Painting Instructor - Spring Hill Corrections Facility at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
He aha te kai ō te rangatira? He Kōrero, he kōrero, he korero - What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge. It is communication.
It's an exciting time to join Ara Poutama Aotearoa. We are halfway through delivering our strategic direction Hōkai Rangi. Launched in 2019, it expresses our commitment to deliver great outcomes with and for all people in our care and their whānau.
Spring Hill Corrections Facility Offender Employment (OE) is looking for a Painting Instructor to join one of our busiest industries. We are looking for a talented “people person” who can cope with change, is adaptable to dynamic work environments, has high moral standards and believes in the power of communication to make positive changes in a wide range of people's lives.
Our current team work closely with all areas of the business and a reputation for producing high quality work while delivering relevant, useful, recognised training. For those prisoners who choose to pursue a career in painting and decorating post-release the training and practical experience they gain will help them to secure employment.
If you believe you have the skills, experience and unique qualities required to work in a prison environment and add to this successful programme we would like to hear from you.
Ngā kawenga | About the role
OE's purpose is to provide the men in our care with quality trade-based training and to assist them to continue to develop a depth of skill and experience to gain employment post release. At Spring Hill Corrections Facility, you will be instrumental in providing prisoners with both an employment pathway in the painting industry and assisting them to develop the work habits, experience and skills sought after by industry employers.
The role will require you to train new workers and supervise asset maintenance work parties. Theory training is completed in the workshop while practical training and the valuable work habits, skills development and experience are gained through asset maintenance of the site, as well as other departmental and community projects.
This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of the men in our care and to contribute to their future, the future of their whanau, and the communities in which each man will eventually call home. In this role you will be instrumental in helping individuals to discover a new career path, talent, passion or, or simply build confidence in their ability to learn.
Instructors are expected to hold or, with the appropriate experience, be willing to gain unit standard 4098 in adult education.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
As an Instructor your role is multi-layered, you will have custodial responsibilities, industry-based responsibilities (including health and safety) and training responsibilities.
We are looking for an instructor who shows a passion for their trade every day and for passing on their skills and knowledge in a way that inspires the men in our care to confidently pursue a satisfying career in the painting industry. Therefore, we are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:
- Qualifications or proven experience in commercial painting.
- Experience as an adult educator or hold an assessor's qualification (4098) is an advantage.
- Proactive, energetic team leader/player who inspires others to perform at their best.
- Can remain positive and resilient in a constantly changing environment.
- Full pre-employment medical, physical and drug tests will be completed on the successful candidate. A full NZ Driver Licence and First Aid Certificate (before job commencement) is required.
A comprehensive introduction into Corrections and extensive initial training is provided for the successful applicant. This will involve on-site training as well as residential training at our National Learning Centre in Upper Hutt, Wellington, to focus on the custodial elements of the position.
As a Department we are looking for the following attributes:
- Ability to create a training workspace which is engaging and inclusive for all.
- Calm, mature, and level-headed approach to problem-solving, communicating, and defusing conflict situations.
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The entry level salary for this role is $62,014 – $77,341. 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 Close 8th September 2022
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:||Primary industry, trade & manufacturing|
|Attachment:||Instructor.pdf (PDF, 36KB)
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