Corrections Officer, Northland Region Corrections Facility at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Northland (Te Tai Tokerau)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Join Our Frontline Whānau and unleash the potential of a Rewarding Career
- Change Lives & Shape Futures - embark on a challenging and rewarding career
- Transport assistance from Whangarei, Kerikeri and Hokianga (avail for those on 8am – 5pm shift)
- Know your shifts 12 months in advance
- Free onsite parking
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The role of a Āpiha Whare Herehere (Corrections Officer) is about influencing those in our care to make the right choices, take the right action at the right time and support their pathway towards an offence-free lifestyle. Our Corrections Officers, both men and women, come from all walks of life and bring a wide range of attributes and life experiences with them. In this job your contribution counts, you can have a positive effect on the lives of others and public safety. It's more challenging, more interesting and more rewarding than you can imagine.
Ngā Korero Mōu | About you
Our team come from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences which all come together to support our mahi and our unique purpose.
If you have the following skills and attributes, you could make a great Corrections Officer:
- Are passionate about helping others
- Want to work in a people related role
- Are a good role model within the community
- Inspired by having the opportunity to change someone's life
- Able to work rostered shifts across 24/7 pattern including weekends and public holidays
- Experience within a Kaupapa Māori or Pasifika environment, while not essential is desirable
- Demonstrate strong integrity and safety awareness
- Understand and demonstrate the Departmental values of the Department- Whanau, Kaitiaki, Rangatira, Manaaki and Wairua
Along with your unique skills and perspective we also need you to have the following:
- Current and full New Zealand driver licence or Restricted Licence with the ability to sit your full licence within the next 6 months.
- You must be legally able to work fulltime in New Zealand at the time of application.
Pre-employment checks are also required and include: Drug test, full Police vetting (Clean Slate Act does not apply), medical assessment, a physical fitness assessment and reference checks.
We provide fully paid training, you will commence training on our CODP (Corrections Officer Development Pathway) which involves an initial week's induction onsite, six weeks at our National Learning Centre in Wellington then five weeks back at your site, before graduating and from there, the learning journey will be ongoing.
Utu ā-Tau | Salary and Benefits
- Starting salary $65,019, increasing as you achieve National Qualifications Level 3 ($69,697) and Level 4 ($75,213).
- Night Rate (Time and a Quarter)
- Annual shift allowance ($4000)
We offer a professional and progressive environment, continuous learning and development opportunities, 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://careers.corrections.govt.nz/strategy).
We're also bringing in new ways of working to help us deliver Hōkai Rangi, with a range of new roles being formed as part of The Pathway Forward Te Ara Whakamua.
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.
We currently have full time permanent positions available at Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF).
Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF) is nestled in the heart of Te Tai Tokerau. On the whenua of Ngati Rangi, NRCF has been operating since it's establishment in 2005. The site is a temporary home for the up to 489 men. NRCF is a site with a strong passion for Rehabilitation and Reintegration, as well as with a strong focus on arts, including whakairo. Established as a facility it seeks to transform the approach towards caring for prisoners via the Hokai Rangi strategy, and the Maori Pathways project. This project seeks to establish a strong kaupapa Maori approach to the work that NRCF undertakes, whilst ensuring a strong focus on risk management and staff safety.
If you share the same passion for our work but feel this opportunity may not be the perfect fit for you, we encourage you to click here (https://mahi.corrections.govt.nz/jobtools/jncustomsearch.viewFullSingle?in_organid=19420&in_jnCounter=225810696). We look forward to discovering more about you and exploring potential opportunities that align with your interests and skills.
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.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
|Northland (Te Tai Tokerau)
|Defence, corrections & security
|Corrections_Officer.pdf (PDF, 94KB)
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