Programme Facilitators - Multiple Opportunities
Ara Poutama Aotearoa Department of Corrections
About the Job
“Ehara taku toa I te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini” – Māori proverb (my strength is not the strength of my own, but the strength of many)
We're in the business of facilitating positive change, if that sounds like something you are interested in, please read on and apply!
- Multiple roles available
- Waikato team – work across the Hamilton region
- A career with purpose that really does make impactful change
Mō te tūnga | About the role
Our Programme Facilitators will work with the people in our management within our Prisons and out in the community helping them to understand and address the causes of their offending to assist them to create crime-free futures. They do this through delivering a range of clinically designed therapeutic programmes, either individually or with a co-facilitator.
We appreciate the different skill set within our team who come from different backgrounds, cultures, education and experience – they all share the ability to motivate and work alongside others to support them to make positive changes in their lives.
Mōu | About you
We're looking for someone who can actively listen and understand those we work with and are keen to help them gain insight into their harmful behaviours. To undertake this role you will need to be comfortable walking alongside people on their journey and consistently reflecting on your own practice.
To support you in the role, it would be helpful if you have an understanding of individual and group behaviour, and/or relevant tertiary education in psychology, social work, counselling or other relevant tertiary qualification along with demonstrated experience within a related area.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
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
- Have knowledge of, or are willing to learn about Maori culture, protocols and peoples and apply kaupapa Maori practice in your work
- 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
- Are comfortable having their practice viewed and receptive in receiving and utilising regular feedback on their practice
- Have experience with report writing
Please note that these are permanent full-time positions. Roles are based within our Hamilton Team however travel outside of the Region may be required based on business requirements.
Mō mātou | About us
Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.
As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whanau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hokai Rangi (https://arapoutama.page.link/Eit5).
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values.
Applications close on 31th October 2021