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Pou Tuhono Positions

Pou Tuhono Positions

Pou Tuhono Positions

Department of Corrections, Multiple Locations

Closing Date : 22 Oct 2018

Arohata Women's Prison, Wellington - CSLNR10177 
Christchurch Women’s Prison - CSSR10178 
Auckland Regional Women’s Corrections Facility - CSNR10175 

The Department of Corrections is a core part of New Zealand’s Justice Sector and manages custodial and community-based sentences imposed by Courts.

We are united as an organisation in our vision to create lasting change by breaking the cycle of re-offending.

We are now recruiting 3 positions across our 3 Women’s Prisons; Christchurch Women’s Prison, Arohata Women’s Prison and Auckland Regional Women’s Corrections Facility.

As part of the Department of Corrections Women’s Strategy, Wahine – E rere ana ki te pae hou (women rising above a new horizon), we are focused on providing a distinct approach for women. The key priorities are:

  • Providing women with interventions and services that meet their unique risks and needs
  • Managing women in ways that are trauma informed and empowering
  • Managing women in a way that reflects the importance of relationships to women

Part of the strategy includes developing a dedicated cultural pathway for women, including in some of the prisons dedicated units. The role is to support the goals of women in prison in relation to reconnecting with their culture and their whanau, thus enhancing their connections in society on release. A key focus of the role is reintegration so wahine have support on their release.

To be effective in this position you will present with:

  • Ability to use Māori principles, values or conceptual frameworks when working with people in prison and their whanau
  • Proven ability and experience in using tikanga Māori and practices such as karakia, powhiri, karanga, mihimihi, tangihanga and koha
  • Demonstrated ability to network and build effective relationships with local and other iwi
  • Can operate effectively in a Māori cultural setting
  • Effective communication skills, including being able to communicate with a wide range of people in a variety of settings
  • Effective written skills, including the ability to write clear and concise whanau plans for a variety of audiences
  • Displays understanding of professional standards (confidentiality, informed consent, maintaining boundaries, etc)

Help us lead the world in Prisoner Wellbeing.  For further information please refer to the job description.

The Department of 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. 

Applicants will require a full driver’s licence and a Safety Check under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2016.

All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system.

Click this link to apply. 

Applications close Monday 22nd October 2018.


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