About us – Mō mātou
Oranga Tamariki- Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:
About the residence – E pa ana ki te Kāenga
Our Youth Justice Residences provide a safe, secure and supportive environment where rangatahi in our care can make changes to get their lives back on track. Whakatakapokai is one of five Youth Justice Residences operating across Aotearoa that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week providing residential placements and programmes for rangatahi aged 13 to 19 years who have been charged with or convicted of an offence. Our vision at Whakatakapokai is to create a unique, culturally focused, therapeutic, safe and restorative care environment that enables rangatahi to strengthen their connection with whānau, hapū, iwi and their culture; and develop the skills to make positive decisions to support them to flourish and transform their lives, reducing the risk of reoffending.
Whakatakapokai is strongly focused on achieving positive change in rangatahi through education, skill development, vocational programmes, and therapeutic and cultural interventions using a Māori world centric view (Te Ao Māori). Our overall goal is that rangatahi who come into our care are positively integrated back into their community and reduce the risk of reoffending with their mana restored.
About the role – Mō te tūnga
The focus of programming work is to ensure that when a rangatahi is in Residence, the time is used efficiently and effectively to prepare them for a successful transition to a stable living arrangement, post Residence. As part of the Therapeutic Specialist Support team, the Programme Coordinator will work closely other Residential staff to arrange the provision of programmes identified in behavioural plans and interventions developed for rangatahi in our care.
The role will involve:
About you – Mōu
To apply for this role, you must demonstrate the following qualifications and experience: