Care and Protection Supervisor at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, Southland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Our Invercargill Site is seeking qualified and experienced Supervisor to join us on a permanent basis. Join us in making a meaningful difference to the lives of our tamariki.
Mō mātou | About us
Oranga Tamariki is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the safety and wellbeing of tamariki and that of the community we serve. As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of mana (prestige), tika & pono (doing things the right way), aroha (love) and whākapapa (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our site plan.
This role represents an opportunity to shape a new way of working with culturally grounded solutions and innovations that support our approach and direction toward transformational change for the care and protection system - one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, innovates to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for all.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
This role requires a passion to actively keep tamariki in the hearts and minds of everything we do. You will apply the principles of mana tamaiti, whakapapa and whanaungatanga to your practice, to ensure you are responsive to tamariki and whānau Māori. It's more than a job, it's an opportunity to improve the lived experiences of tamariki and their caregiving communities. We recognise the importance of Kaimahi ora (staff wellbeing) and are committed to ensuring you receive regular supervision and take the necessary breaks needed to restore Oranga and wellbeing.
- Hear tamariki and rangatahi voices and support them or their family/whānau to make positive changes
- Work alongside various cultural groups and people from different backgrounds
- Complete initial safety checks and assessments on the child, young person, and family/whānau
- Work alongside partners in our community, non-government organisations and state sector agencies
- Transition children and young people back to their families/whānau or into their forever home
- Be an advocate on behalf of tamariki to ensure they have the support and resources needed to reach their full potential
Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring
- Success in leading and supporting other social workers and/or initiatives that improve the quality of social work practice
- Cultural awareness and an understanding of Tikanga Māori principles
- A commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- Full registration with New Zealand's Social Work Registration Board (SWRB)
- A social worker qualification recognised by the SWRB
- A full, clean and valid driver's licence
- Experience in planning, financial management, resource allocation and performance monitoring processes
- Experience in complex politically sensitive environments
- Strong line management or supervisory ability or potential
- The ability to manage risk and make tough decisions
- Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
- Ability to communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences and build and maintain rapport with others
How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono
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 Info_recruit@ot.govt.nz
Hurry as applications for this role close on 3rd February 2023.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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