Family Home Reliever at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, Northland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- 4 x Casual Family Home Reliver vacancies available!!
- Whangārei Site, Te Tai Tokerau
- Offering an hourly rate of $23.65ph
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The Te Tai Tokerau region operates 5 homes comprised of 2 being Kaupapa Māori, 2 are Short Term stays and 1 is an Emergency whare. When the caregivers have breaks of about 2 to 15 days, Family Home Relievers continue to provide the routine and maintain a safe, caring, responsible and supportive family environment on a 24/7 basis.
The role includes cooking, shopping, recreation activities, helping with homework and supervision etc. The caregiver provides a detailed handover to the reliever. A designated social worker in the Family Homes team liaises with each home and provides the reliever with regular clinical supervision. The social worker for the tamariki provides the care plan for the tamariki and so we're looking for candidates who can also ensure that the activities are carried out and are consistent with the care plan and handover instructions.
An ideal candidate for this role is someone who has flexibility to be available 24 hours per day for a minimum of 4 days in a row and is committed to maintaining a safe, caring, responsible and supportive family environment in the family home. In Oranga Tamariki we're looking for candidates who will be familiar with the care plan for the child/young person and make sure that the activities are carried out and are consistent with the care plan.
Depending on the availability of the candidate, the role may suit someone who only wants occasional work, as much as someone who wants more frequent hours of work.
Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring
Key requirements of the role include:
- Must hold a current full clean driver's licence
- Ability to pass the background checks, which includes police and Oranga Tamariki vetting
- Previous experience in social services work or working with children and young people
- Resilience to manage and support children and young people with varied needs
- Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural practices in particular; knowledge of tikanga Māori, and Pacific peoples' culture
- Behaviour management/conflict resolution skills
- Be a positive role model
- Have a calm and professional manner
- Excellent, listening, oral, written and observations skills
Mō mātou | About us
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do.
Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised. We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders.
We are committed to putting tamariki first, we believe aroha is vital, we respect the mana of people, we are tika and pono, we value whakapapa and we recognise that oranga is a journey.
Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you
We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.
To see all the benefits of working for Oranga Tamariki, please visit https://mahi.orangatamariki.govt.nz/working-with-us/employee-benefits/
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply
Apply online with your CV and Covering Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you apply with a log in using your Oranga Tamariki email address. If you have any questions about role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hurry as applications for this role will close on Wednesday 28th September 2022
At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our kaimahi and the tamariki and whānau we support. Many of our roles require our kaimahi to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in line with the COVID-19 Public Health response 2021 and in accordance with Oranga Tamariki's Vaccination Policy.
As an employee with Oranga Tamariki you may also be asked to undertake COVID-19 tests during your employment.
We will require evidence of your vaccination status or a valid exemption if it is required for the position you have applied for.
If you have any questions around whether vaccination is required for this role please contact email@example.com
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children|
|Category:||Social, welfare & community|
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|File links:||Family Home Reliever (Casual) - position description.pdf|
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