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Librarian - Manawatu Prison

Department of Corrections
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Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Closing Date:  Sunday 27 January 2019
Location:  Manawatu Prison, Palmerston North
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Librarian – Manawatu Prison
Part time 16hrs per week 

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to provide educational support services in our goal to reduce reoffending.

As Librarian for Manawatu Prison, you will engage with prisoners by providing a professional service, you will aide literacy needs, engage constructive use of leisure time, support educational initiatives and open pathways for reintegration and rehabilitation.

Primary responsibilities include;

  • Cataloguing all resources including fiction and non-fiction books, puzzles, periodicals and learning material
  • Requesting specific titles and ensuring appropriate loan protocols are observed
  • Collecting and distributing prisoner requests
  • Sourcing and receiving donations in accordance with policy and guidelines

With a strength of integrity and resilience, you will be respectful and courteous in your tasks whilst ensuring the protocols of prison operations are observed to the full.

The preferred candidate will;

  • be proactive in nature, quick to identify, address and resolve the needs of your customers,
  • be meticulous in the recording and maintaining of information,
  • possess a calm and professional manner,
  • demonstrate a sensitivity to the needs of a client base with varying literacy levels and diverse cultural needs and expectations
  • deliver a high level of service to our team

This is a part time position for 16 hours per week, these must be worked across 4 days per week, how these divided across the days is negotiable. 

A full driver's licence is essential in this position.


Applications can only be accepted online before the closing date of Sunday 27 January 2019.  E-mailed applications will NOT be considered.

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