Kaimahi / Supervisor (Casual positions)

Expires in: 30 days

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role


“He Aha Te Mea Nui O Te Ao, He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata”

What is the most important thing in this world, it is people, it is people, it is people.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Supervisor / Kaimahi is a member of a multi-disciplinary team who are responsible for the development and implementation of the therapeutic treatment programme.

Tai Aroha is an intensive specialist residential rehabilitation treatment programme targeting high risk community-based offenders (residents), who have multiple treatment needs related to violence. The overall objectives of the programme are to reduce participants' risk of serious reoffending and increase their capacity to live socially responsible and fulfilling lifestyles.

The programme aims to provide a culturally responsive rehabilitation experience in particular for Māori participants by respecting and incorporating Tikanga Māori and kaupapa Māori concepts within and alongside Western based rehabilitation practices.

The purpose of the role is to support residents within the residential setting and during external activities.

We have casual positions available that have varying hours and/or shifts.


Mōu | About you

“Mā Mua Ka Kite A Muri, Mā Muri Ka Ora A Mua”

Those who lead give sight to those who follow, those who follow give life to those who lead

To be successful in this role, you will have:  

  • Ability to operate effectively in a Māori cultural setting and display core skills
  • Knowledge of Te Reo Māori, Powhiri/ Whakatau processes in a Marae setting
  • Communicate and build rapport with the tane in our care
  • Remain calm and measured in pressure situations
  • Take an objective, non-judgemental approach to the tane in our care, demonstrating a degree of empathy in upholding rules and regulations

The successful applicant will operate effectively in a Māori cultural environment demonstrating a calm demeanour and resilience in our offender centric setting.

Strong problem-solving, team-building and influencing skills are essential, as is the ability to model pro-social behaviour and to represent the therapeutic community in a positive manner.

Being part of Ara Poutama Aotearoa is about being part of a team, working together to ensure that offenders are kept secure and treated fairly and consistently.

A full driver's licence is essential, with the ability to drive an automatic and manual vehicle.


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://careers.corrections.govt.nz/strategy).

 Applications close 13th December 2023

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. Consider looking at our website to learn more about our values and how they align to your own skills and experience. We ask that you provide examples in your CV and cover letter of how you demonstrate these values in the workplace.

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 careers@corrections.govt.nz.