Offender Employment Print shop Instructor – Rimutaka Prison

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  • Category: Corrections Operations
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1509106
  • Job Title: Offender Employment Print shop Instructor – Rimutaka Prison
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Join our Frontline whanau in an exciting role as a Offender Employment Printshop Instructor at Rimutaka Prison!

Offender Employment (OE) is all about supporting offenders to improve their work habits, work experiences and skills so that they can increase their chances of obtaining sustainable and legitimate employment on their release. By providing this foundation to success, we reduce reoffending and keep our communities safer.

We are looking for Individuals with all round general knowledge of the print industry from design to finished product that can provide training to the people in our care whom have had diverse life experiences but are motivated about making a positive change in their lives.

Modelling appropriate behaviour by demonstrating effective and productive workshop performance and teaching and assessing new skills to prisoners

We can offer you a supportive work environment that will stretch your skills and offer you opportunities for development and growth while providing you with personal satisfaction at the same time. The work is challenging but you will be able to take pride in your work while being safety conscious.

The ideal candidate will have;

  • A relevant print industry qualification ie National Certificate/Diploma
  • Previous experience within the sector
  • A sound level of competency with Outlook, Excel & Word
  • The ability to work individually & in a small knit team
  • Exceptional people, communication & organisational skills
  • The ability to motivate and harness the talents of people within a team environment.
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Keen  to upskill and self learn
  • A full New Zealand Drivers License

This list is not exhaustive as other duties will be required and assigned.

The Department of Corrections manages offenders to ensure they comply with their sentences. At its core, our work is about creating opportunities; for our people as well as offenders. We need people of all skills and life experience to help us create these opportunities.

The hours of work will be on a rostered shift basis of 80 hours per fortnight. Public Holidays with the possibility of some overtime or call-outs may be required.

Applications close Wednesday 24th February 2021 5.00pm

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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 (


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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. 

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