the person who has come into our care and management, you will help reduce the chances of them returning to the justice system. You will treat those in our care and management with respect, upholding their mana and dignity.
We are looking for people who:
- are able to relate to people from a range of cultures and backgrounds
- have excellent spoken and written communication skills
- can work in a team and motivate others
- can remain positive and resilient in difficult situations
- are able to think critically and assess information.
- ability to work Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
You will also need Full New Zealand Drivers License and a legal right to work in Aotearoa without restriction for a minimum of 24 months. If you have worked with large caseloads before then this is a distinct advantage.
Being a Probation Officer is an incredibly exciting opportunity to make a real difference in your community. You'll have the chance to connect with people, build strong relationships, and do something which really makes a difference and improves public safety.
You will be employed under the Manukau District but will be assigned to one of the below Service Centres.
Utu ā-tau | Salary
Starting salary of $58,359. Once in the role we have 5 competency levels where you are able to increase your salary with the highest being $74,177.
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 (https://arapoutama.nz/hokairangi).
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.
All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered.
If you'd like to know more about a career with us, please visit careers.corrections.govt.nz
If you are a current Probation Officer, please see the transfer policy on Tatou to submit an expression of interest for this position.
Applications close Friday 10th February 2023
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Location:||Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau)|
|Category:||Defence, corrections & security|
|Attachment:||No File Attached|
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