Careers at Corrections

Be the change

Featured opportunities

Pōneke career events

Thinking about a career with Ara Poutama Aotearoa? Join us at our career events to hear from our Wellington team, see our spaces and explore a career with us either in the community or at our prisons.

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Hawkes Bay Māori Pathways

There’s big changes in the Department of Corrections aimed at lowering the proportion of Māori in the system. Come and help us make a difference for Māori in the corrections system.

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Our Psychologists assess and treat individuals who have a high risk of re-offending and who often present with complex psychological issues. Working both in the prison and in the community, they assess needs and provide one-on-one or group treatment.

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Explore our teams


Support offenders in prison and the community to complete rehabilitation programmes and keep communities safe.

Health and Wellbeing

Provide a range of health services and provide special coordinated services for those at risk.

Programmes and Rehabilitation

Help offenders to take responsibility, motivate change and gain new skills.


Work behind the scenes to support frontline and regional operations.


Volunteering assists offenders to meet their rehabilitative needs and transition back into society.

Summer Interns

Offers university students the opportunity to undertake work related to their studies, and in turn gain first-hand experience of the public sector.

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A highlight for me is seeing an offender's family benefit from the work we have done and not seeing the person come back to prison.

Conan - Case Manager
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How we hire