17 May 2022

Permanent Development Adviser

Corrections NZ – Posted by Stanley StAnywhere

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Job Description

‘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.

It’s an exciting time to join Ara Poutama Aotearoa. We are halfway through delivering our strategic direction Hōkai Rangi. Launched in 2019, it expresses our commitment to deliver great outcomes with and for all people in our care and their whānau.

To reach the outcomes we want to achieve, change begins with us – our people. Investing in our staff is a major area of focus, and as a result has seen significant investment in the People Practice and Capabilities space. Our team works to ensure staff have everything they need to succeed. This can come in many forms including development, training and education, employment, support and access to information and resources to keep them safe and well.

We’re looking for People Practice and Capability champions who can embrace our values to join our waka. Bring your experience, skills, and ideas to help our people shape the work we do. We’re not afraid of positive change – it’s what drives us!

This role can be worked from anywhere in our Lower North region – Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wairarapa, Taranaki/Wanganui, Wellington/Kapiti or Hutt Valley. Travel to Wellington will be required once per month with travel costs being covered by Ara Poutama Aotearoa.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The primary purpose of this position is to support regional frontline managers in building the capability of their team. The Development Adviser provides advice and guidance on the learning and development tools and solutions available, provides assessment of current capability levels and training needs and ensures that key processes, such as onboarding new staff, are properly supported and managed at each site.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

The knowledge, skills and experience required to successfully undertake this role include:

  • Understanding of Corrections L&D framework and systems
  • Confident user of technology
  • Good numeracy – able to interpret data
  • Presents themselves in a confident, credible manner
  • Identifies and proactively manages tension between people
  • Knowledge of the frontline skills development pathway
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate others to action
  • Excellent verbal written and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate complex concepts
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Understanding of the Corrections environment and workplaces
  • Understanding of NZQA and qualifications framework
  • Strong experience/understanding of an adult learning / training environment
  • Experience in working with groups
  • Experience working with senior managers and management teams
  • Facilitation and delivery of training experience
  • Well-developed computer skills including the Microsoft Office suite

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://careers.corrections.govt.nz/strategy).

Kano ārai mate KOWHEORI-19 | COVID-19 vaccinations 

As part of our COVID-19 response, all people working at Ara Poutama Aotearoa are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access our workplaces.   This is to ensure we continue to do all we can to keep everyone safe from the impacts of COVID-19, now and into the future.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter 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.

Vacancy closes Sunday 16 June 2022.

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.

Job Categories: Workforce Development. Job Types: Permanent.

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