Advisor Child Centred Engagement – Oranga Tamariki

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 22-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1508567
  • Job Title: Advisor Child Centred Engagement – Oranga Tamariki
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Wellington

We are looking for an energetic, motivated and committed person to come and join our innovative team within Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, who are dedicated and fully committed to ensuring tamariki and rangatahi voices are heard and influence policies, practices and services. We are seeking a positive individual, who relates well to tamariki and rangatahi and who is experienced in supporting and enabling participation and self-agency within tamariki and rangatahi. Prior experience in working with tamariki and rangatahi in any of the following – youth development, community/social services, health, education and/or whānau ora.

About us

Our tamariki and rangatahi deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard, and be surrounded by loving whānau. At Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, we’re on a journey to ensure that it happens.

The purpose of the Advisor Child-Centred Engagement role is to:

  • ensure the voices of tamariki and rangatahi Māori are heard and prioritised
  • engage with tamariki and rangatahi of all ages, stages, communication abilities and cultures to understand their experiences, needs and aspirations
  • communicate and advocate for tamariki and rangatahi needs and aspirations to shape policies, practices, and services
  • develop and champion engagement practices that support tamariki and rangatahi of all ages, stages, communication abilities and cultures to have a voice
  • support the delivery of high-quality engagement and research projects that enable tamariki and rangatahi to be heard across Oranga Tamariki
  • educate and build the capability of others in Oranga Tamariki to ensure tamariki and rangatahi voices are heard and influence decisions.

Skills and experience:

  • Preference will be given to those who have significant experience working directly with tamariki and rangatahi, especially tamariki Māori
  • Experience in understanding and advocating for the needs of tamariki and rangatahi
  • Experience working in a project-environment
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • A working knowledge of te reo Māori, Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi an advantage

How to apply

Please apply by clicking the ‘apply’ button below, applications must be made online. Please ensure you upload your CV and covering letter as they are an important part of your application.

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

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

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Roxana Anderson on roxana.anderson@ot.govt.nz

Applications close Friday, 12 February 2021.

Position description: https://www.msd.govt.nz/hr/documents/position-descriptions/mvcot/advisor-child-centred-engagement-position-description-ot.pdf