Lead Bail Support Officer at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Hawkes Bay (Te Matau a Maui)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Bail Support Service was established in the East Coast region in August 2022
- An exciting opportunity to work alongside iwi to make a positive difference
- Hastings based, leading a team across Hawkes Bay and Tairāwhiti – regular travel to Tairāwhiti is required
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The Bail Support Service seeks to help those who are remanded, or at risk of being remanded in custody, to apply for and maintain bail while making positive changes early in the justice system process. Support is provided to defendants and their whānau to address un-met social needs, across prison, court, and community settings. At sentencing, Bail Support Services provide information to the Court around the defendant's progress on bail to assist the Judge in making sentencing decisions.
We're looking for someone to lead a team of Bail Support Officers in the Hawkes Bay and Tairāwhiti, in a fast-paced, dynamic and exciting environment. Bail Support Services is a team of people who are passionate about making a real difference for defendants and their whānau.
In the Hawkes Bay Bail Support Services will partner with Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated and weave into the Paiheretia te Muka Tangata Kaiarataki service. Te Tumu Whakahaere o Te Wero providers, who make up the Kaiarataki workforce, will extend their services to include those subject to Bail and EM Bail and their whānau.
In Tairāwhiti Bail Support Services are in partnership with Ngāti Porou to help enable their people to reach their full potential whilst on bail. Tairāwhiti region covers both Gisborne city and rural communities.
He kōrero mōu | About you
To be successful in this position you will need to thrive on influencing change. You will be a strong people leader with positive working relationships within the community and will be comfortable managing operational requirements in a complex environment.
Well-developed relationship management skills are essential as the role requires significant stakeholder engagement including with iwi, the community as well as internal stakeholders. Your ability to take strategy and create actions will be pivotal for this role. You will take Ara Poutama Aotearoa and Justice Sector strategies and create operational actions for the team to deliver.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
You will have direct influence across a range of areas and will be responsible for and need to demonstrate an ability to:
- Establish, lead, coach, motivate, influence and build resilience in teams of Bail Support Officers
- Develop and build the professional capability of Bail Support Officers and ensure quality decisions and outcomes
- Proven track record building effective working relationships to achieve outcomes, with a broad cross section of people by taking a collaborative and consultative approach, particularly with iwi and kaupapa Māori services (or an ongoing commitment to professional development in this area)
- Delivers for, and demonstrates sensitivity towards Māori, and other cultures
- Understands tikanga and a kaupapa Māori approach
- Create a high performing team and lead them in their performance
- Identify and engage with stakeholders both within and outside the justice sector
- Take initiative by being a self-starter and motivated worker
- Improvement focused
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The starting salary for this position is $97,808. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
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://careers.corrections.govt.nz/strategy).
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.
Applications close Tuesday the 28th of March at 11.00pm.
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 email@example.com.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Location:||Hawkes Bay (Te Matau a Maui)|
|Attachment:||Bail Support Services - Lead Bail Support Officer - JD.DOCX (Word, 355KB)
Bail Support Services - Lead Bail Support Officer - JD.pdf (PDF, 384KB)
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