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Education Tutor, Auckland

Department of Corrections
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Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Education Tutor

Location: Auckland Regional Women's Corrections Facility
Vacancy Number: CSSR9308


Are you a qualified educator? 

Experienced and successful at engaging and motivating young people and adults who have not previously had success with education?

Based at Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility (ARWCF)

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Has a good understanding of assessing learning needs and developing individual learning pathway plans.
  • Is ideally experienced in working with Maori and Pasifika learners, and those with high needs and diverse world views.


Join a passionate and committed team working in an environment of challenge and diversity. 


Responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of end to end rehabilitation and reintegration functions, our teams are dedicated to reducing re-offending. 


This is an exciting opportunity to support prison-based learners to become better prepared for employment and further education. You will focus on assessing learning needs through the completion of education assessments and preparing individualised learning pathway plans to support the learner through a transition into further study in prison and/or on release.


You will also be supporting a variety of education programmes and activities offered to offenders at Corrections. You will play a significant role in encouraging prison-based learners to improve their literacy and numeracy skills; work towards achieving New Zealand qualifications; and acquire job search skills.

You will be required to work effectively in a custodial environment - leading by example and maintaining professional boundaries. By interacting closely with key stakeholders, both internal and external, you will be collaborative in sharing information and ensuring outcomes beneficial to the successful rehabilitation of our offenders. It is important that you are able to demonstrate the ability to facilitate confidently in a group setting.   


We would like to hear from you if you have:


  • Experience assessing and working with young people and adults who have not previously experienced education success
  • A tertiary qualification and/or a qualification in adult education
  • Demonstrated competency in using computer applications including Microsoft Office suite, TEC Literacy and Numeracy Adult Assessment Tool (LNAAT), Pathways Awarua.
  • Sound knowledge of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework
  • Experience with embedding literacy and numeracy
  • Experience successfully engaging Maori, Pasifika, and at-risk youth in education
  • A strengths-based approach that embraces manaakitanga and whanaungatanga.
  • A passion to make a difference in the lives of Prisoners.
  • A full driver's licence is essential for this position. The preferred applicant will demonstrate exceptional communication and organisation skills as well as the ability to influence, inspire and motivate , and can work unsupervised. Make a difference!


Applications close Sunday 22nd April 2018.

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