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Stories from the inside

Stories From The Inside takes you into our organisation to find out what life is like for the Corrections staff working every day to make New Zealand safer.

Stories From The Inside takes you into our organisation to find out what life is like for the Corrections staff working every day to make New Zealand safer.

Is caring your calling?

Join our Nursing team

If caring is your calling join our nursing whānau and be a part of our holistic vision for healthcare.

If caring is your calling join our nursing whānau and be a part of our holistic vision for healthcare.

Supporting positive outcomes

Become a Psychologist

Assess and treat individuals who have complex needs in prison and in the community.

Assess and treat individuals who have complex needs in prison and in the community.

We're hiring now

We have vacancies across the motu in a range of careers.  Explore the current vacancies and start your journey with us today!

Explore our work

It takes a village to do what we do. Explore different areas of our work to learn more about the roles within Ara Poutama Aotearoa.

Custodial

In our custodial roles, you will be aiming to positively motivate and support people during a prison sentence, as well as ensure safety

Rehabilitation

Working with individuals, community organisations and whānau, our roles with a rehabilitation focus help people to make positive changes in their lives and address the root causes of offending.

Pae Ora (Health)

Working in an interdisciplinary team of health practitioners, we offer a range of services, including general health, psychology and mental health

Education, employment and trades

Our education, employment & trades focused roles help people in prison to gain skills, experience, and qualifications. Across a range of roles, their work spans from trades training to education and employment support.

Community and reintegration

Our community teams help to manage community-based sentences and orders. Usually this involves working directly with people on sentences or orders, as well as community organisations, and in some cases the wider justice system and whānau.

Supporting services

From programme designers to IT specialists, we have a range of corporate roles available, as well as opportunities to volunteer and intern.

Values

Our five values aren't just what we believe, they guide us in everything we say and do.

Wairua

We are unified and focused in our efforts.

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Wairua

We are unified and focused in our efforts.

  • We provide opportunities to enhance wellbeing, including mental wellbeing
  • We put the person at the centre of our focus, we listen to their voice and provide opportunities for them to talk and think about their situation, their future and how to get there.
  • We connect spiritually, physically and emotionally with whānau and communities in order to succeed.
  • We celebrate success.

Whānau

We develop supportive relationships.

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Whānau

We develop supportive relationships.

  • We proactively involve whānau/family, the wider community and other professionals and work collaboratively to achieve better outcomes.
  • Whanuangatanga (process to establish engagement and connections between people) is something we do inherently.
  • We engage with people to link them with their whānau and provide a community of support where all opinions are considered and respected.
  • We work as a team and share information to achieve better outcomes.

Manaaki

We care for and respect everyone.

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Manaaki

We care for and respect everyone.

  • We treat everyone in humane manner and with respect acknowledging their ethnicity, gender, sexuality and age.
  • We acknowledge and care about the people we work with.
  • We assess needs, target interventions and provide a constructive environment to develop people
  • We engage and communicate using positive language in order to work effectively with all people.
  • We promote personal responsibility and autonomy.

Kaitiaki

We are responsive and responsible.

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Kaitiaki

We are responsive and responsible.

  • We strive to keep everyone safe every day and take responsibility for our health and safety and for those around us.
  • We provide a safe and validating environment where everyone is supported to participate.
  • We are respectful towards human differences and responsive to individual needs and rights.
  • We consider the physical and emotional safety of those around us in every interaction.

Rangatira

We demonstrate leadership and are accountable.

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Rangatira

We demonstrate leadership and are accountable.

  • We provide opportunities for people to develop and have regular conversations.
  • We are transparent when we communicate and explain the rationale for our decisions.
  • We care about everyone's safety and wellbeing, and role model positive behaviour and lead by example.
  • We support people to perform their best and we hold ourselves to account.
  • We act with integrity in all we do.

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