Librarian – Rolleston Prison

About the Job

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to provide educational support services in our goal to reduce reoffending.

As a Librarian with library assistant duties reporting to the Principal Adviser Rehabilitation and Learning, you will engage with a wide range of people by providing professional services. You will aide literacy needs, engage constructive use of leisure time, support educational initiatives and open pathways for reintegration and rehabilitation.

Primary responsibilities include;

  • Overseeing the prison library, its resources and providing a welcoming space available to function in many learning and rehabilitative levels
  • Maintaining the functioning of the library space, including procurement and updating of all its resources and keeping it modern and engaging to people of all ages and learning levels
  • Being creative and open in the use of the library, how to engage new users within the space and to the delivery of ‘programmes’ associated with learning and education
  • Cataloguing all resources including fiction and non-fiction books, puzzles, periodicals and learning material
  • Overseeing the issuing and returns process on site and ensuring appropriate loan protocols are observed

With a strength of integrity and resilience, you will be respectful and courteous in your tasks whilst ensuring the protocols of prison operations are observed to the full.

The preferred candidate will;

  • be proactive in nature, quick to identify, address and resolve the needs of your customers,
  • be meticulous in the recording and maintaining of information,
  • possess a calm and professional manner,
  • demonstrate a sensitivity to the needs of a client base with varying literacy levels and diverse cultural needs and expectations
  • deliver a high level of service to our team.

A full driver licence is essential in this position.

Previous library experience and Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 5) or equivalent are desirable.

Hōkai Rangi is the Department’s organisational strategy for the next 5 years. It recognises and builds on the good work we are already doing, however, it also looks to find new and alternative ways to achieve better outcomes for the people in our care and their whanau which will result in reduced reoffending.

Our Values

  • Rangatira – Leadership, Manaaki – Respect, Wairua- Spirituality,
  • Kaitiaki – Guardianship, Whanau – Relationships

Corrections embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and celebrate the collective talent of all employees.

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