Probation Officer - Hamilton Hub at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mō te tūnga | About the role
As a Pihana Matakana (Probation Officer) for Ara Poutama Aotearoa, you will work with people and their whanau to 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. 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.
We encourage all staff employed by Ara Poutama Aotearoa uphold our Values and to ensure that manaakitanga and whanaungatanga are imparted on people within all work environments.
Mōu | About you
We are looking for people who:
- are able to relate to people from a range of cultures and backgrounds, stay open to other peoples perspecitives.
- have excellent spoken and written communication skills
- can work in a team environment to support and influence an individuals lifestyle change
- can remain positive and resilient in difficult situations
- are able to think critically, assess information and be solutions focused
You'll also need Full New Zealand Drivers Licence and a legal right to work in Aotearoa without restriction for a minimum of 24 months.
Being a Pihana Matakana 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.
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The starting salary for this role is $58.359. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
Kano ārai mate KOWHEORI-19 | COVID-19 vaccinations
As part of our COVID-19 response, all people working at Ara Poutama Aotearoa are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access our workplaces. This is to ensure we continue to do all we can to keep everyone safe from the impacts of COVID-19, now and into the future.
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).
The Hokai Rangi Strategy allows us to work with people in our care, their whanau, hapu, iwi in a non judgmental environment; a place of all voices to be included in their care. Having an understanding of Te Ao Maori is beneficial however not limited if you have an open mind to work in a space that may stretch you as an individual and your own personal beliefs.
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)|
|Attachment:||Job_Description_Probation_Jan 2019.pdf (PDF, 250KB)
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