Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
About the role | Mō te tūnga
This is a rewarding opportunity to support prison-based learners to become better prepared for employment and further education.
As an organisation we are committed to providing an approach for the women in our care that recognises their complex and entwined histories of severe trauma, mental health issues, substance abuse, unhealthy relationships and poverty that have often contributed to their offending. In conjunction with Hōkai Rangi, our approach is also informed by the Women's Strategy.
In this role you will be supporting a variety of education programmes and activities offered to people in our care at Ara Poutama Aotearoa. You will play a significant role in encouraging prison-based learners to improve their literacy and numeracy skills; work towards achieving New Zealand qualifications; and acquire job search skills. Our teams are dedicated to reducing re-offending.
You will bring your passion and commitment to changing lives to Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility where we are making Ara Poutama Aotearoa's Hōkai Rangi vision a reality. Through the Hōkai Rangi strategy and the Hōkai Nuku change programme we are endeavouring to deliver to better outcomes for the people in our care.
About you | Mōu
We would like to hear from you if you have the following skills and experience:
- Experience assessing and working with young people and adults who have not previously experienced education success.
- A tertiary qualification and/or a qualification in adult education
- Demonstrated competency in using computer applications including Microsoft Office suite, TEC Literacy and Numeracy Adult Assessment Tool (LNAAT), Pathways Awarua.
- Sound knowledge of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework
- Experience in successfully engaging Maori, Pasifika, and at-risk youth in education.
- A strengths-based approach that embraces manaakitanga and whanaungatanga.
Join a passionate and committed team working in an environment of challenge and diversity. We can offer you a structured induction and training programme and ongoing support.
A full driver licence is essential for this position. The preferred applicant will demonstrate exceptional communication and organisation skills as well as the ability to influence, inspire and motivate. Make a difference!
The salary for this role is $72,841
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.page.link/Eit5).
Auckland Womens Correctional Facility is based in Wiri Manukau established in 2006 as the first purpose built womens prison in New Zealand and is committed to delivering services that provide support for women to build offence free lives and prepare for reintegration into the community.
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) 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.
If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close Wednesday 29th November 2023