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Principal Facilitator - Canterbury

Department of Corrections
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Social, welfare & community
Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Principal Facilitator – Canterbury 

This is an exciting opportunity within the Programme Delivery team who are responsible for delivering a wide range of programmes to offenders to support them to address their offending. These therapeutic and motivational programmes are delivered in both the prison and community settings.

As a Principal Facilitator, reporting to the Manager Interventions Programmes and Employment, you will be responsible for the development and management of a service delivery schedule and the delivery of quality interventions through a team of Programme Facilitators.

By providing professional management and leadership, you will engage stakeholders and implement a responsive delivery plan that ensures efficient use of resource and integrity of service. Accountable for the development and progression of your staff you will work innovatively with stakeholders to address identified training needs. To ensure the continuous improvement and effectiveness of programmes, as a Principal Facilitator you will identify risks, practice issues and utilise decision making frameworks effectively.

To be successful in this challenging and rewarding role you will have the following:

  • Experience in the development and effective management of a service delivery plan;
  • Strong leadership skills, including the coaching, mentoring and performance management of others;
  • Exceptional relationship management skills;
  • Be knowledgeable in Maori culture and protocols and be able to support staff in bi-cultural practice;
  • A relevant tertiary qualification within the rehabilitation or social science fields is preferred;
  • A full driver licence is essential.

Our staff come from a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures, education and experience. Together our purpose is to motivate offenders to make positive changes in their lives.

All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system. Please note: Applications that are emailed directly will NOT be considered.      

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