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A Career as a Dept of Corrections Nurse
Farisha is a third year nursing student and wants to learn more about a career in nursing with the Corrections Department. At the Springhill men's prison she meets Kirstin, a nurse working within the prison who explains what the role involves. Essentially she tells Farisha it is the same as nursing in the community as the full range of heath care services are provided. However those arriving at the prison often haven't taken good care of their health so can often be unwell when they arrive. "You need to be tolerant, patient, kind, and leave your prejudice at the door," says Kirstin. Next up they visit the women's prison in Wiri and meet a patient who believes she may be pregnant. Tests are carried out and the pregnancy is confirmed. Kirstin reassures the woman she will be well cared for during her pregnancy and that there is a mother/baby unit at the prison so she won't be separated from her newborn. Farisha is impressed with what she has seen in both environments and with her strong desire to help others, she believes working as a nurse within the Corrections Department will be a good career role for her in the future. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
Corrections Officer Careers
Hirini is slightly nervous as he arrives at the Spring Hill Corrections Facility to meet corrections officer Hine. It is definitely an intimidating experience to enter a prison but once inside, he relaxes and starts to learn from Hine what her job is all about. Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
Corrections Inmate Employment Instructor Careers
Jeanette is a horticulture instructor at the Spring Hill Corrections Facility and one of the many instructors who teach inmates a variety of skills that will help them gain employment on their release. All the skills taught within the prison are in demand in the community. Nick meets Jeanette and learns the horticulture course is a mix of practical and theory. For many of the inmates, it's the first time they have applied themselves to any type of training course. Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
Corrections Case Manager Careers
Carlene is at the Spring Hill Corrections Facility to meet case manager Conan. He explains to Carlene it's his job is to motivate prisoners for rehabilitation and set them up to return to the community. Carlene soon sees Conan in action after he meets a prisoner who indicates getting money for drugs was why he committed an aggravated robbery. Conan realises the inmate would benefit from a drug rehabilitation programme and that will become part of his routine while in prison. Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career as a Corrections Psychologist and Programme Facilitator (JTJS62011)
Lisa, a psychology student who is interested in working for the Corrections Department when she graduates meets with psychologist Jessica who explains her role as a criminal psychologist. Part of her role is to assess the person to determine what their risk of re-offending is and which treatment programmes would be best suited to them. Being a good listener, building trust and motivating offenders to reflect on their behavior are all core skills employed in this role. Lisa gets to put her communication skills into action when she interviews 'Mark,' an offender who has been through the prison system after assaulting someone in a pub. Jessica reiterates to Lisa it's important to view individuals as a whole, not just look at what they've done. Says Jessica: "We believe people can change." To help people like Mark change their behaviour, a psychologist might refer someone to a Corrections Department Programme Facilitator. Lisa meets Natalie, who explains therapy sessions are part of an offender's rehabilitation and reintegration back into the community. She invites Lisa to sit in on a group therapy session talking about violent behaviour. It is the facilitator's role to promote open discussion amongst the group and offer ideas on how to deal with situations with new skills. Natalie says being a programme facilitator is a rewarding career particularly when you can see change in those you are working with. Find out more about these, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
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