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Reintegration Co-ordinator - Tai Aroha Special Treatment Unit

Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
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Reintegration Co-ordinator – Part time

Tai Aroha Special Treatment Unit - Hamilton 

Tai Aroha is an intensive specialist residential rehabilitation treatment programme for high risk community-based offenders (residents). It offers a real opportunity for residents to make meaningful changes to their lives. Based on the principles of Therapeutic Community and Tikanga Maori this is a unique facility within our environment. 

Our team at the Department of Corrections is dedicated and passionate. We are united by our goal of making a positive difference in our community by reducing reoffending and making our communities safer. 

We seek a committed individual to undertake part time Reintegration Co-ordinator role working 40 hours per fortnight, between Monday and Sunday. 

The Reintegration Co-ordinator is a member of a multi disciplinary team and is responsible for the development and implementation of a specialist treatment programme for high risk community-based offenders. The key function/purpose of the position is to provide quality reintegration services and this includes: contributing to the development of work and life skills of residents through pro-social modelling and coaching, supervision of the activities such as job searching securing accommodation, along with support residents to open bank account, registering with medical providers. 

The person we are looking for will: 

  • Have the ability to communicate effectively
  • Have the ability to build rapport with offenders and stake holders  
  • Remain calm and measured in pressure situations
  • Be vigilant and security conscious, while respecting residential protocols
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Take an objective, non-judgemental approach to offenders, demonstrating a degree of empathy in upholding rules and regulations 

The successful applicant will operate effectively in a Maori cultural environment demonstrating a calm demeanour and resilience in our offender centric setting. 

Strong problem-solving, team-building and influencing skills are essential, as is the ability to model pro-social behaviour and to represent the therapeutic community in a positive manner. 

Being part of Corrections is about being part of a team, working together to ensure that offenders are kept secure and treated fairly and consistently. 

As part of our recruitment process you will be required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check, undergo a pre-employment drug test. Full induction and training will be provided. 

A full driver's licence is essential, with the ability to drive an automatic and manual vehicle. 

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