Kai Tautoko Tikanga - Cultural Support – Auckland Prison


  • Full Time
  • Auckland

Odyssey is a well-respected treatment organization with extensive experience in the Criminal Justice environment and have successfully delivered a number of contracts including the Auckland Prison Drug Treatment Programme. 

We are now seeking a permanent full time Kai Tautoko Tikanga – Cultural Support to join our Odyssey team based at Auckland Prison in Paremoremo. 

To be effective in this role you will have experience and be confident in Tikanga Māori, te reo Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and will be comfortable with mihi/whaikorero, kapa haka and marae protocol. Passionate about working with tangata whaiora, you will be able to work creatively and productively and have an ability to create an environment where they can meet their full potential.

The Auckland Prison Drug Treatment Programme delivers three-month therapeutic programmes and aftercare support for up to 48 men. Your role will culturally support the facilitation of groups, supporting clients in achieving treatment goals and working closely with clinical colleagues to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Odyssey can offer you:

  • A competitive salary and benefits
  • 22 days annual leave
  • Weekly motor vehicle allowance
  • Standard Monday to Friday hours (no weekends or evenings)
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • 5 days paid study leave
  • Varied work that supports the community
  • A dynamic and supportive team who are passionate about what we do
  • A healthy workplace, which is smoke free

Please note that to work in the Corrections environment applicants will be required to pass the Ministry of Justice clearance checks, as well as Police and Ministry of Social Development checks. 

Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free organisation. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

All applicants should include a CV, cover letter and complete the online registration and application forms. For all enquiries please contact Nicola Mooney, P&C Administrator on 09 638 4957 Ext. 727.

Closing date: Thursday 24th September.


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