Pae Ora

Working in Health - Pae Ora

Working in an interdisciplinary team of health practitioners, we provide a range of health and wellbeing screening, assessments and treatments from the time offenders are received into prison and into the community.

Are you a good fit?

You could already be ready for a career in our Wellness and Wellbeing teams. Here are some of the key skills and attributes we look for.

Strong clinical experience

Highly reflective and interested in developing their practice further

Good communicator and able to relate to diverse groups of people

High integrity and able to work under pressure

Dependable, honest, and a team player

Why choose us?

  • Create lasting change
  • Supported from the start
  • Ongoing training & development
  • Our whānau support

62% percent of prisoners have had some form of mental health or substance abuse disorder in the last 12 months, and 91 percent have had a lifetime diagnosis. The disorders often went undetected or were not treated prior to prison. By joining Corrections you'll play a part of longer lasting change - truly helping the lives of others.

To get you off to a good start you'll join with other new staff from around the country beginning their careers with Corrections. The Ara Tika programme is delivered from Upper Hutt at Corrections’ National Learning Centre and is an opportunity to be welcomed to the whanau and learn about our work. We'll arrange and pay for travel, accommodation, and food while you're away from home.

Training and development opportunities both help you to grow professionally but also help shape the ways we work. We provide financial assistance and time off to attend internal training sessions, conferences, and study leave to complete your qualifications.

Our teams are based on developing supportive and nurturing relationships. Our health and wellbeing teams work closely with our staff to ensure everyone remains safe and well supported to carry out their work. Outside of your peers, there are health & safety advocates, welfare officers, helplines and external partners so you're never short of awhi, care, and support.

“A highlight for me is seeing how even the smallest amount of change can make a significant difference to offenders.”

Sarah - Principal Psychologist

Roles

Psychologist

Working in an interdisciplinary team of health practitioners, we provide a range of health and wellbeing screening, assessments and treatments from the time offenders are received into prison and into the community.

Nursing

Work with our nēhi (nursing) whānau and be a part of our holistic vision for healthcare.

Programme facilitation

Run therapeutic programmes to help people to understand the factors that led to their offending, take responsibility and work towards change.

How we hire

  • 1. Apply
  • 2. Checks & Screening
  • 3. Meeting you
  • 4. Final checks
  • 5. Getting started

Apply online through our website - you'll answer relevant screening questions and upload your CV and a Cover Letter.

Because of the nature of our work and the high standards of integrity we carry out a number of checks. The types depend on what role you're applying for but typically include criminal conviction checks, an online interview and psychometric assessments.

We'll want to meet you in person and will invite you to come in. We'll do this through an interview, assessment centre, or an onsite job preview. 

We'll work with you to finalise details which may including Medical, Fitness and Drug testing.  We’ll also reach out to your referees to talk to them about your previous work and the skills you have.

Welcome to the whānau! From here we'll sort out getting you ready to start work. For all of our offender facing roles, this includes a comprehensive training programme to support offenders to change their behaviour and to keep yourself and your new team safe.