Case Manager - Christchurch Men's Prison at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Canterbury (Waitaha)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
About the role | Mō te tūnga
As Kaiwhakahaere Kēhi (Case Manager) for Ara Poutama Aotearoa, you will work with people in our care and their whanau to address criminogenic behaviours and reduce reoffending. Using principles of manaaki, kaitiaki, wairua, rangatira, and whanau, you will manage people in our case and also prepare 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.
Case managers lead the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners, using a person-centric approach. Some core areas of case management practice are:
- Considering prisoners' rehabilitation and reintegration within the context of their family, whānau, and pro social/community support
- Demonstrating motivational approaches with prisoners and their family, whānau, or key supports
- Demonstrating a multi-disciplinary approach to working with staff and external stakeholders
- Engaging with people in prison based on risk, need and responsivity principles
- Engaging Māori leadership and expertise to support pathways for Māori
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
From 1 December 2021, all people working inside prisons will be required to be fully vaccinated as part of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021. People in prison are some of the most vulnerable to COVID-19 and due to the ease of transmission, extending the Vaccination Order supports the safety and wellbeing of our staff and people in prison.
About you | Mōu
Using a range of services and techniques, you work with external agencies and the person in prison's families to support their rehabilitation. Central to your success as a Case Manager is the ability to exercise sound professional judgement ensuring that person's needs and services are appropriately identified and treatment and programmes are well aligned. You will need to demonstrate the following:
- Proven knowledge and experience in case management, rehabilitation and reintegration related disciplines and practices
- The ability to operate safely and effectively within a correctional environment
- Strong report writing and planning and organising skills
- Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
- The ability to give, receive and take on feedback in a highly reflective environment
- Highly developed relationship management and communication skills
- An ability to motivate and support prisoners to make positive changes over the long-term
- An ability to think critically and explore bias in thinking and decision making
- Knowledge and experience working with Māori and Pacific peoples, their families and communities
- A tertiary qualification and/or demonstrated career experience in a relevant discipline
- A current and full New Zealand driver licence
Think you have what it takes to play a key part in case management and make a real contribution to reducing re-offending and ensuring public safety? If you've answered “Yes” then apply now! For more information on the role of a Case Manager please go to: www.corrections.govt.nz/careers
To apply, please complete the online application, and then attach an updated CV and a Cover Letter telling us why you are the best candidate for this position. This position starts at $58,481 - $63,297
If you are currently a Department of Corrections staff member employed for 18 months or longer in a permanent capacity as a Case Manager and want to transfer location you do not need to complete the full application process. Instead, please register your interest for an internal transfer via the department's Intranet.
Mō mātou | About us
Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential. Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (https://arapoutama.page.link/Eit5), provides a clear direction of travel - one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities.
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
To apply, submit your tailored CV and a cover letter describing your motivation for wanting to join Ara Poutama and highlighting your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities essential to this role.
In line with our Strategy Hōkai Rangi, we are prioritising applications from people who have experience in a Kaupapa Māori or Pasifika environment and/or a willingness to learn. Please highlight any relevant experience and/or language skills in your application.
For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site. If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at email@example.com
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Position type:||Permanent (Vaccination Req)|
|Category:||Defence, corrections & security|
|Attachment:||JD - Case Manager.pdf (PDF, 80KB)
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