Bail Support Officer at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Otago (Otakou)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- An opportunity to empower and support people in their Justice journey
- Based in Dunedin, working alongside our iwi partners A3 Kaitiaki
- Part-time position working 20 hours a week
Kōtahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi |There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of people.
Ngā kawenga | About the role
Our Bail Support Officers work alongside individuals in custody who are wanting to apply for EM Bail in the community and complete suitability reports for the court. To do this we gather information from many sources including whanau. We also complete progress reports and memorandums to the courts.
If bail is granted, Bail Support Services (BSS) offers an opt in service that provides the support necessary for people to succeed on bail. BSS will deliver a service that is centred around the person and their whanau. We commit to intervening at the earliest stage of someone's journey through the Justice Service.
This is a part time role for 20 hours per week over Monday-Friday. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will work four days per week however there will be some flexibility around hours which will discussed during the interview process.
He kōrero mōu | About you
We're looking for people who're passionate about making a real difference for people and their whānau and comfortable working in an often dynamic and fast paced environment.
Report writing is a core part of this role so you will need to be a proficient writer and comfortable using technology. You'll be strongly connected to your community, ideally with experience in social services provision, NGO sector and/or justice sector organisations.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
To be successful you'll:
- be non-judgemental, see potential in people and have experience supporting a wide range of often challenging people to leverage their strengths to make positive life choices.
- integrate Te Ao Māori within your professional practice and confidently work across many social, cultural and ethnic communities to effect positive change.
- naturally be a problem solver and divergent thinker
- have good attention to detail, able to gather a wide range of information and demonstrate sound professional decision making.
- be highly motivated and self-managing with excellent time management and organisation skills.
- be able to write quality reports, have excellent computer skills and quickly pick up new systems and processes.
- Be willing to follow our organisation frameworks and code of conduct
You will also need a Full New Zealand Driver Licence.
If you're looking to grow your career by using your skills and knowledge in a different context this will be perfect for you.
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The starting salary for this role is $62,359 (pro rata) however appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
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).
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.
Applications for this role will close: Sunday 8th October 2023.
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)|
|Attachment:||Bail Support Services - Bail Support Officer - JD.docx (Word, 353KB)
Bail Support Services - Bail Support Officer - JD.pdf (PDF, 344KB)
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