Senior Practitioner - Hamilton at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
“Ehara taku toa I te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini” – Māori proverb (my strength is not the strength of my own, but the strength of many)
Mō te tūnga | About the role
We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, and committed probation professional to take up an exciting opportunity as Senior Practitioner located in Hamilton.
As a Senior Practitioner you will play a key role in driving the outcomes that are at the heart of Hōkai Rangi.
The Senior Practitioner position is regarded as an expert working in the Supported Decision Framework. Senior Practitioners manage a balanced caseload, with an emphasis on more complex cases involving either medium or the high-risk people in our care.
The position also assists with risk assessments and the provision of information as required. Working with Service Managers to support and role model good practice using the Integrated Practice Framework and provide ‘in the moment' advice to peers and team members, along with mentoring as required.
Additionally, the position assists Service Managers with quality checks on sentence management, staff development, along with supporting the implementation of new or changed practice and procedures related to probation work in Community Corrections.
Mōu | About you
Hōkai Rangi is Ara Poutama Aotearoa's organisational strategy which recognises and builds on the good work we are already doing. It does, however, look to find new and alternative ways to achieve better outcomes for the people in our care and their whānau which will result in reduced reoffending.
A key focus of Hōkai Rangi is the humanising and healing of those people in our care and management. Ara Poutama Aotearoa staff will focus on having relationships with these people, and their whānau, that are based on manaaki and contribute positively to their wellbeing and wairua.
If this resonates and aligns with your values and you can demonstrate the following skills and experience, we would love to hear from you:
- Proven competency and experience as a probation practitioner managing high risk offenders
- Knowledge and experience in all aspects of the management and implementation of community-based sentences e.g., legislation, sentences, and orders.
- Knowledge of the Community Corrections Integrated Practice Framework.
- An understanding of and the applicability of our Hōkai Rangi strategy and our values
- An understanding of the research into ‘what works' and the engagement models used for dealing effectively with people in our care and their whānau.
- Effective facilitation skills.
- Professional credibility.
A solid understanding of motivational interviewing, and advanced communication skills are absolute must haves.
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The salary band for this role is $83,969 – $92,496. 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.
Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen, New Zealand Resident Permit holder, Australian citizen or an Australian resident who holds a current Australian Resident Return Visa. Applicants must also hold a full NZ driver licence.
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
|Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
|Senior Practitioner Job Description.pdf (PDF, 80KB)
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