Tāne Advocate

eight73 Consulting

  • Full Time
  • Waikato

Te Whare Oranga Wairua Māori Women’s Refuge aims to prevent family violence in the Taupō / Turangi area and to provide interventions that assist victims to live lives free from violence.  

A unique opportunity has arisen as Tāne Advocate to join the Te Whare Oranga Wairua team, working on this newly established whānau centred programme delivering to Tāne in our community. 

The developing programme will seek to reconnect participants to tikanga, affirm their cultural identify as Māori, and emphasise the contemporary relevance of tikanga to guide their engagement with whānau creating a safe space in their whānau home and creating safety or rules that govern or help to create a safe space.

This is an opportunity for an individual who can incorporate values such as whakapapa, whanaungatanga, mana wāhine and mana tāne and implement mātauranga Māori to bring about positive change. 

The goals of the programme include the restoration of mana and tapu, so individuals and whānau can lead healthy and violent free lives using a strength based and whole whānau approach.

The right person will ideally have:

  • Sound frameworks or models of practice relating to issues of domestic violence, parenting, drug and alcohol and care and protection
  • Previous experience in a social service agency working with vulnerable whanau
  • Experience of working with whānau, hapu and Iwi
  • Understanding of Tikanga and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi Principles
  • A qualification in Social Work and or extensive experience in social services
  • Clear professional boundaries and a non-judgmental manner
  • Be highly motivated, positive, solution focused, and a team player are a must
  • Flexible attitude and 'can do' approach
  • High level of self-awareness
  • Ability to multi-task and deal with competing priorities
  • Ability to work in a fluid and sometimes stressful environment
  • Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa

This position will involve delivery of Family Violence Education Programmes, so facilitation experience is ideal, however, transferable life experience and a can-do attitude goes a long way.

You must have excellent communication, listening and computer skills. Clean, full driver’s licence and positive police vetting results under the Vulnerable Children's Act are also requirements.

A copy of the job description is available.



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