Care and Protection Coordinator

Oranga Tamariki

  • Permanent
  • Auckland

Coordinator Care and Protection - permanent - South Auckland

New Zealand is internationally recognised as a world leader in Family Group Conferences. As a Coordinator Care and Protection, you will be part of a team who is responsible for leading this complex and challenging process. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team as a Care and Protection Coordinator, working with our transitioning our young people to independence. You will be responsible for managing Family Group Conferences in accordance with the Oranga Tamariki Act.

You will work as an integrated part of our community to lead and support Care and Protection Family Group Conferences, engaging with tamariki and rangatahi and their whānau, professionals, and Care and Protection Social Workers. You will make sure we take a unified approach to support tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau, ensuring all decisions are whānau led, and are in the best interest of the tamariki/rangatahi.

This is a challenging role so you will require strong facilitation and mediation skills to ensure all decisions are in the best interest for the young person's safety and protection. You will be working with young people and their families supporting them to transition to independence.

In this role you will be expected to operate in a supportive role to help achieve our goals and demonstrate our values as follows: 

  • 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

To be considered for this role, you will need to be a dynamic, agile, and fast past Coordinator who has well-developed experience in front line delivery and the ability to build strong strategic relationships. Having the ability to influence and motivate transformative change within a complex environment will be the key to your success. Having resilience, and to be self-motivated will also be advantageous.

What you will bring - Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu

  • Strong Community Networks with an ability to connect well and build strong trusting relationships with Tamariki/Rangatahi, Whānau and Community
  • Strong Facilitation skills with the ability to plan, identify appropriate supports and apply relevant FGC standards and practices throughout this process
  • Ability to self-direct and manage own workload with clear communication - including strong report writing skills
  • Champion the principles of the Oranga Tamariki Maori Cultural Framework and have a good understanding of section 7(AA) of The Oranga Tamariki Act
  • Upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and demonstrating this in practice
  • Strong mediation skills
  • A valid and clean New Zealand's driver's licence

What's in it for you - Nōu te rourou

In return we provide a fascinating and rewarding career with flexible working opportunities and a committed team environment where we thrive to make a difference. We offer a competitive salary as well as a generous benefit -

We also offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.

How to apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono

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 questions about the role, please contact

Applications close Monday, 18 October 2021.

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