Kaiārahi Matua - Practice Lead

Ruapōtaka Marae

  • Auckland


Are you passionate about supporting whānau to thrive and achieve their aspirations under a Te Ao Māori Framework? Would you welcome the occasional cuppa with our kuia and koroua, or whanau popping in? Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity as part of a wider team to provide professional leadership, influence and direction in order to maintain and enhance the level of practice excellence and capability? Do you have a keen sense of humour and like a variety of music genres eg.  LAB to Prince Tui Teka?  Kāti nau mai, haere mail!!!

Ko wai mātou? A bit about us.

Ruapōtaka Marae is an urban marae that has been serving the central Auckland communities of Glen Innes and Tāmaki whānui for over 30 years.

He aha te tūranga? What is the role?

Ruapōtaka Marae is a part of the community working in partnership with Tāmaki Regeneration Company.  This partnership provides several opportunities in delivering great outcomes for whānau and acknowledges the challenges and learnings as we move into the future together.   

This role is integral to strengthening practice of Kaiārahi of Ruapōtaka Marae to meet the aspirations of whānau and the wider community. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and innovative person to fill the role. 

Kaiārahi Matua (Practice Lead) 

The Kaiārahi Matua will lead the effective implementation of priorities that align to supporting Ruapōtaka Marae in progressing whānau transformation under Āwhina Tāngata (Whānau by Whānau). The primary purpose of this role is to ensure a clear focus on key strategic practice priorities; to lead the transfer of knowledge and evidence to site practice; to ensure the strengthening of practice competency in the field; and to support the provision of quality professional supervision.

This amazing role requires someone with te reo Māori capability, a knack for keeping in the know regarding practice trends and developments, great communication and relationship skills, knowledge and drive to lift the quality of social work practice and outcomes for whānau through quality assurance insights and reporting and someone who will participate in the occasional waiata session with gusto!

You will enjoy working with a team who are passionate about marae based kaupapa Māori community service and don't mind sharing the occasional kina and fried bread!   

Please contact us for a position description and apply with your Cover Letter and CV to manager@ruapotakamarae.co.nz

Applications will close on 01 February 2021.

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