Programme Facilitatorat Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau), NZ
6d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About the role

Our Programme Facilitators work with the people in our care within our Prisons and out in the community to support them to understand and address the causes of their offending and assist them to create crime-free futures.

They do this through delivering a range of clinically designed therapeutic programmes, either individually or with a co-facilitator.

We appreciate the different skill set within our team who come from different backgrounds, cultures, education and experience they all share the ability to motivate and work alongside others to support them to make positive changes in their lives.

Mōu About you

We're looking for people who can actively listen and understand the people in our care and are keen to help them gain insight into their harmful behaviours.

To undertake this role you will need to be comfortable walking alongside people on their journey while consistently reflecting on your own practice.

Life experience is important to us, along with an alignment to our values you will also be able to demonstrate the following :

  • Excellent communication skills with a natural ability to engage and build relationships
  • Cultural understanding including working under a tikanga Maori framework
  • Resilience and flexibility no two days will be the same
  • Self-insight, Wellbeing with a focus on a strong work / life balance
  • Understanding of de-escalation and conflict resolution
  • To support you in the role, it would be helpful though NOT essential for you to have an understanding of individual and group behaviour, and / or relevant tertiary education in psychology, social work, counselling or other relevant tertiary qualification along with demonstrated experience within this or a similar related area.

    Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills and experience

    So, what does a good Programme Facilitator look like? These are some of the qualities that will make you stand out :

  • An effective listener and communicator with the ability to build strong positive relationships with participants and other stakeholders
  • Knowledge of, or are willing to learn about Maori culture, protocols and peoples and apply kuapapa Maori practice in your work
  • Ideally have experience in delivering and facilitating therapeutic interventions, either individual or, ideally, group therapy (not essential)
  • Comfortable having your practice reviewed and receptive to receiving regular constructive feedback with the confidence / maturity to grow and develop from this
  • Report writing experience
  • We are looking to fill full-time permanent positions; these roles will be based within the Northern Region (Prisons / Community) travel outside of the Region may be required based on business requirements.

    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 whanau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hokai Rangi ().

    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.

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