Correction Officers - Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facilityat Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau), NZ
22h ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

At the Department of Corrections, we are passionate about reducing re-offending and keeping communities safe. Our Corrections Officers, both men and women, come from varied backgrounds and a diverse range of cultures.

They bring a wide range of employment skills and life experiences with them.

As a Corrections Officer at our Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility you will join a highly supportive team that is dedicated to managing the well-being, security and health of the women at our site.

Using effective communication skills, they work together to influence the women, assisting them to make the right choices, take the right actions at the right times and continually support their individual pathways towards living offence-free lives.

A Corrections Officer's contribution counts and has a positive effect on the lives of others and public safety. We have monthly intakes for new Correction Officer employees and we're now recruiting for July, August, September and October.

Our standards are high. You will undergo a comprehensive selection process that will assess you against our core requirements.

All candidates are required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check. Please note - the Criminal History Check is Exempt from The Clean Slate Act.

In other words, the Clean Slate Act does not apply to this position. Please declare all offences (even those outside 7 years) in your application.

Upon gaining an offer of employment you will complete an initial residential 11-weeks training course. Long-term there are many opportunities for promotion and professional development e.

g. qualifications in Offender Management.

The starting salary is $54,793 and increases to $57,432 after you graduate from the initial training.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills and experience

To be eligible to apply you must :

  • Hold a current and full non-conditional New Zealand driver licence (NB. If you hold an International Driver Licence you can still apply however you must convert this to a full NZ Driver Licence before an offer of employment can be formally made to you)
  • Have the legal right e.g. Work Visa, to work full-time in New Zealand (ideally for a minimum of no less than 24 months)
  • Possess the ability to pass a pre-employment drug test, a full medical assessment and a physical readiness assessment
  • Declare any convictions and / or conflicts of interest and have them approved by us in accordance with our Corrections delegations policy
  • Be able to commit to working rostered shifts across a 24 / 7 rota
  • 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 : / / / Eit5).

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