Residence Supervisor – Canterbury

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    1 month ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Probation, Community and Monitoring
  • Location: Canterbury (Waitaha)
  • Date Advertised: 13-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1448694
  • Job Title: Residence Supervisor – Canterbury
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Do you have experience managing challenging people with complex needs? 

Are case management, communication and problem solving skills a key part of your skillset?

Matawhāiti Residence has been in operation since January 2017. It is a civil detention facility for very high risk individuals who are subject to public protection orders under the Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Act 2014. The facility is designed to assist individuals develop important life skills within a supportive and supervised environment in order to successfully reintegrate back into the community. 

Key to the success of this role will be your ability to supervise, motivate and positively influence the residents while working as a part of a small team. Your ability to also maintain clear and professional boundaries at all times, provide practical solutions to day to day issues, manage risk and effectively communicate with people at all levels, is essential to the success of this role.

Reporting directly to the Residence Manager, this position operates on a 24/7 roster pattern, rotating between 12-hour day and night shifts over an 80 hour fortnight. A typical shift as a Residence Supervisor will see you:

  • Monitor residents and oversee assistant staff while ensuring the orderly functioning of the facility;
  • Prepare and implement residents’ individual management plans;
  • Facilitate a programme of daily activities aimed to assist residents develop pro social life skills;
  • Work cooperatively with residents towards their eventual reintegration into the community;
  • Lead the facility’s response to emergency or incident situations occurring within the residence.

If you pride yourself on your ability to provide a high standard of care, have solid experience managing individuals with challenging and complex needs, and want to enhance community safety in a meaningful way, then we want to hear from you.

The salary bracket for this job is $62,081 – $73,868 and note the job closes on Thursday 20th February 2020.

About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

Our Values

Rangatira – Leadership, Manaaki – Respect, Wairua- Spirituality,

Kaitiaki – Guardianship, Whānau – Relationships


Corrections embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and celebrate the collective talent of all employees.

It is an exciting time 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.

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