Probation Officer Kaikohe at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Northland (Te Tai Tokerau)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
There's potential in everyone. Bring it out
We are looking for people who:
- Display empathy and resilience to help people change
- Have excellent spoken and written communication skills
- Can work well in a team environment and motivate others
- Are able to think critically and assess information.
The role of a Probation Officer is rewarding but can be challenging. As you will be working with people with complex needs, no two people are the same.
As a Probation Officer for Ara Poutama Aotearoa, you can change lives. Working with people in our community and prisons, you'll support them to get back on track and turn their lives around.
We oversee sentences imposed by the Courts, both in custody and the community. We rehabilitate people in our care supported by education and employment. In this frontline role, you'll be working closely with whanau, and external agencies that support the work that we do. If you have worked with large caseloads before then this is a distinct advantage. Initially you'll be completing the Probation Officer curriculum and learning on the job – but you'll be supported every step of the way.
This is an exciting career pathway that can change lives – and you get to see directly the difference you make.
To be eligible you need:
- The right to work in New Zealand or a work visa with at least 12 months remaining
- A Full New Zealand Driver Licence
- To declare any conﬂicts of interest and previous convictions. Exempt from Clean Slate and all conviction history is released
- The ability to pass a drug test
If you are a current Probation Officer, please see the transfer policy on Tatou to submit an expression of interest for this position.
Utu ā-tau | Salary
We offer a competitive starting salary (starting rate is negotiable on experience and/or qualifications), a professional and progressive environment, continuous learning and development opportunities, flexible working options, generous leave, access to Regional Staff Welfare Coordinators, Maori & Pasifika support Networks plus much more.
Ko wai mātou | About us
Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.
As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi (https://arapoutama.nz/hokairangi).
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values.
It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau. All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered.
If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at email@example.com.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Location:||Northland (Te Tai Tokerau)|
|Category:||Defence, corrections & security|
|Attachment:||Regional_-_Probation_Officer.pdf (PDF, 54KB)
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