Programme Coordinator – Oranga Tamariki – Auckland

  • Company:
    Maori Pacific Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
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Job Description

  • Permanent, full-time, Whakatakapokai, Auckland
  • 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:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey
  • 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:

  • sourcing and arranging for the provision of programmes as identified in behavioural plans and interventions developed for rangatahi to address behavioural difficulties, increase positive behaviour, and meet therapeutic and rehabilitative needs
  • working closely with external providers and Kaiarahi, Rangatahi Mentors, and care teams to ensure programmes and content are relevant to behavioural plans, interventions and the needs of rangatahi
  • monitoring programme delivery and outcomes and working with providers to ensure programme cost-effectiveness
  • building and maintaining sound relationships and networks with external programme providers
  • ensuring the delivery of programmes is in accordance with the relevant legislation, codes of practice and the Ministry’s policies.
  • About you – Mōu

    To apply for this role, you must demonstrate the following qualifications and experience:

  • Proven experience in a social service agency training or similar role working with a theoretical framework for the delivery of training and education
  • Knowledge of, and established links to, community networks and experience working in collaboration and conjunction with community service providers, government departments, including effective work in cross cultural environments and contexts
  • Demonstrated empathy for working with rangatahi
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal with the ability to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with others
  • Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural issues and concerns, in particular, knowledge of tikanga Maori and the kawa of local iwi
  • The ability to collaborate with others and work as one team
  • A commitment to Oranga Tamariki’s Māori cultural framework.