Pou &#256rahi – M&#257ori Pathways

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    6 months ago
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  • Category: CO CM
  • Location: Hawkes Bay (Te Matau a Maui)
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1510295
  • Job Title: Pou &#256rahi – M&#257ori Pathways
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Pou Ārahi

  • Make a positive difference to tāne and their whānau
  • Work with and support tāne
  • Based in the Hawkes Bay
  • 18 month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment – until June 2022
  • Hawke’s Bay Māori Pathways programme

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:

  • Able to apply or be willing to learn how to apply a Te Ao Māori lens in your practice and approach
  • Build meaningful and genuine relationships with tāne and their whānau
  • Demonstrate our values in their interactions with tāne, whānau and staff
  • Socialise and advocate a kaupapa Māori Pathways approach in your role
  • Have an understanding and working knowledge of the justice process
  • Have the skills and experience to build meaningful relationships within the justice sector
  • Support the development of Whānau Manaaki Plans that are tāne and whānau centred
  • Lead out on culturally responsive ways of working with tāne and their whānau
  • Identify opportunities to enhance whānau and whakapapa connections
  • Support the goals of reducing re-offending and understanding of the issues that tāne and their whānau face when they reintegrate into communities 
  • Experience coordinating, supporting and facilitating hui with whānau, professionals and those involved in the care of tāne we work with
  • Can evaluate and respond to issues involving complex or competing ethical concerns 
  • Able to network and build effective communications with iwi, hapū, mana whenua, whānau ora and other organisations that supports ttānee and their whānau
  • The skills to act assertively, decisively and confidently when required, but equally can seek advice when dealing with external organisations
  • Display an understanding of professional standards (confidentiality, informed consent, maintaining boundaries, professional detachment etc)

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 careers@corrections.govt.nz.