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Practice Adviser - Cheif Probation

Department of Corrections
Job Category:
Defence, corrections & security
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Probation - Adviser Practice JD.docx (Word, 73KB)
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Job Description

Ask those who work in our organisation and they will say, the passion for making a difference is incredible.  The work is highly stimulating, exposing you to a wide range of issues requiring critical thinking.  Whilst we are a large and complex organisation, we are a united workforce driving for change. 


The position of Adviser Practice, Community Probation supports the Community Probation practice team to assist the Chief Probation Officer in the development, delivery, analysis and monitoring of the implementation of their Practice Framework and general capability development for community probation professionals within Corrections.  It is an entry level position aimed at providing a career pathway into community probation's practice development team, within Service Development.


Key areas of responsibility encompass

  • Assist with analysing requirements and making recommendations on issues relating to the support available to probation staff to assist them to make effective and appropriate professional judgements and decisions about pre-sentence advice to the judiciary and in the management of offenders
  • Assist the team with any issues and provide suggestions on potential improvements in practice design, implementation, service delivery and associated support mechanisms and tools based on research and practice evidence
  • Assist the team and CPO in ensuring probation staff have appropriate awareness of updates and improvements in probation practice e.g. liaising with communications, Corrnet story drafting, liaison with the field
  • Liaise with CP Operations, quality, design, high risk offender management teams as required
  • Provides support to the team and CPO on all work programmes relating to Well-Functioning Sites and/or investigations undertaken by the CPO or team as required


This is a great opportunity to either leverage your experience in the field thus requiring you to demonstrate the ability to identify practice issues and solutions or alternatively commence your career in the justice sector.


We are seeking a person who demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written format with a variety of stakeholders across our complex organisation, coupled with a collaborative approach and work style. It will be imperative that you contribute to discussions, bounce ideas and consult amongst your team to perpetuate a forward focused vision.


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