Nau mai, Haere mai! We welcome you to bring your passion and commitment to Ara Poutama Aotearoa and our work on the Māori Pathways programme in Hawkes Bay. This programme includes a range of initiatives to lower the proportion of Māori in the corrections system by using kaupapa Māori and whānau-centred approaches.
The co-designed kaupapa Māori pathway works with tāne in the Hawke’s Bay from sentencing through to reintegration, providing access to effective rehabilitation and reintegration services.
About the role | Mō te tūnga
We have created several new Pou Ārahi positions that provide cultural guidance from a Te Ao Māori lens, facilitate and participate in whānau hui, support te pae oranga/restorative practices, and connect professionals and whānau ora providers with tāne.
The Pou Ārahi focus on embedding Te Ao Māori values, encouraging the use of Te Ao Māori me ona tikanga, strengthening identity and whakapapa, supporting whānau connections for tāne and facilitating conditions for whānau ora to occur.
About you | Mōu
This is an exciting role for those who have some, or all, of the following skills and experience who are keen to support tāne as they navigate the justice system:
A demonstrated understanding of tikanga and knowledge of Te Ao would also be an advantage.
‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’ – ‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people.’
Please note these roles are based in the Hawkes Bay.
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 (https://arapoutama.page.link/Eit5).
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 careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at [email protected].