Case Leader

Oranga Tamariki

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Auckland

Permanent, full-time, Manurewa

Our Youth Justice Residence 'Korowai Manaaki' provides a safe, secure and supportive environment where young people who have offended can make changes and get their lives back on track. In addition to maintaining secure facilities, we aim to help rehabilitate young offenders. Case Leaders understand that the causes of offending are complex, and that successfully dealing with young offenders, demands action beyond simple punitive measures.

Mō mātou - About us

Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do.

In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey

Mō te tūnga - About the role

The main responsibility for our Case Leaders is to ensure interventions, programmes and steps are put in place for tamariki and rangatahi. These plans must address a range of different aspects including underlying criminogenic, behavioural, addiction and health (physical and mental) needs to enable a successful transition out of residential care and into employment, a vocational pathway or a stable external environment. As a Case Leader you will identify and coordinate a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure rangatahi get the support they need 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This may include leading the programme design and delivery of clinical and therapeutic intervention services, and is a great opportunity to use your knowledge of clinical practice and behavioural therapies to help deliver positive results.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu - What you will bring: 

  • An undergraduate degree level qualification in psychology, education, social work, nursing (mental health)
  • Knowledge of 'Risks Needs Responsivity' (RNR) and practical applications in writing up care plans for rangatahi
  • Experience working with a multi-agency team
  • Able to conduct assessments and write court reports
  • Culturally responsive practice and a good understanding of tikanga Māori
  • Competency in clinical practice and working with adolescents
  • Good understanding of the practical application of a range of different ecological and behavioural models
  • Full and clean driver's licence

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

  • The potential to change lives in a challenging yet rewarding environment
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Oranga Tamariki employment benefits including discounts on Southern Cross and Westpac insurances

To see all the benefits of working for Oranga Tamariki, please visit

Applications close Thursday, 21 October 2021.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Apply online by clicking 'apply now' please include your CV and cover letter.

If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee, please register or log in using your Oranga Tamariki e-mail address.

If you have any queries, please contact

Oranga Tamariki is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role. We also support flexible working arrangements.

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