Operations Advisor - Wellington Region at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Are you looking for a role in which you can work with exciting technology and dedicated people while making a difference to the communities we live in? This could be the job for you.
Our Operations Advisers are part of 24/7 teams based at the Department of Corrections based in Upper Hutt. We assist frontline staff in the management of around 6000 electronically monitored defendants and offenders around NZ. Our tight-knit teams are busy, focused and committed to keeping the community safe. The environment is dynamic, fast paced, and energetic.
Any given shift in these teams will involve important responsibilities such as liaising with Police to coordinate a welfare check or the arrest of a high risk individual, assisting a Probation Officer in the management of their offender, or problem-solving over the phone with defendants or offenders who are facing difficult and stressful situations.
This is a demanding role - the phones can be exceptionally busy and no two days will be the same. People who are successful in this role will possess the following attributes:
- The ability to communicate and engage clearly with people from all different cultures and backgrounds
- Integrity and professionalism
- People skills and a ‘can do' attitude
- Resilience to deal with shift work, challenging people and situations
- Strong computer literacy
- The ability to make sound decisions whilst adhering to process and established frameworks.
This is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career in the Department of Corrections.
You will be using GPS technology and software. While training will be provided for these platforms, you must also be competent with Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel. You can expect to be challenged, but also to leave each shift with a sense of satisfaction that comes from making an important contribution towards managing the people in our care and keeping our community safe.
Operations Advisers in our teams work on a 8 week rotating shift pattern of 6 days on and 4 days off to provide a 24/7 service 365 days a year. You will get around 160 days off a year plus five weeks annual leave. Training will be provided.
Remuneration range: $61 500 - $73 080 (starting rate within the range may be negotiable based on relevant experience).
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
From 1 December 2021, all people working inside prisons will be required to be fully vaccinated as part of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021. People in prison are some of the most vulnerable to COVID-19 and due to the ease of transmission, extending the Vaccination Order supports the safety and wellbeing of our staff and people in prison.
Mō 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)|
|Location:||Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)|
|Attachment:||Operations_Adviser_EM_JD_.pdf (PDF, 207KB)
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