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Kai Tohutohu Matua Aroturuki / Kai Tohutohu Aroturuki, Advisor / Senior Advisor

Kai Tohutohu Matua Aroturuki / Kai Tohutohu Aroturuki, Advisor / Senior Advisor

Kai Tohutohu Matua Aroturuki / Kai Tohutohu Aroturuki, Advisor / Senior Advisor

The Independent Children's Monitor, Wellington and Auckland

Closing Date : 01 Jun 2020

Permanent, full time, Wellington and Auckland

  • Support improving outcomes for our tamariki and rangatahi
  • Build meaningful connections with your community
  • Flexible working supported and professional development provided

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 Kai Tohutohu Matua Aroturuki/Kai Tohutohu Aroturuki – Senior Advisor/Advisor Monitoring are the public face of the Monitor.  They spend most of their time working in small groups, engaging with the community to talk, understand and record the experience of whānau, tamariki and rangatahi, family, professionals, carers and other groups and people who participate in the Oranga Tamariki System.  Understanding the context and intricacies of these engagements and the role of whakawhanaungatanga (establishing relationships) and manaakitanga (showing respect, generosity and care) in this work is essential.

We are looking for people with:

  • proven ability to build meaningful connections with a wide range of people and organisations
  • empathy and judgement to adapt to the context and circumstances
  • mature interview and engagement techniques
  • good writing skills and the ability to draft site reports and other professional documents
  • an analytical and curious mind that will consider a range of data to support conclusions

We know that providing development opportunities will be one of the keys to our success.  We have a comprehensive Core and Foundational Learning Programme for all new staff including engaging with children, child development and cultural capability.  We will also enable staff to maintain any relevant professional registrations.    

We are initially looking to recruit Advisors and Senior Advisors in Wellington and Auckland; however, we will genuinely consider strong candidates based elsewhere.

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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