Kairaranga a Whanau

Oranga Tamariki

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Enjoy the opportunity to be a part of a value-based organisation and a committed team who are passionate about tamariki and our purposes. We accommodate for professional development, flexible working and a competitive salary.

Are you passionate about putting our tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of everything you do and say? Want to work in a value-based role where you can provide direct and meaningful support? Look no further, we are currently seekinga Kairaranga a Whanau to join our New Plymouth site - working in partnership with nga matua, whanau and caregivers to support the wellbeing of our tamariki and rangatahi.

In this role, you will be supporting Social Workers and Coordinators to identify whanau, hapu and iwi relationships for tamariki. You will also be developing and maintaining relationships with tangata whenua and other key members of cultural groups. You will be providing support in cultural capability and building these capabilities by working in partnership with the Site Manager and Practice Leaders. Another big part of your role will include designing and facilitating hui-a-whanau, especially prior to Family Group Conferences.

In addition, you will cherish and promote an understanding of the process. You will be responsible in decision making processes and facilitating our tamariki and whanau in their development and the strengthening of their whakapapa knowledge.

To be successful in this role, you will need to bring your well-developed relationshipbuilding skills in orderbuild strong networks with local iwi, marae and community. Another key attribute that you will be sharing is your good communication skills specifically in Te Reo Maori both verbally and written. Proven negotiation and advocacy skills at a senior level will be advantageous, as well as strong problem solving, and decision-making skills.

What will you do?

  • Suppot tamariki and rangatahi to be well connected to their whanau
  • Support Social Workers and Co-ordinators to identify whanau, hapu and iwi relationships for tamariki and whanau
  • Organise and facilitate hui-a-whanau, especially prior to Family Group Conferences
  • Assist tamariki, rangatahi and whanau to be well prepared to participate in all whanau decision making processes
  • Where appropriate, support whanau to identify those within the whanau who may be able to offer care to tamariki and rangatahi
  • Support cultural capability building within the site, in partnership with the Site Manager and Practice Leaders
  • Develop and maintain relationships with tangata whenua and key members of other cultural groups

What will you bring?

  • Good understanding and knowledge of te reo me ona tikanga
  • Experience in working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, in particular Maori and Pacifica
  • Experience in working with whanau, hapu, iwi and other cultural groups, to gather knowledge of whakapapa
  • Established relationships and networks with local Iwi, Marae and community
  • The ability to communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences and build and maintain rapport with others
  • The ability to apply the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
  • Excellent computer, verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • A current, full, clean driver's licence

In return we are offering the following:

  • Excellent benefits and wellness support
  • Support in learning Te Reo
  • Salary ranging between $63,885.00 - $89,663.00
  • Flexible working
  • Full training and induction
  • Ongoing support and professional development

How to apply

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you register or login using your work email address. For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site, please do not email through applications and/or CVs.

If you have any queries, please contact Jo Bensonat jo.benson@ot.govt.nz

Applications close Monday, 19 April 2021.


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