Senior Pacific Practice Advisor – Oranga Tamariki

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    6 months ago
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 28-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1509363
  • Job Title: Senior Pacific Practice Advisor – Oranga Tamariki
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12 month fixed-term contract/secondment opportunity

Location negotiable

  • Influential role reporting to the National Advisor, Pacific Practice
  • Be part of shaping, driving, and supporting quality practice across the organisation
  • Champion quality practice for tamariki and whānau!

About us

Oranga Tamariki is dedicated to supporting any tamariki in New Zealand whose well-being is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended or are likely to offend. We believe that in the right environment, with the right people to nurture them, tamariki can and should flourish. One of our founding principles is our high aspirations for tamariki Māori and their whānau. We work alongside our community partners to bring about positive outcomes for our children, young people and their whānau.

The Professional Practice Group is responsible for supporting and enhancing the quality of professional practice through the provision of practice related advice, quality assurance and review processes, data and analysis. This group has a critical function in the design and improvement of practice frameworks, models and tools as contributing to the design of major new areas of practice.

About the team

Reporting to the National Advisor Pacific Practice, you will be part of a Pacific practice advice team working alongside another senior advisor and across other teams within the Professional Practice Group.

About the role

The Senior Pacific Practice Advisor contributes to the development of Pacific specific practice systems, tools, frameworks and guidance, and provides specialist expertise and support to ensure the development of robust sustainable practice that leads to improved outcomes for Pacific children, young people and their families.

This position will champion practice excellence for Pacific children and families, utilising community networks and in-depth knowledge of Pacific models of practice.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • In depth knowledge and experience of the aspirations and needs of Pacific peoples including evidence of involvement in Pacific networks
  • Knowledge of and commitment to mana tamaiti, whakapapa and whanaungatanga, and delivering to our Māori cultural framework
  • Knowledge and experience of Pacific practice models
  • Direct and sound practice or relevant operational experience along with evidence of leadership working with others to achieve best practice
  • Strong written, analytical, review and advisory skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including collaboration, advocacy, public presentation
  • A preferred fluency in at least one Pacific language
  • A tertiary qualification or equivalent relevant experience is essential. The qualification may come from a number of different fields of study, including social work or other human science
  • A clean current NZ driver’s licence is preferable
  • Willingness to travel domestically

This role will offer the right candidate the ability to support Oranga Tamariki to continuously improve the quality of its professional practice and thereby to improve the outcomes for tamariki. It will also provide the ability to find creative solutions to challenges in a role where accountability, integrity, courage, respects for self and others, and striving for excellence are highly valued.

What will you get out of it?

We offer a collaborative and innovative culture where our people thrive to adhere to best practice while constantly challenging the status quo making each work day interesting. We value work life balance so flexible work options may be available. There will also be the opportunity to find creative solutions to challenges in a role where accountability, integrity, courage, respect for oneself and others and striving for excellence are highly valued.

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.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site, please do not email through applications and/or CVs.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact

Applications close on Wednesday, 10 February 2021.

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