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Supervisor - Tai Aroha, Fixed Term

Supervisor - Tai Aroha, Fixed Term

Supervisor - Tai Aroha, Fixed Term

Department of Corrections

Closing Date : 27 Aug 2017

Vacancy Number:  CSCR8323
Location:  Tai Aroha Special Treatment Unit, Waikato

Fixed Term to 30th June 2018

Looking for a fresh challenge? 

Tai Aroha is a specialist rehabilitation treatment programme for high risk community-based offenders. 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 fulltime supervisor duties on a rotational roster working a 40 hour week between Monday and Sunday for a Fixed term until 30th June 2018. 

The person we are looking for will: 

  • Have the ability to communicate effectively
  • Have the ability to build rapport with offenders
  • 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. 

Applications close: Sunday, 27th August 2017

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