Senior Practitioner Central Region

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    7 days ago
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  • Category: Probation, Community and Monitoring
  • Location: Waikato
  • Date Advertised: 19-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1490596
  • Job Title: Senior Practitioner Central Region
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Senior Practitioner, Central Region


Mō te tūnga | About the role

As the Senior Practitioner, you are regarded as an expert in working in the Integrated Practice Framework, to complement this; you will also have good cultural awareness for the varying demographics we work with here at Ara Poutama Aotearoa. You’ll manage a balanced caseload, with an emphasis on the management of the more complex/high risk paihere, including those on Extended Supervision Orders.

Mōu | About you 

You’ll be called on for your expertise in assisting with risk assessments and the provision of advice to courts as required. Working with Service Managers to support and role model good practice using the Integrated Practice Framework and provide ‘in the moment’ advice to peers and team members. The role is also expected to contribute and support site and District wide initiatives, including facilitating the CSO Relapse Support Groups if requited.

Additionally, the position assists Service Managers with quality checks on sentence compliance and plays a lead role in supporting the implementation of new or changed practice and procedures related to probation work in Community Probation Service.

We would like to hear from you if demonstrate:

  • A good understanding of our Hōkai Rangi Strategy and the expectation’s required of its implementation in this role {}
  • Proven competency and experience as a probation practitioner managing high risk offenders
  • Knowledge and experience in all aspects of the management and implementation of community based sentences e.g. legislation, sentences and orders.
  • Knowledge of the Community Probation Integrated Practice Framework.
  • An understanding of the research into what works and the engagement models in use for dealing effectively with offenders and their whānau.
  • Demonstrated effective facilitation skills.
  • Professional credibility.
  • A very good understanding of motivational interviewing, and advanced communication skills.

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. 

Applications close Wednesday, 6 January 2020.

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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