Service Broker – Oranga Tamariki

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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Bay of Plenty
  • Date Advertised: 29-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/31892
  • Job Title: Service Broker – Oranga Tamariki
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Service Broker, Care & Protection – Bay of Plenty – Fixed Term

Do you enjoy solving complex issues and have strong relationships across the social sector? Do you  have several years’ experience working cross-sector? We have a great full time fixed term/secondment opportunity available until the 30th of June 2021 as a Service Broker in our Bay of Plenty region that could be right up your alley today!


What you will do?

The Service Broker will be a key collaborator to the regional Leadership team and will engage at various levels across the organisation and with external partners. Being an innovative thinker, you will be driven to improve our services and work automatously to connect people to help our kids be set up to succeed.

We are seeking a dynamic individual who has exceptional relationship management and problem-solving skills for a newly created role. As a Service Broker you will be a key go to person in identifying and facilitating customised support for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau that need alternative options. This role will liaise and partner with internal and external parties such as; Site Managers, Social Workers, Ministries of Health and Education, NGO’s and Gateway teams. Travelling for this role is key as you will need to engage within the community from within the Bay of Plenty region and associated DHBs.


What you will bring?
•    Experience at a senior level as a Supervisor/Advisor either in the health, education or social service sector
•    Be a known as a superstar when it comes to working with people
•    Strong problem-solving skills
•    Ability to demonstrate understanding of, and commitment to, our treaty and legislative requirements to Māori, especially tamariki Māori
•    Be tech savvy to connect into regular distance meetings
•    Have a sound knowledge and appreciation of issues and priorities facing tamariki, rangatahi and whanau

This is an exciting time of change for Oranga Tamariki, and an excellent opportunity to see the difference your work can make to the future of New Zealand.


Who are we?

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children works to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of children and young people. With over 3,500 staff New Zealand wide, Oranga Tamariki supports families and whānau to provide a safe, stable and loving home for their children. It is our guiding belief that “in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish”.

Services for Children and Families are the pivotal operational group that delivers services and support through intensive intervention, assessment and investigation, family group conferences, transition services and social work. We are on an ambitious journey to transition to new and enhanced services for tamariki and their whānau.


How to apply?

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Sravani Peddibhotla on  


Hurry as application close on the 14 February 2020


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