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Education Tutor - Whanganui Prison

Department of Corrections
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Manawatu - Wanganui - Wanganui
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Education Tutor – Whanganui Prison

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Closing Date: 11.30pm, Monday 30 September 2019
Location: Whanganui Prison
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Are you a qualified educator? Experienced and successful at engaging and motivating people who have had varied experiences in education.

This is a rewarding opportunity to support prison-based learners to become better prepared for employment and further education. In this role you will 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. Our teams are dedicated to reducing re-offending.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Experience assessing and working with young people and adults in an education setting.
  • 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), excel.
  • Sound knowledge of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.
  • Experience with embedding literacy and numeracy.
  • Experience in successfully engaging Maori, Pasifika, and at-risk youth in education.
  • A strengths-based approach that embraces manaakitanga and whanaungatanga.
  • Knowledge of Private Training Enterprises (PTE).
  • An ability to support and recognise the importance of Te Reo Maori education.


Join a passionate and committed working environment of challenge and diversity. You will be engaging across a range of teams, so interpersonal communication skills will be essential. We can offer you a structured induction and training programme and ongoing support. 

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. Make a difference!
All applications must be submitted online. Please note: Applications that are emailed directly will NOT be considered.

Corrections embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and celebrate the collective talent of all employees.

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