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Selwyn Times: June 27, 2018

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday June 27 2018 9 Advertisement From All Black to Probation Officer If you want a career that makes a difference, come and join us at Corrections. AProbation Officer is key to supporting offenders in achieving change, guiding them to succeed and not come back into the system. This involves meeting with offenders regularly, either at community corrections sites or the offender’s residence to help them meet the requirements of their sentence and have the support they need to do so. Probation Officers also prepare reports and recommendations for the courts and the New Zealand Parole Board. Probation Officers motivate and encourage offenders to make positive changes in their lives, and this often means working closely with friends, family/whanau, programme facilitators and community work supervisors as well as other agencies such as Work and Income, the Salvation Army and Child, Youth and Family. Probation Officers will make referrals to programmes that may assist offenders with an issue or problem specific to their offending type, or that may have contributed to their offending. Paul says that in his Corrections role he likes the way he can help influence and instill a positive change in offender’s behaviors, helping them succeed, from completing their Community Work hours to gaining employment. “It’s taking the time to get to know each person on a personal level, relate to them, and understand the difficulties they may be facing. Once you gain the rapport and respect, it becomes easier to guide them through their sentence and other issues that may be going on in their life.” “I talk to offenders about the importance of integrity. This means we always strive for doing the right thing – even when nobody is MEET PAUL Paul Miller, Probation Officer It’s fair to say the day hard-running Southland No 8 Paul Miller was dropped from the All Blacks was the day the foundations for his career beyond rugby were laid. Miller got just two games in the black jersey before being axed. But he believes the 2001 experience is one that helped prepare him for the job he finds himself in today – a Probation Officer with Corrections in Dunedin working to rehabilitate young offenders. “In rugby I had a lot of adversity,” he says. “There were injuries and setbacks (like not being picked again for the All Blacks) but I learnt to get back up. These things give you strength and resilience and it’s what I try to help young people with today.” watching. Integrity plays a big part in my role, and offenders’ success in maintaining a crime free life.” In his role, Paul is part of the Youth Champions team in Dunedin and says he would like to see more of the young men he works with, reconnect with sport. “Many of these young people live quite chaotic lives. They have the best intentions and ambitions but unfortunately they struggle to maintain their good intentions and reach their goal. That’s where I found the fundamental elements associated with being involved It was a hard lesson for Miller, his playing career over Miller was faced with the question of what to do next. He initially got a job at his old high school, King’s High School in Dunedin, as a sports co-ordinator before noticing vacancies for probation officers during an internet search. “I try to help them develop resilience and integrity, things I learnt from my playing days. I tell them I got knocked down, I had injuries, I had failures, but the important thing is to get back up.” Miller, who has been in the job for just over a year, helps to rehabilitate young people aged between 17 and 24 many of whom have completed prison sentences or who are undertaking community work. “Most have had trouble because of alcohol and substance abuse and my role is to help them plug the gaps and get back on the right track,” he says. “It’s definitely rewarding and for me it’s about the small things like helping a someone prepare for a job interview.” with sport helped. Discussing and planning toward an outcome, taking small steps to help them navigate their journey to an offence free lifestyle.” Paul is part of the Otago District Community Corrections team which manages around 1,000 offenders on sentence in the community at any time. “The diversity of the people you work with makes every day different. I love a challenge and with this role, every day is different. It’s a privilege to be involved with Corrections and part of the Corrections team.” Kahore tetahi o tatou, taea te mahi, hga mahi e taea o tatou katoa Not one of use can do the work as well as all of us working together Find out what it takes to become a Probation Officer July 9 at 8pm. Ask a question at LIVE Q&A