Probation Officer at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Otago (Otakou)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- We need positive role models with a passion for empowering others
- This is a challenging role that can have a positive impact on your community
Ngā kawenga | About the role
As a Pihana Matakana (Probation Officer) for Ara Poutama Aotearoa, you will work with people in our care and their whanau to address criminogenic behaviours and reduce reoffending. Using principles of manaaki, kaitiaki, wairua, rangatira, and whanau, you will manage community-based sentences and orders, whilst also preparing reports for the Courts and New Zealand Parole Board.
You will contribute to public safety, viewing this through the lens of manaaki, positive relationships, and the uplifting of wellbeing of people in our care. By focusing on the wellbeing of the person who has come into our care and management, you will help reduce the chances of them returning to the justice system. You will treat those in our care and management with respect, upholding their mana and dignity.
He kōrero mōu | About you
We are looking for people who:
- Are able to relate to people from a range of cultures and backgrounds
- Have excellent spoken and written communication skills
- Can work in a team and motivate others
- Can remain positive and resilient in difficult situations
- Are able to think critically and assess information
You'll also need a Full New Zealand Driver Licence and a legal right to work in Aotearoa without restriction for a minimum of 24 months.
If you have worked with large caseloads before then this is a distinct advantage.
Being a Probation Officer is an incredibly exciting opportunity to make a real difference in your community. You'll have the chance to connect with people, build strong relationships, and do something which really makes a difference and improves public safety.
In line with our Strategy Hōkai Rangi, we are prioritising applications from people who have experience in a Kaupapa Māori or Pasifika environment and/or a willingness to learn. Please highlight any relevant experience and/or language skills in your application.
The vacant positions are in Dunedin and are full-time permanent positions.
Utu ā-tau | Salary
Starting salary of $58,359. Once in the role we have 5 competency levels where you are able to increase your salary with the highest being $74,177.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Category:||Social, welfare & community|
|Attachment:||Probation Officer Job Description.pdf (PDF, 55KB)
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