30 Aug 2018

Full-Time Cultural Support Worker – Auckland Prison Albany, North Shore

Department of Corrections – Corrections Services: Maori – Posted by Maori Pacific JobsAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

­Cultural Support Worker – Auckland Prison Albany, North Shore

Location: Auckland Prison Albany North Shore 

Vacancy number: CSNR9995

Kairuruku oranga hinengaro 

Opportunity to implement, influence and refine a new Model of Care to transform intervention and support for prisoners vulnerable to self-harm or suicide. 

New Zealand and international literature has established that prisoners have greater mental health needs than the general population, and have a greater risk of self-harm and suicide.

Corrections are developing a new, prison-wide model of care to transform intervention and support for prisoners vulnerable to self-harm or suicide. This model will be responsive, flexible and appropriate to the needs of the individual prisoner.

This position offers you the opportunity to work in a multi disciplinary team focused on the objective of improving wellbeing for vulnerable prisoners.   As part of this team you will be responsible for assessing the cultural needs of prisoners in a mental health context and providing appropriate treatment.

You will then assist patients with their individual care plan whilst developing and maintaining relationships both internally and externally with whanau to contribute to the achievement of positive outcomes for patients.

You will be the specialist within the team, required to utilise your tikanga and te reo knowledge and skills to enhance the cultural effectiveness of services to patients.

To be successful in gaining this position you will present with:

  • Experience working in mental health settings and with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience and knowledge in Maori Language and cultural protocols and processes within Maori Communities, and of Maori Community structures and dynamics
  • Experience in Maori models of assessment and treatment, with excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Excellent communication skills enabling effective relationships across a wide range of settings.
  • Proven ability to motivate and encourage patients to live pro-social lifestyles

Ideally you will have experience in offender facing situations and be able to speak fluently in Te Reo.

This is a rewarding and highly stimulating role. Help us lead the world in Prisoner Wellbeing. Please refer to the job description for a more detailed overview.

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.

Please note: This role will work across seven days a week. The roster will be determined in conjunction with the team to ensure cover however the requirement is likely to be one weekend in five.

Follow the link below to view the Director Health speaking about this new initiative.

All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system.

Applications close 15 September 2018.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system - CLICK HERE.  Applications close 15 September 2018.

Job Categories: Cultural Services. Job Types: Full-Time.

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