Kaitirotiro Mahi Hapori

Community Work Supervisor

Deliver meaningful community projects

Our Community Work Supervisors (Kaitirotiro Mahi Hapori Pāhake) work with people on community work sentences and deliver meaningful projects to schools, community groups, marae, and churches across the country.

The role

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Guide and motivate others

Community Work provides the opportunity for offenders to give back to the community and gain new work skills. You’ll play a key role in this, through being a positive role model and coaching the skills required for the project.

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Make a difference in your community

Community work supervisors support people on Community Work sentences to contribute to meaningful projects for not-for-profit organisations including schools, Department of Conservation, Councils, maraes, and churches.

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Manage and supervise

Supervising work parties of around 8 people, our Community Work Supervisors gain valuable skills in managing people. They have a people-orientated approach with the ability to motivate and encourage, while enforcing the rules.

What you need to know

Health wellness

Time off

4 weeks annual holidays after 1 years’ service, increasing to 5 weeks after six years continuous service

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Salary range of $56,773 - $65, 182


Hours of work

Rostered 9 hour shifts between Monday to Sunday


Career development and training

Induction in Upper Hutt, then on the job training
Progression opportunities to Senior Community Work Supervisor


Skills and experience

Full New Zealand Driver Licence
Good relationship management skills and able to deal with immediate safety risks

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Working across the local community on different projects

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Recent stories

View stories from our Community Work Supervisor team

Recycling and re-purposing for the community

In a new Canterbury Community Corrections initiative, people on community work sentences are turning chip wrappers into warm blankets.

Fostering motivation through carving course

Seven people on Community Work sentence in Otago District have taken part in the first Work and Living Skills (WLS) Oamaru stone workshop.

What's involved with a community work project?

There is a lot more that goes into a community work project than meets the eye. Our Community Work team shares what’s involved and what makes a project a success.