Pou Arahi at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Hawkes Bay (Te Matau a Maui)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Fixed Term Contract until 30 June 2023
- Based in the Hawkes Bay Regional Prison and out in the Community
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata - What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people (Maori proverb)
Māori Pathways – Hawkes Bay is one of three key trial areas that are part of a four-year programme which has been co-designed with whānau, hapū, iwi Māori: external organisations and individuals independent of Ara Poutama Aotearoa.
The programme represents an opportunity to shape a new way of working with culturally grounded solutions and innovations that supports our Hōkai Rangi strategy, whilst also creating a new approach toward the evolving changes taking place within the criminal justice system. By working collaboratively with community agencies, Hawkes Bay Māori Pathways strives to find new and innovative ways to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and their communities.
About the role | Mō te tūnga
- Fixed term opportunity through until June 2023
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.
Our Pou Arahi role is one of those opportunities. Working at Hawkes Bay Regional Prison and out in the community, this role you will see you working closely with staff to support tangata to connect or reconnect with whānau, hapū and iwi, to establish good support systems.
You will work to identify the different iwi and hapū that tangata affiliate to, ensuring that they are registered with that iwi / hapū formally. You will deliver robust and effective reintegration plans for our tangata by working with them and their whānau to establish and maintain effective contact, providing reintegrative support through a Tikanga Māori framework.
Mōu | About you
We are looking for someone who actively supports the goal of reducing re-offending and supporting tangata to lead pro social lives within their communities.
You will have had previous experience in using Tikanga Māori in delivering outcomes incorporating the ability to network and build effective communications with iwi, mana whenua groups, whanau ora and other organisations to assist the rehabilitative and reintegrative needs of our tangata.
You will display an understanding of professional standards (confidentiality, informed consent, maintaining boundaries, professional detachment etc).
Ideally, you will have a formal qualification in social work, counselling or a relevant field. Knowledge of Te Reo me ona tikanga would also be an advantage.
The salary band for this role is $65,786 - $79, 771. Your starting salary will be determined by your skills and experience.
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 careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Location:||Hawkes Bay (Te Matau a Maui)|
|Position type:||Fixed Term/Secondment|
|Category:||Defence, corrections & security|
|Attachment:||_Maori Pathways - Pou Arahi Jan 2023.pdf (PDF, 230KB)
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