Pou Arataki

New zealand government - Te Whanga
new offer (04/07/2020)

job description

As the role title suggests, Pou Arataki is about being that stable &
reliable person (Pou / post) - who can conduct, lead, point out and guide (Arataki) tane in prison.
Tane in prison that identify as Maori, tane in prison who don\ 't identify as Maori but recognise and understand Maori concepts - and tane in prison that have Maori partners, tamariki and families.
These tane reside and complete an intervention within one of five specialist units known as Te Tirohanga Maori Whare, where Pou Arataki is a central support figure.
This position is based at Rimutaka Prison Upper Hutt, Wellington.
This is a unique opportunity that will see you making differences in the lives of the men you will work with as well as their families.?The Pou Arataki\ 's role is tane-centric, meaning that work undertaken in this role should directly relate to the well-being and reintegration of a tane within our Te Tirohanga Maori units. The Pou Arataki works closely with the case officer of that tane to incorporate the reintegrative needs into the sentence plan, sentence management activities and in the provision of reintegrative services.
About the role | M? te t?nga
Key responsibilities include:
Work closely with the Te Tirohanga Whare staff to support nga tane to connect or reconnecting with wh?nau, hap? and iwi, and establish good support systems for their release.
Identifying the different iwi and hapu that nga tane affiliate to and ensuring that they are registered with that iwi / hapu formally.
Delivering robust and effective reintegration plans for the tane that they are working with.
Establishing and maintaining effective contact between nga tane and their wh?nau.
Delivering reintegrative support to nga tane through a Tikanga M?ori framework that supports kawa and kaupapa of the Te Tirohanga Maori Whare environment.
Actively supporting nga tane through the M?ori Therapeutic Programme and provide support and advice to wh?nau relating to content and outcomes of the programme.
About you | M?u
To be successful in this position you will need to be someone who:
Actively supports the goal of reducing re-offending and understands the issues that nga tane face when they reintegrate into communities.
Has experience in using Tikanga M?ori in delivering outcomes.
Has the ability to coordinate/ facilitate a large number of different groups to produce positive reintegration outcomes.
Has the ability to evaluate and respond to issues involving complex or competing ethical concerns.
Clearly demonstrates the ability to network and build effective communications with iwi, mana whenua groups, whanau ora and other organisations to assist the reintegrative needs of a tane.
Can act assertively, decisively and confidently when required, but equally can seek advice when dealing with external organisations.
Displays an understanding of professional standards (confidentiality, informed consent, maintaining boundaries, professional detachment etc).
Ideally, you will have a formal qualification in social work, counselling or a relevant field. Knowledge of Te Reo would also be an advantage. Applicants must have a current full driver\ 's licence. The salary band for this role is $61,931 - $68, 651.
About us | M? m?tou
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, H?kai Rangi (https:
//arapoutama.Page.Link/Eit5), 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 M?ori, wh?nau and communities.
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 wh?nau.
For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site. 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
** Notice about COVID-19 **
We are part of the group of essential organisations that provide the necessities of life for everyone in New Zealand. During times of increased COVID-19 alert, our recruitment and onboarding processes will continue however will be changed to include increased health measures. We will work with candidates throughout the process to ensure safety and help stop the spread.

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