Casual Assistant Residence Supervisor – Canterbury

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Casual
  • Category: Probation, Community and Monitoring
  • Location: Canterbury (Waitaha)
  • Date Advertised: 02-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1492095
  • Job Title: Casual Assistant Residence Supervisor – Canterbury
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  • Summary:
  • Canterbury region
  • Part-time, casual position
  • Cyclic shift roster which includes night-shifts, weekends and public holidays 

Are you understanding, empathetic and compassionate and have experience working with people with complex needs?

Are you motivated by an ever-changing environment and the ability to support positive change in people by assisting them to realise their potential?  This could be just the opportunity you are looking for!

We are looking for casual support workers to join our team to supervise, motivate and positively influence the reintegrative journey for paihere (people in our care).

Mō te tūnga | About the role

In Canterbury there are residential facilities for people who have a history of offending behaviour and are subject to sentences or orders (including extended supervision orders, intensive monitoring orders or public protection orders).  These facilities are operated by Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections) and designed to assist individuals to develop important life skills within a supportive and supervised environment in order to successfully reintegrate back into the community.

This is a casual role, with a pay rate of $23 per hour.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills & Experience

You will have the following skills and experience;

  • A full New Zealand Drivers License with the ability to drive a manual
  • Experience working with people from all walks of life, particularly with complex needs
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • To be culturally respectful and non-judgemental
  • An ability to maintain clear and professional boundaries at all times
  • An ability to make decisions in a safe and logical manner, providing practical solutions to day to day issues.

Mōu | About you

As a casual staff member you will be covering shift vacancies from planned and short notice leave on an “as and when required” basis.  We operate a cyclic shift roster which includes night-shifts, weekends and public holidays.  A typical shift is 12 hours long and will see you:

  • Working cooperatively with residents to help them achieve their reintegrative goals
  • Supporting residents, both within the residences and on community outings, to promote public safety through the safe management and supervision of each individual resident
  • Supporting and participating in residents’ rehabilitative and reintegrative activities
  • Modelling pro-social behaviour

If you pride yourself on your ability to provide a high standard of care, you have strong written communication skills, solid experience managing individuals with challenging and complex needs and you want to make a positive difference to community safety, then we want to hear from you! 


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 (


Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success – we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values. 

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 or email our team at