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Aapiha Whare Herehere (Corrections Officer) Waikeria

Full time
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role



Whakatauki | Mihi

‘Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini, takimano kee'

‘My strength is not that of my own but that of many.'


Te Tuunga | Job

Corrections Officer, He Aapiha Whare Herehere.

Corrections Officer is about being a great role model and looking for opportunities to engage with people in a positive way, you have the ability to not only change the lives of whaanau but also influence change through your interactions.


He korero mou | About you

  • Do you understand the importance of whakapapa?
  • Do you have a positive mindset? 
  • Can you engage with whaanau, haapori, iwi and hapu? 
  • Do you want to make a positive impact in your community? 
  • How might you feel if you could change someone's life? 

If these questions create some curiosity, then this role might be for you.


Ngaa Kawenga| The Role

Corrections Officer, He Aapiha Whare Herehere will

  • AARAHI - supervise people's daily routines
  • MANAAKI - help people engage in their rehabilitation programme and attend appointments or tangihanga. 
  • WHAKAKIPAKIPA - motivate and inspire people to make positive changes
  • HAAPAI - monitor and manage health, safety and behaviours.
  • MAHITAHI - work closely with whaanau and other key stakeholders
  • MAHI - be able to work 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts


Ngaa puukenga me ngaa wheako | Skills and experience

If you have the following skills, attributes then we want you.

  • Ability to engage with all cultures.
  • Understand the importance of tikanga and te reo Maaori within our unique settings.
  • Ability to solve problems and work collaboratively.
  • A fresh critical thinker, using curiosity and imagination to generate new ideas.
  • Inspiring others with enthusiasm and a take action approach.
  • Passionate about supporting people to build confidence, resilience and wellbeing.
  • Competent using online technology.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication.

To be eligible you need:

  • The right to work in New Zealand or a work visa with at least 12 months remaining
  • A full New Zealand Driver Licence (or eligible on a Restricted or International Licence)
  • To declare any conflicts of interest and previous convictions.  Exempt from Clean Slate and all conviction history is released
  • The ability to pass a drug test
  • Be medically fit for employment and complete a Medical Assessment and Physical Readiness Assessment.


Utu Aa-Tau | Salary

Starting salary $59,519, increasing as you achieve national qualifications level 3 ($64,197) and Level 4 ($69,363).


Ko wai maatou | Who we are

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility for those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hookai Rangi (, provides new ways to achieve better outcomes for Maaori, whaanau and communities.

Waikeria Prison supports people from sentencing through to reintegration, providing access to holistic kaupapa Maaori support services that recognise the collective strength and capability of whaanau, hapuu and iwi.


Tono inaaianei | 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 whaanau.  All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered. 

If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at


‘Kotahi anoo te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi'

‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people.'