The Ministry for Children—Oranga Tamariki supports children and young
people in New Zealand. We put tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of
everything we do and are focused on improving their wellbeing and
positive long-term outcomes.

The voices of children and young people underpin the design and operation of our services.

We have two exciting new fixed term opportunity available in 2019 at
our Tauranga sites, Nga Parirau – Tauranga East and Te Ahuru Mowai –
Tauranga West for a Kairaranga a Whānau position.

These are full time positions for a fixed term of 12 months.

The purpose of this role is to support our staff to identify whānau,
hapu and Iwi relationships and ensure that tamariki and whānau stay well
connected. This role will include facilitating hui-a-whānau.

The role will involve undertaking whānau whakapapa searching.
Improving participation in whānau decision making processes which will
include working closely with our staff to ensure that the best outcomes
are made for our tamariki and rangatahi.

We offer:

•        A positive work environment where you get to directly make a
difference to the lives of tamariki and rangatahi in the community.

•        A competitive market salary.

•        A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career.

•        On-going training and regular supervision.

In order to be successful for the role, you will:

•        Have the ability to quickly build rapport with tamariki and rangatahi.

•        Have a good understanding and knowledge of te reo māori me ōna tikanga.

•        The ability to engage whānau and facilitate a hui-a-whānau process with a focus on safe plans for tamariki.

•        Have established relationships and networks with local Iwi, Marae and in the community.

•        Be self-motivated with the ability to engage with Oranga Tamariki social workers and support agencies.  

•        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

•        A clean, current NZ driver's license is essential.

If you think you have what it takes, and are dedicated to achieving
positive change for tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau in the
community, then we want to hear from you.

If you have any questions about the role please contact the panel chair Penny Brooks at penny.brooks@ot.govt.nz

Applications close: Sunday, 25th of November 2018 with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be undertaken during the week of the 3 December 2018.

How to apply:

Internal Oranga Tamariki employees – please apply
through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR
employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

All external applicants including MSD employees –
please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover
letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note, all applications
must be made online.

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