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Pukenga Tupono Service and Relationship Advisor


Chapman Employment Relations Ltd

Closing Date : 08 Jun 2020

Tū Pono Te Mana Kaha o te whānau o Te Tauihu was formed in 2017 after a series of hui to build a stronger Māori response to ending whanau violence.   The aim of the Tu Pono approach is to dispel the notion that violence and all forms of harmful behaviour within whanau should be accepted as normal or traditional Maori behaviour.

This desire to challenge the normalisation of violence within whānau led to the development of Tū Pono. Designed and led by whanau, the approach has gained momentum in Te Waipounamu through support from Whānau Ora commissioning agency Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu who work with key influencers within whānau and communities to lead the campaign. 

The objective is to create safe places and safe spaces for whānau to strategise ways to eliminate family violence at a local level.

We are now looking for the right person to fill this full-time permanent position based in the Top of the South and initially focusing on the Marlborough region.

The position offers an opportunity to make a significant contribution to strengthen the capacity of support for whānau to prevent the impact of violence within their lives.  It is a new role that will take the lead on implementing the 2019/2020 workplan developed by Tū Pono Te Mana Kaha o te whānau o Te Tauihu.

It is envisaged that 80% of pūkenga time will focus on implementation of the strategic priorities as listed in the workplan, and 20% will be direct support provided to whānau impacted by violence.

The right person for this position will have the following essential skills and knowledge:

  • Te Reo Māori me ngā tikanga, with the ability to translate this into strategy and practice.
  • A tertiary qualification relevant to the kaupapa of Tu Pono.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of social services.
  • Evidenced ability on strategy and operational implementation.
  • Proven relationship management and expert communication skills.
  • Strong track record in working within and understanding of family violence.
  • Demonstrated experience in empowering whanau to achieve their moemoea.
  • Have no criminal convictions that would impact on the position of Tu Pono.
  • Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Clean Drivers Licence.
  • Demonstrated information technology skills.

The Tū Pono Framework aims to create intergenerational change to empower whānau to be in a position where they can make changes.  By engaging at a local level, the successful applicant will help to develop authentic and trusting relationships where hard conversations can be held.

The job description is attached below for your reference.

Please contact us in confidence to discuss further or to apply, send your cover letter and CV to Donna Scholfield, Chapman Employment Relations, donna@chapmaner.co.nz, phone 021 277 3006.

Applications close on Monday, 8 June 2020 at 5pm.





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