Operations Adviser - Aucklandat Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau), NZ
2d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

Are you looking for a role in which you can work with exciting technology and dedicated people while making a difference to the communities we live in?

This could be the job for you.

Our Operations Advisers are part of 24 / 7 teams based at the Department of Corrections based in the Auckland region. We assist frontline staff in the management of around 6000 electronically monitored defendants and offenders around NZ.

Our tight-knit teams are busy, focused and committed to keeping the community safe. The environment is dynamic, fast paced, and energetic.

Any given shift in these teams will involve important responsibilities such as liaising with Police to coordinate a welfare check or the arrest of a high risk individual, assisting a Probation Officer in the management of their offender, or problem-solving over the phone with defendants or offenders who are facing difficult and stressful situations.

This is a demanding role - the phones can be exceptionally busy and no two days will be the same. People who are successful in this role will possess the following attributes :

  • The ability to communicate and engage clearly with people from all different cultures and backgrounds
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • People skills and a can do' attitude
  • Resilience to deal with shift work, challenging people and situations
  • Strong computer literacy
  • The ability to make sound decisions whilst adhering to process and established frameworks.
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career in the Department of Corrections.

    You will be using GPS technology and software. While training will be provided for these platforms, you must also be competent with Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

    You can expect to be challenged, but also to leave each shift with a sense of satisfaction that comes from making an important contribution towards managing the people in our care and keeping our community safe.

    Operations Advisers in our teams work on a 8 week rotating shift pattern of 6 days on and 4 days off to provide a 24 / 7 service 365 days a year.

    You will get around 160 days off a year plus five weeks annual leave. Training will be provided.

    Remuneration range : $58,259 $73,080 (starting rate within the range may be negotiable based on relevant experience).

    Mō mātou About us

    Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.

    Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (), provides a clear direction of travel - one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities.

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