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Assistant Residence Supervisor

Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
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Community Services
Canterbury (Waitaha)
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Do you have experience working with challenging people with complex needs?

Are communication and problem solving skills some of your key assets?

In Canterbury there are residential facilities for high risk offenders who are subject to orders following the end of their custodial sentence (including extended supervision orders, intensive monitoring orders or public protection orders). These facilities are designed to assist individuals to develop important life skills within a supportive and supervised environment in order to successfully reintegrate back into the community.

Key to the success of this role will be your ability to supervise, motivate and positively influence those in residence while working as a part of a small team. In addition, your ability to maintain clear and professional boundaries at all times, provide practical solutions to day to day issues, manage risk and effectively communicate with people at all levels is essential to the success of this role.

Reporting directly to a Residence Manager, this position works on a 24/7 roster pattern, including night shifts. A typical shift as an Assistant Residence Supervisor will see you:

  • Working cooperatively with residents to help them achieve their reintegrative goals;
  • Monitoring residents, both within the residences and on community outings, to promote public safety through the safe management and supervision of each individual resident;
  • Supporting and participating in residents' rehabilitative and reintegrative activities
  • Modelling pro-social behaviour

If you pride yourself on your ability to provide a high standard of care, you have strong written communication skills, solid experience managing individuals with challenging and complex needs and you want to make a positive difference to community safety, then we want to hear from you.

The salary bracket for this role is $56,100 - $60,776 (based on 40 hours per week) and note the job closes on Thursday 2nd April 2020.

About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel - one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

Our Values

Rangatira – Leadership, Manaaki – Respect, Wairua- Spirituality,

Kaitiaki - Guardianship, Whānau – Relationships

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.

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at

** Notice about COVID-19 **

We are part of the group of essential organisations that provide the necessities of life for everyone in New Zealand. During times of increased COVID-19 alert, our recruitment and onboarding processes will continue however will be changed to include increased health measures. We will work with candidates throughout the process to ensure safety and help stop the spread.

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