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Carpentry Instructor, Spring Hill Corrections Facility

Department of Corrections
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Auckland - Pukekohe
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Now's the time to make a change – and make a difference. 
Are you looking for a challenging position within an environment that will stretch your skills and offer you opportunities for development and growth while providing you with personal satisfaction at the same time?

Offender Employment (OE) is all about supporting offenders to improve their work habits, work experiences and skills so that they can increase their chances of obtaining sustainable and legitimate employment on their release.
We are looking someone who has experience in joinery/carpentry and ideally hold a relevant trade qualification. However to back this up, successful applicants will need to have great people skills, the motivation to want to manage and develop prisoners.

Corrections Services Industries is focused on giving prisoners the opportunity to gain skills and work experience to increase their chances of obtaining employment after release. By providing this foundation to success, we reduce reoffending and keep our communities safer. This rewarding position demands someone who possesses;
  • A proven passion and experience in the joinery/carpentry industry 
  • A relevant trade qualification
  • Outstanding Health and Safety practices.
  • Exceptional people, communication & organisational skills
  • The ability to motivate and harness the talents of people within a team environment.
  • Ideally be experienced as an adult educator or NZQA assessor (4098 or equivalent) however it is not essential as we will support you to obtain this.
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • A full Drivers Licence and First Aid Certificate is required.

Experience as an adult educator and Primary ITO Assessor or NZQA Assessor is preferred. A full drivers licence and First Aid Certificate is required.
A comprehensive Frontline Introduction into Corrections and extensive initial training is provided for the successful applicant. This will involve onsite training as well as well as residential training at our College just outside of Wellington to focus on the custodial elements of our position. 
The Department of Corrections manages offenders to ensure they comply with their sentences. At its core, our work is about creating opportunities; for our people as well as offenders. We need people of all skills and life experience to help us create these opportunities.

The hours of work will be on a rostered shift basis of 80 hours per fortnight. Public Holidays with the possibility of some overtime or call-outs may be required.

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