Aftercare and Reintegration Workers

Listed 10 days Ago
Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga
Non-profit - Social Services

 Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga – Hawkes Bay Regional Prison (HBRP)

 Tamaua te Koronga was established as a Kaupapa Māori, intensive alcohol and drug treatment programme at HBRP in 2018.  It was designed for young men who did not have time to complete longer term treatment options while in prison.  Tāmaua Te Koronga runs as a group session for eight weeks followed by an aftercare phase.

  Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga is seeking two special people to join our Hawkes Bay Prison team:

  1. Aftercare Worker - A 0.5 FTE (20 hrs per week) role with a special focus on supporting rangatahi to build on the mahi they’ve completed in the programme.
  2. Reintegration Worker - A full-time role (40 hrs per week) assisting rangatahi reconnect with whanau, navigate various agencies and supports to ensure a successful transition out of prison.

These roles complement each other and you will become part of our wider HBRP team, including the DTU treatment and Aftercare services, all committed to delivering the best service and outcomes to our rangatahi, tane and whanau.

We are looking for people who are familiar with AOD treatment, understand reintegration and the challenges of personal change. You will have knowledge of community support available and can navigate the various agencies and services to the benefit of Tane and whanau.

These are hugely rewarding roles, with an organisation that supports and invests in its staff. 

We welcome applicants from different professional backgrounds, cultures and experience, but all sharing the desire to support whanau.

To be successful in this role, you would:

  • Be someone who enjoys working with people (clients and team members)
  • Be skilled in engagement, facilitation and motivation
  • Have experience in assessing needs and navigating services 
  • Understand or be willing to learn how to work well in a prison environment
  • Be an excellent listener
  • Have clear professional and personal boundaries

These roles require a minimum of Level 4 certification and/or previous experience in similar roles.  It would be desirable to have tertiary education in psychology, addictions, social work, counselling or education. 

We are seeking people who:

  • Are looking to join a progressive organisation using tikanga and kaupapa Māori values
  • Have life experience and can work with people from diverse backgrounds and ethnic groups
  • Are comfortable with and can contribute to a supportive team environment
  • Are comfortable with regular practice reviews and receptive to feedback
  • Have experience with report writing
  • Have, or are willing to work toward, a formal qualification

If you are ready for change or to take your career to the next level, please apply now.