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Programme Facilitators - Waikato


Department of Corrections

Closing Date : 20 Nov 2019

Vacancy Number: CORR-042
Closing Date: 20th November 2019
Location: Waikato
Recruitment Contact: Carly.Apps@corrections.govt.nz 

Programme Facilitators - Tokotaha Faipolokalama - Foeuli o le Polokalame

Tuungia te ururau
Kia tupu whakaritorito
te tupu o te harakeke

Burn away the overgrowth
To enable the new growth
To grow and flourish

Our Programme Facilitators come from different backgrounds, cultures, education and experience – but they all share the ability to motivate and work alongside others to support them to make positive changes in their lives. We are currently seeking interest from people who are passionate about changing thinking, providing guidance and walking alongside those in our care to educate as they walk their journey of rehabilitation.

What does a Programme Facilitator do?

In this valuable role, you will deliver a range of clinically designed therapeutic programmes either individually or with a co-facilitator. We have a range of programmes specifically designed for our Maori and Pacifika people and you will utilise your own culture, language and learnings to guide others.

Why don’t you come and find out more – we are holding an information session about these roles on Thursday 14th November at Department of Corrections, 150 London Street, Hamilton at 5.30pm.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

You will be someone who enjoys working with people and are committed to assisting others to gain insight into their harmful behaviours. It is a role for someone who wants to facilitate change through questioning and guiding. This is not a role for someone who just wants to direct, instruct, or teach people. Needless to say, you’ll also be an excellent listener!

We are seeking people who:

  • Are effective listeners and communicators and who have the ability to build strong positive relationships with participants and other stakeholders
  • Ideally have experience in delivering and facilitating therapeutic interventions, either individual or, ideally, group therapy
  • Have life experience that means you can work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and ethnic groups
  • Have knowledge, or are willing to learn about Maori & Pacifica culture, protocols and peoples and apply kuapapa Maori practice in your work
  • Are comfortable having their practice viewed and receptive in receiving and utilising regular feedback on their practice
  • Have experience with report writing
  • With a full NZ Drivers Licence

Why Ara Poutama – Department of Corrections?

We can offer you the opportunity to be part of a supportive, specialist team who work in our unique environment. As a member of our team, your ongoing development is important, and we will provide you with support including clinical and cultural supervision to grow your therapeutic facilitation skills.

We will give you full training in facilitation skills, cognitive-based therapeutic programme principles and delivery and the support you need to be part of a team working to make communities safer.

For those who reach the interview stage interviews will be held on the 28th November, 2nd December and 3rd December 2019

Rangatira – Taitaiga – Manaaki – Va fealoai – Wairua – Faaleagaga – Kaitiaki – Faamalumaluga – Whanau – Aiga

Applications close 20th November 2019

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