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Kaiarataki Tikanga, Practice Lead

Kaiarataki Tikanga, Practice Lead

Kaiarataki Tikanga, Practice Lead

The Independent Children's Monitor, Wellington and Auckland

Closing Date : 01 Jun 2020

Permanent, Full time, Wellington and Auckland

  • Strengthen practice across front-line teams
  • Support improving outcomes for our tamariki and rangatahi
  • Be part of a new organisation, a new team and a new way of operating

Nau mai, haere mai!  Tirohia tēnei. Welcome! Please check this out.

The Independent Children’s Monitor (the Monitor) is a new organisation set up to provide independent oversight across the Oranga Tamariki System*, monitoring those organisations that have custody and care of tamariki (children) and rangatahi (youth) with a focus on supporting improved outcomes for tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau.

We are now entering an exciting phase of building our monitoring team to be able to fully meet our monitoring and reporting commitments. 

Our values are Kia Māia – to be Courageous; Kia Pono, Kia Tika – to be Trustworthy; Manaaki – to be Respectful; and Kia Huritao – to be Reflective.  We are looking for people who share these values to join us.

The Kaiarataki Tikanga – Practice Lead is a senior role in the Independent Children’s Monitor’s team and is integral to strengthening practice across the front-line Monitor teams. They will provide professional leadership, influence and direction in order to maintain and enhance the level of monitoring excellence and capability.

In this role you will provide quality professional supervision and support individuals’ wellbeing.  You will also be part of the professional development programme - providing peer review and internal quality assurance processes and running professional practice workshops and training, as well as overseeing external development opportunities.

We are looking for people with:

  • experience in the provision of high-quality professional supervision
  • demonstrated successful experience of working with te ao Māori focus
  • the ability to build trusting professional relationships with a wide range of people
  • success with developing and delivering workshops and other learning opportunities

You must also have a tertiary qualification in social work and current registration with the Social Worker Registration Board.

We are initially looking to recruit two Practice Leads – one in Wellington and one in Auckland.  

Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, we will work with short-listed applicants to determine the best approach for interviews, whether they are held in-person or virtually, and future work scenarios. The health and safety of our staff and the community is of the utmost importance.

You can find out more about the Monitor at

How to Apply

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate. 

External applicants (including Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children employees) – please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. 

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter via the “apply” button. All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact 

Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience and capability relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

Click this Link to apply –

Applications Close: Monday 1 June 2020

If you have any questions, please contact   

*The term “Oranga Tamariki system” is used to describe any agency services provided to children and young people under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and includes all agencies that provide services to children in the Oranga Tamariki system, for example health, education and disability services and includes non-government organisations.

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