Regional Reintegration Coordinator
Ara Poutama Aotearoa, Department of Corrections
Te Whare Manaakitanga Special Treatment Unit, Rimutaka Prison, Wellington
- Bring your skills and be part of our team at Te Whare Manaakitanga Special Treatment Unit
- Part time - 20 hours per week based at Rimutaka Prison, Upper Hutt
- 11-month Fixed term Contract or Secondment opportunity – until December 2022
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The Special Treatment Unit (STU) expansion is part of the overall Māori Pathways programme
and includes the establishment of a Young Adults STU programme, which is being piloted in Te Whare Manaakitanga (TWM) at Rimutaka Prison, alongside the present STU-VO programme for adults with a history of violence.
A key focus for this role will be assisting participants in developing plans for their return to the community, including engaging whanau and supporting people in the process. The importance of pro-social modelling and mentoring cannot be overstated. You will support the Young Adults access reintegrative opportunities in prison and prepare for release by securing post-treatment placements in working units, connecting with and maintaining social supports/relationships, identifying and engaging in education opportunities, assisting with job readiness, and securing housing.
To address the reintegration risk-related requirements of programme participants, as well as to provide training, guidance, and support to other Departmental staff members in similar roles, it is vital to continue to build strong Departmental, governmental, and non-governmental networks.
Mōu | About you
You are a respectful and professional individual who exemplifies great moral standards in all that you do. Strong problem-solving, team building, and persuasion abilities are required, as is the ability to model pro-social behaviour and positively represent the therapeutic community.
You will operate effectively in a Māori cultural environment demonstrating a calm demeanour and resilience in our offender centric setting.
The person we are looking for will:
- Have the ability to communicate effectively
- Have the ability to build rapport with offenders and stakeholders
- 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
Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
From 1 December 2021, all people working inside prisons will be required to be fully vaccinated as part of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021. People in prison are some of the most vulnerable to COVID-19 and due to the ease of transmission, extending the Vaccination Order supports the safety and wellbeing of our staff and people in prison.
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 whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi (https://arapoutama.nz/hokairangi).
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.
It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau. All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered.
Applications close Sunday 23 January 2022