Coordinator Care and Protection

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Manawatu – Wanganui
  • Date Advertised: 09-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1455690
  • Job Title: Coordinator Care and Protection
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Coordinator Care and Protection – Oranga Tamariki – Horowhenua Site

At Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, we are passionate in making a positive difference to the life of tamariki and rangatahi. Our goal is to establish a multiagency approach to protecting and caring for New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi.

We are currently seeking a motivated Care and Protection Coordinator to join our Horowhenua Site. In this role you will be responsible in managing and coordinating complex and challenging processes of our Family Group Conferences.

A big part of your role focuses on you taking part in a joined-up approach to support the tamariki, rangatahi. You will be working in partnership with the whanau to guide and ensure all decisions delivered are to the best interest of our tamariki and rangatahi. You will also need to have a strong and balance organisational skill to manage and support Family Group Conference processes. 

Your work will involve you working as an integrated part of our community to manage care and protection through engaging with mokopuna and their whanau. One of the key focus in your role is providing professionals advise on family led decisions that support whanau in developing positive outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi. 

To be successful in this role, you will need to:

  • Have a well-established networking and relationship building skills
  • Have the ability to operate in a bi-cultural environment with knowledge of Tikanga Maori
  • Have a well-developed conflict resolution attribute
  • Have a good communication skill and to be able to speak and engage with tamariki and rangatahi in an age-appropriate way

What we offer in the role:

  • A competitive salary between $64,768.67 – $82,543.74
  • On-going training and regular supervision
  • A fun and dedicated team who are committed to the highest standards of strengths-based Social Work 
  • A fascinating and rewarding work environment 

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 Ministry of Social Development 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. 
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Eva Fone at

Applications close:  Friday 20 March 2020


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