Senior Advisor Child-Centred Engagement

Oranga Tamariki

  • Full Time
  • Wellington

Senior Advisor Child-Centred Engagement
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children

Do you have significant social work practice experience and are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have a desire to improve outcomes for tamariki, rangatahi Māori and their whānau, a working knowledge of Te reo me ōna tikanga and you are passionate about shaping and influencing future social work practice using the voices of care experienced tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau? We are looking for a Senior Advisor Child-Centred Engagement, to join our Voices of Children and Young People team, in the Tamariki Advocate Group.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a team that works to ensure tamariki and rangatahi voices are heard throughout Oranga Tamariki. Using engagement, research, Te Ao Māori worldview/principles, participatory and advocacy approaches, the Voices of Children and Young People's team supports Oranga Tamariki to understand tamariki and rangatahi experiences, needs and aspirations, and use these to inform and shape future policies, practices and services.

About us

Our tamariki and rangatahi deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard, and be surrounded by loving whānau. Putting children first guides everything we do here at Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children. Along with that, we value fairness and sincerity. We treat whānau with respect and we think long-term. We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders.

About the role

The purpose of this role is to ensure the Voices of Children and Young People team engages effectively with tamariki and rangatahi Māori. This role will support and champion best practice across Oranga Tamariki, in listening, amplifying and responding to the voices of tamariki and rangatahi. It will help develop guidance, frameworks, training and tools for best practice engagement and create platforms and forums for direct connection between tamariki and rangatahi and the wider organisation.

Skills and experience

Preference will be given to those who have:

  • significant experience working directly with tamariki and rangatahi and their whānau
  • senior social work practice, knowledge, experience and expertise
  • a working knowledge of Te Reo me ōna tikanga
  • experience in practice development and training
  • experience working in a project-environment and ability to develop, manage and deliver projects
  • excellent communication and written skills.

What we offer

We offer a dedicated and supportive team, flexible work options and the opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of vulnerable tamariki and rangatahi.

How to apply

If you are ready to challenge yourself in a role that will make a difference to our tamariki and rangatahi then apply online with your CV and Cover Letter.

For internal Oranga Tamariki employees please apply online through your MyHR careers portal at work. Kindly upload a current CV and Cover Letter as part of your application.

Only applications made online will be accepted.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact

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