Kairaranga &#256 Wh&#257nau – Taumarunui

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  • Location: Bay of Plenty
  • Date Advertised: 20-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1497426
  • Job Title: Kairaranga &#256 Wh&#257nau – Taumarunui
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Kairaranga Ā Whānau – full-time, one year fixed-term – Taumarunui

Maranga Mai! Marewa Ake!

Kua whakaritengia e te Manatū Oranga Tamariki ki Taumarunui tēnei tūranga rangatira. Mēnā kei a koe ngā pukenga, me te ngākaunui mō ēnei momo mahi, me tukua mai tou tono inaianei tonu.

  • Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of tamariki, rangatahi, taiohi?
  • Are you passionate about reunification of tamariki, rangatahi, taiohi with their whakapapa, with their whānau?
  • Promote the protection and wellbeing of tamariki, rangatahi, taiohi
  • Join a team that considers themselves whānau

Who are we?

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. We are a leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma informed and effective for all cultures. Everything we do is underpinned by the principles of Mana Tamaiti, Whakapapa and Whakawhanaungatanga.

What you will do?

The purpose of this role is to support our staff to identify whānau, hapū and iwi relationships and ensure that tamariki and whānau stay well connected.

This role will also provide support to Social Workers (or Coordinators) to enable good decision making for the safety and well-being of tamariki and rangatahi by facilitating Hui-ā-Whānau, connecting and identifying key people in the wider whānau/hapū/iwi who will actively contribute to the decision making. Where appropriate, Kairaranga a Whānau will support whānau to identify those within the whānau, hāpū or iwi who may be able to offer care to tamariki and rangatahi.

Kairaranga ā Whānau have an important role in supporting Oranga Tamariki in meeting the requirements of Section 7 AA 2 (b).

Section 7 AA 2 (b): the policies, practices, and services of the department have regard to mana tamaiti (tamariki) and the whakapapa of Māori children and young persons and the whanaungatanga responsibilities of their whānau, hapū, and iwi.

What you will bring?

  • The ability to quickly build rapport with tamariki and rangatahi
  • A good understanding and knowledge of te reo me ōna tikanga
  • The ability to engage whānau and facilitate a Hui-a-whānau process with a focus on safe plans for tamariki
  • Established relationships and networks with local Iwi, Marae and community
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and engagement skills
  • A clean, current NZ driver’s licence is essential

What’s on offer?

  • A salary range between $63,885 – $89,663
  • Flexible work opportunities and full compensation for any overtime hours worked
  • A great, supportive team environment who will welcome you with open arms
  • A rewarding career where you will work in a values-based role which is truly making a difference
  • Regular supervision, training and career development opportunities
  • Colleagues who are committed to the highest standards of strengths-based social work practice
  • Practical experience to coach and mentor staff
  • Access to a generous Southern Cross health plan and banking package with Westpac

What team you will work with?

The Taumarunui site is values-driven and we support each other professionally and personally. We are a small but mighty team continually striving to be and do better for each other and ultimately for our tamariki, whānau, hapū, Iwi and community. We joined the Taupō site in February 2020 under the korowai of Ariki Tā Tumu Te Heuheu of Ngāti Tūwharetoa. We interact with the Taupō team regularly.

How to apply?

Apply online with your CV, cover letter, copy of your social worker qualification and SWRB details. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If you are applying from overseas, you will be required to provide a copy of your IELTS certificate.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Sravani Peddibhotla on Sravani.peddibhotla@ot.govt.nz

Hurry as application close on Thursday, 3 December 2020.

To see more about this exciting role, check out the position description: http://www.msd.govt.nz/hr/documents/position-descriptions/mvcot/kairaranga-a-whanau-position-description-august-2019-002-.pdf