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Field Officer - Wellington Region

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Job Listing Date
9 Aug 2019
Wellington, Hutt Valley
$45,000 - $49,999
Work Type
Part Time
Community Services & Development, Other

About the business


Manawatu Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Society works to provide a safer community by providing support to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their family/whanau.  We also work in prisons to provide support to address issues of concern for prisoners that they're unable to resolve themselves.  Manawatu Prisoners Aid has been working in the community for 60 years, works collaboratively with other agencies and has a solid working relationship with the Department of Corrections.


About the role


The Field Officer role provides a case management approach to supporting, prisoners,  ex-prisoners and their family/whanau.  This can include supporting them to address a range of social and financial issues, or simply as a friendly, non-judgemental person to talk through their re-intergration plan with.

It is a varied role that involves having a close working relationship with Community Probation and other community agencies.  It requires a good understanding of the support services available in the Wellington area to assist with referrals and build strong, collaborative partnerships.  A willingness to go the extra mile to support our clients helps achieve positive outcomes


Benefits and perks


This role is 32 (0.8 FTE) hours a week, Tuesday to Friday.  The salary range is $45,000 - $50,000 per annum, pro rata.

We are anticipating a start date for this position on or around 7th October 2019.

Own, reliable vehicle and a full drivers licence is essential.  Any work related travel in own vehicle will be reimbursed.  

This position is supported by a Service Manager,  Regional Administrator and an existing Field Liaison role already established in Wellington. 


Skills and experience


You will need to be a people-person to be effective in this role.  Many of our clients need support at very short notice so the ability to juggle competing demands is also important. A background in a social work setting would be helpful, although a formal qualification in this area is not essential.  Experience in, or knowledge of, the criminal justice environment would also be helpful.  This role is about the person, rather than the qualifications so if you can answer yes to the below attributes, we're keen to hear from you:

  • I find it easy to interact with a wide range of people.
  • People find it easy to talk to me about things in their life.
  • I'm quite well organised and can plan my weeks well
  • I'm able to manage difficult situations and usually get a good outcome
  • I keep good records of my work and what I've been doing
  • I'm okay with technology and can find my way around a computer
  • I like having a team about me, but can work alone too
  • I know when to ask for help when things aren't going according to plan
  • I know my community and the services that are available.

To apply for this position, please attach a covering letter  and curriculum vitae and email to

Closing date for applications:   Monday 2nd September 2019, 5.00pm


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?

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