About the role
The Special Treatment Unit (STU) expansion is part of the overall Māori Pathways programme and includes the establishment of a Young Adults STU programme, which is being piloted in Te Whare Manaakitanga (TWM) at Rimutaka Prison, alongside the present STU-VO programme for adults with a history of violence.
A key focus for this role will be assisting participants in developing plans for their return to the community, including engaging whanau and supporting people in the process.
The importance of pro-social modelling and mentoring cannot be overstated. You will support the Young Adults access reintegrative opportunities in prison and prepare for release by securing post-treatment placements in working units, connecting with and maintaining social supports / relationships, identifying and engaging in education opportunities, assisting with job readiness, and securing housing.
To address the reintegration risk-related requirements of programme participants, as well as to provide training, guidance, and support to other Departmental staff members in similar roles, it is vital to continue to build strong Departmental, governmental, and non-governmental networks.
Mōu About you
You are a respectful and professional individual who exemplifies great moral standards in all that you do. Strong problem-solving, team building, and persuasion abilities are required, as is the ability to model pro-social behaviour and positively represent the therapeutic community.
You will operate effectively in a Māori cultural environment demonstrating a calm demeanour and resilience in our offender centric setting.
The person we are looking for will :
Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
From 1 December 2021, all people working inside prisons will be required to be fully vaccinated as part of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.
People in prison are some of the most vulnerable to COVID-19 and due to the ease of transmission, extending the Vaccination Order supports the safety and wellbeing of our staff and people in prison.