HAERE MAI - WELCOME TO

Ara Poutama Aotearoa

Join our team

Nursing whānau

If caring is your calling, we're on the search for nēhi to join our team.

It's digital

With a difference

We’re looking for dedicated and forward-thinking individuals to support an exciting work programme transforming our digital systems across Ara Poutama Aotearoa.

Making things better. Keeping you safe.

If you're looking for a career with purpose and mana, where you can make a difference, then a career at Ara Poutama Aotearoa could be for you.

Values

Our five values aren't just what we believe, they guide us in everything we say and do.

Wairua

We are unified and focused in our efforts.

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Wairua

We develop supportive relationships.

  • We proactively involve whānau/family, the wider community and other professionals and work collaboratively to achieve better outcomes.
  • Whanuangatanga (process to establish engagement and connections between people) is something we do inherently.
  • We engage with people to link them with their whānau and provide a community of support where all opinions are considered and respected.
  • We work as a team and share information to achieve better outcomes.

Whānau

We develop supportive relationships.

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Whānau

We develop supportive relationships.

  • We proactively involve whānau/family, the wider community and other professionals and work collaboratively to achieve better outcomes.
  • Whanuangatanga (process to establish engagement and connections between people) is something we do inherently.
  • We engage with people to link them with their whānau and provide a community of support where all opinions are considered and respected.
  • We work as a team and share information to achieve better outcomes.

Manaaki

We care for and respect everyone.

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Manaaki

We care for and respect everyone.

  • We proactively involve whānau/family, the wider community and other professionals and work collaboratively to achieve better outcomes.
  • Whanuangatanga (process to establish engagement and connections between people) is something we do inherently.
  • We engage with people to link them with their whānau and provide a community of support where all opinions are considered and respected.
  • We work as a team and share information to achieve better outcomes.

Kaitiaki

We are responsive and responsible.

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Kaitiaki

We are responsive and responsible.

  • We proactively involve whānau/family, the wider community and other professionals and work collaboratively to achieve better outcomes.
  • Whanuangatanga (process to establish engagement and connections between people) is something we do inherently.
  • We engage with people to link them with their whānau and provide a community of support where all opinions are considered and respected.
  • We work as a team and share information to achieve better outcomes.

Rangatira

We demonstrate leadership and are accountable.

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Rangatira

We demonstrate leadership and are accountable.

  • We proactively involve whānau/family, the wider community and other professionals and work collaboratively to achieve better outcomes.
  • Whanuangatanga (process to establish engagement and connections between people) is something we do inherently.
  • We engage with people to link them with their whānau and provide a community of support where all opinions are considered and respected.
  • We work as a team and share information to achieve better outcomes.

We're hiring now

We have vacancies across the motu in a range of careers.  Explore the current vacancies and start your journey with us today!

Meet our teams

It takes a village to do what we do. Explore our range of teams to learn more about the roles within Ara Poutama Aotearoa.

Rārangi whakamua - Custodial

A career inside in our custodial environment means working face-to-face with people who have offended. As a custodial staff member it's your role to ensure safety and improve the oranga of prisoners' while they are with us.

Hapori - Community

Support offenders in the community to complete their order or sentence. You will be aiming to engage and positively motivate people to ensure the safety of the community.

Hauora me to Oranga - Health & Wellbeing

Working in an interdisciplinary team of health practitioners, we provide a range of health and well-being screening, assessments and treatments for people inside prison and out in the community.

āe Rangatōpū - Corporate

Those that work in our corporate sector are behind the scenes to support our 24-hour front line operations. From programme designers, researchers, and policy advisers, to teams working in communications, property, legal, human resources, and information technology.

Recent stories

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There are plenty of reasons to join our whānau. Meet some of the team here to learn their story.

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