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Kaihaumanu - Prevention & Reassurance Advisor

NZ Police
Job Category:
Community Services
Northland - Kerikeri
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Kaihaumanu - Prevention & Reassurance Advisor

Based in Far North, Northland District

Permanent, Full Time

Salary Range $64,813.00 - $87,693.00

Job Requisition 11187



Ka nukunuku, ka nekeneke; Ka nukunuku, ka nekeneke, Titiro ki ngä wai o Tokerau e hora nei me he Pïpïwharauroa ki tua, Takoto te pai! Takoto te pai! Whiti whiti, tata tata! Whiti whiti, tata tata! He ra taua ki tua, Takoto te pai! Takoto te pai!


E ngä reo, e ngä mana, e ngä karangatanga whitia I te korero, whakarongo mai ra!


Haere mai, nau mai e te tangata e hiahia ana I te türanga o tënei türanga hou ko te  Kaiarahi- Whanau Harm / Youth Prevention.   He mahi rangatira tënei e ärahi ana i to tätou waka kia tutuki I ta tätou umanga kia noho haumaru ai te hunga tai tamariki ki roto ki tënei whare tapu o tätou. Kia oho! Kia Mataara!


Tena koe - Northland Police are looking for a suitably qualified and skilled person to work as a Kaihaumanu, focused on youth and whanau harm prevention.  This is an exciting new position for someone who has a passion for working and engaging young people and whanau.  The successful applicant will be someone who is a practitioner of both te reo Maori me öna tikanga and is able to utilise these concepts to create opportunities of whanau harm and prevention solutions.


This position is calling for someone who understands the Dynamics of Whanaungatanga and is innovative and a practitioner of tikanga Maori who is able to lead programmes of work focused on whanau harm, in particular where Maori Youth participate as both offenders and victims.  The successful person should be someone who has strong communication skills and a good knowledge of rural communities and will be able to work in isolation and contribute to Our Business and strategies (Prevention First, Turning Of The Tide, Safer Journeys while working with other Government and Community organisations on behalf of New Zealand Police.


The successful applicant will work closely with New Zealand Police staff to improve the well-being of youth, whanau and communities, in particular Maori, utilising tikanga Maori, innovation, Police High Performance Framework and strong leadership that creates resilience, safer whanau and reflects the values of the organisation and the aspirations and expectations of our communities.  We are interested in someone who has specific skills in working with, but not limited to, young Maori men and who has experience in facilitating programmes of change and or innovation to effect change.


Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrate by way of examples an ability to utilise Tikanga Maori as a prevention tool, in particular to address whanau harm and issues involving young people
  • Demonstrate by way of examples an ability to lead, engage and influence people through challenging situations
  • Demonstrates by way of example an ability to manage accountability e.g. case management, reporting, time and resource management

Core Competencies - Level 1 Individual Contributor:

  • Innovate
  • Communicate
  • Deliver
  • Partner

For more information about the above core competencies, visit "Our Values" on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.

No reira, nau mai, kia kaha mai ra!

Special Requirements:

  • A Core Children's worker security check is required.
  • An understanding of the Dynamics Of Whanaungatanga is essential.
  • A knowledge of Social Work and interagency collaboration is useful but not critical

Additional Information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in the Mid/Far North Area

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Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs website are no longer considered and will only be accepted when formally submitted through the New Zealand Police website (link provided above).


Please note, if you are an existing Police employee (excluding Contractors) you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you have any questions about this vacancy please email the Hiring Manager at  prior to the closing date.


Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 26th September 2019.

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