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Probation Officer - Auckland District - Future Vacancies

Department of Corrections
Job Category:
Defence, corrections & security
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Vacancy Number: CSNOBP8318.7
Closing Date: Monday, 29th July  2019 @ 11.30pm
Location: Auckland District

  • Great initial and on-going training
  • Work closely with the local community and make a real difference
  • Work is full time, 40 hours per week, on a rostered basis over 5 days between Monday to Saturday

Being a Probation Officer is a very fulfilling role. The difference you make to the lives of others is real, you can see it. Imperative to this role is going to be your ability to communicate confidently and adapt your behaviour to suit a diverse range of people and situations.

Probation Officers play a vital role in making communities safer by effectively managing Offender sentences and orders such as community work, home detention and parole. Probation Officers aim to minimise risk of further harm and offending.

Working closely with Offenders you will make sure that they are meeting the conditions of their sentence or order. You will assess, develop offender plans and monitor their progress against their plan. You will set and maintain boundaries and motivate Offenders to make positive changes.

You must possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with a natural ability to influence, manage change and relate to people from different backgrounds and cultures. A very high standard of written communication is essential as the reports you will complete are used to provide the Court with all relevant Offender information. You will also need to be resilient, able to use your common sense and maturity to achieve positive results within the community.

If you're a solid communicator, computer literate, and have strong written skills, becoming a Probation Officer could be an excellent career choice for you. You'll have the chance to connect with people, build strong relationships and do something which really makes a difference and improves public safety.

As an employer, the Department of Corrections offers personal and professional development, clear career progression and job security.

You must have a full New Zealand Driver Licence and be eligible to work in New Zealand for a minimum of 24 Months.

We are looking for a diverse range of candidates, from different cultures with varied backgrounds and experience. For more information, please visit 

To contact us email or phone 0800 437 668.

Applications that are emailed directly will NOT be considered. All applications must be submitted online

Internal applicants who are already employed in this position and have been for more than 18 months and wish to transfer MUST submit their applications online using the Internal Transfer process.

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