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Principal Adviser Probation and Case Management Practice

Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
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Policy & analysis
Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)
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Job Description

Ask those who work in our organisation about what it's like, they will often say; the passion for making a difference is incredible, that the work is highly stimulating and you're exposed to a wide range of issues.  

They might also add that as a large and complex organisation, we are a united workforce driving for change. 

The purpose of the Principal Adviser Probation and Case Management Practice is to ensure practices are backed up by research, there is successful multi agency engagement and collaboration across Probation, Case Management and the wider organisation.

Key areas of responsibility for this position encompass:

  • Practice Leadership - Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of excellent probation practice by developing and facilitating practice leadership and practice development tools and guidance for delivery to all practice leaders.
  • Advice and Support - Provide advice to the General Manager Probation & Case Management and other practice experts on all aspects of practice including in relation to special investigations as required
  • Relationship Management - Model work professionally and collaboratively with other technical experts and practitioners from across the Department to ensure that practice developments and issues are shared and are able to affect an offender focussed approach through complimentary practice

To be successful in the role you will have experience in the following:

  • Demonstrated Whanau Ora
  • Probation and Case Management Practice background would be beneficial
  • Effective relationship management across multiple groups and teams
  • High level communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong business acumen and strategic and critical thinking to support operational capability
  • Ability to contribute to projects and influence others
  • Effective negotiation and collaboration skills
  • A current driver license as travel required
  • A tertiary qualification with a major in a relevant discipline is desired but not essential e.g. Criminology, Psychology


You will be motivated to create a process which supports change for individuals, with a focus on Maori who make up more than 50% of our prison populations. 


You will be a credible individual who wants to take ownership and accountability in leading practice while ensuring case management practices meet the requirements of our unique business. With a natural style to work collaboratively and the ability to persuade and influence others, you will demonstrate resilience and be agile in your approach while working in a dynamic environment.


In return you will be part of a passionate, motivated and intelligent team who are focused on delivering leading edge operational change that make a real difference in the lives of all New Zealanders.


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.


Applications close at 9am on the 31st of January and can only be accepted online.

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