Team Leader Family Group Conferences – Oranga Tamariki

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Nelson – Marlborough
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/36573
  • Job Title: Team Leader Family Group Conferences – Oranga Tamariki
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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 role – Mō te tūnga

The Team Leader – Family Group Conferences provides leadership to a team of Coordinators who are responsible for convening and holding Family Group Conferences (FGC) under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.

In this role you will be responsible for the FGC workplan across your region. You will provide professional development and supervision to a team of Coordinators focusing on continuous improvement and ensuring a high standard of FGC practice across Oranga Tamariki.

This role could be based in Wellington, Nelson or Blenheim. It covers both the Greater Wellington area as the whole of the Upper South Region (West Coast, Nelson Bays, and Marlborough). The successful candidate will be expected to be mobile throughout the wider Wellington and Upper South Island regions, having a presence in all areas where Coordinators are based.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Managing the FGC function for your region in accordance with legislation
  • Managing and developing a team of FCG coordinators
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including: Site Managers, Site teams, and Practice Leaders
  • Regularly reviewing and improving systems, processes, frameworks, tools, and standards
  • Monitoring demand and quality across FGCs in your region
  • Managing workflows and caseloads for your team
  • Collaborating with the National Advisor FGC in the Professional Practice Group and other FGC Team Leaders to provide tools, resources, guidance, and learning resources for your team
  • Providing reporting and analysis across your region
  • Effectively managing risk

About you – Mōu

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

  • Experience leading a team
  • Ideally a minimum of three years experience of coordinating FGCs or organising and facilitating complex and sensitive group meetings with multiple stakeholders
  • A full, clean driver’s licence
  • Social sector and/or community experience
  • Knowledge of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and other relevant legislation, or experience working with legislation and the ability to learn and apply it quickly
  • Strong understanding of, and experience in of applying the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Experience with facilitation, mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution

We are looking candidates who demonstrate the following skills and behaviours:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences
  • The ability to communicate
  • Aptitude to provide leadership, coaching, mentoring, and enhancing capability in people
  • Strong relationship management skills including experience working in partnership with communities and key stakeholders
  • Ability to suggest improvements based on critical thinking and reflective practice
  • A commitment to Oranga Tamariki’s Māori cultural framework

If you have the following experience or skills it will be advantageous to your application:

  • Fluency in Te Reo
  • Strong relationships within your region, both internally and externally

How to apply – Me pēhea te tuku tono

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 Naomi Houston on

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