Department of Corrections


TEACHING/TUTORING/ASSISTING - Kaiwhakamana

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Department of Corrections is looking for Māori Volunteers (Kaiwhakamana) nominated by an Iwi or National Maori Organisation to visit the prison and help in enabling the wellness and wellbeing of Māori prisoners. The Kaiwhakamana can perform below activities during their visit:

• Advise prisoners and whanau(extended family) about whakapapa (genealogy) and tikanga (custom)

• Assist prisoners to establish contacts with their iwi (tribe)/hapū (sub-tribe)/whānau (extended family)

• Help prisoners with personal, family, relationships and business issues

• Provide spiritual/religious support and guidance

• Assist prisoners with reintegrate arrangements through their iwi/ hapū/whanau

• Provide suggestions and advice to the Minister and Department of Corrections staff on the provision of service to Māori

SKILLS REQUIRED

• Advise prisoners and whanau(extended family) about whakapapa (genealogy) and tikanga (custom)

• Assist prisoners to establish contacts with their iwi(tribe)/hapū (sub-tribe)/whānau(extended family)

• Help prisoners with personal, family, relationships and business issues

• Provide spiritual/religious support and guidance

• Assist prisoners with reintegrate arrangements through their iwi/ hapū/whanau

LOCATION

Otago Corrections Facility

DAYS AND TIMES REQUIRED

Whenever available

DRESS CODE

Tidy clothing

SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

Site induction

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Reimbursement available for travel costs

SKILLS THAT CAN BE GAINED FROM THIS ROLE

Personal satisfaction and changing lives