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Department of Corrections
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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Location: Based at Christchurch Women's Prison 
Vacancy number: CSSR10310


Permanent Full Time position available


Are you a qualified educator, with a particular passion for delivering hairdressing qualifications? 


Experienced and successful at engaging and motivating those who have not previously had success with education?


We are looking for someone who:


  • Has a good understanding of assessing learning needs and developing individual learning pathway plans.
  • Is familiar with the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, and has relevant hairdressing experience and qualifications
  • Has a proven ability to support learners progression towards higher-level education and/or sustainable employment
  • Ideally experienced in working with Maori and Pasifika learners, and those with high needs and diverse world views.


Join a passionate and committed team working in an environment of challenge and diversity.


Responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of end to end rehabilitation and reintegration functions, our teams are dedicated to reducing re-offending.


This is an exciting opportunity to support prison-based learners to become better prepared for employment and further education. You will do this by undertaking education assessments and developing learning pathway plans. You will be part of a team focusing on supporting and motivating learners to engage in a variety of education programmes, activities and secure online education websites to help learners improve their skills, knowledge and transition into further study and/or employment post release.


You will play a significant role in encouraging prison-based learners to improve their literacy and numeracy skills; work towards achieving New Zealand qualifications; and acquire job search skills.


You will be required to work effectively in a custodial environment - leading by example and maintaining professional boundaries. By interacting closely with key stakeholders, both internal and external, you will be collaborative in sharing information and ensuring outcomes beneficial to the successful rehabilitation of our offenders.


We would like to hear from you if you have:


  • Experience assessing, including unit standard assessments
  • A tertiary qualification and/or a qualification in adult education
  • Demonstrated competency in using computer applications including Microsoft Office suite, TEC Literacy and Numeracy Adult Assessment Tool (LNAAT), Pathways Awarua.
  • Sound knowledge of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework,  in particular the NZ hairdressing qualifications
  • A relevant hairdressing qualification and a minimum of 3 years' recent experience working in the hairdressing industry (please refer to job description)
  • Experience with embedding literacy and numeracy
  • Experience successfully engaging Maori, Pasifika, in education
  • A strengths-based approach that embraces manaakitanga and whanaungatanga.


Applications can only be accepted online. E-mailed applications will NOT be considered.


Applications close Sunday, 18 November 2018.

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