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Coordinator Youth Justice

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Community Services
Gisborne - Gisborne
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Youth Justice Coordinator




At Oranga Tamariki, we work with some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the country. And we're passionate about it. Applications are invited for a Youth Justice Coordinator position to join our Gisborne team.




This is a senior role working within the Tairawhiti Youth Justice team working in partnership with young offenders and their Families, Iwi, Courts, Police Youth Aid, Youth Development Officers, Council Youth Workers, Schools, and Community organisations to find the right local solutions to reduce the rate and severity of youth re-offending. 



The Youth Justice Coordinator works with families and the wider community to hold the young person accountable and to address the factors which have led them to offend. They utilise the combined knowledge of community resources, networks and opportunities to create an alternative offending free future for the young person.    An effective Youth Justice Coordinator is organised, methodical and a great communicator and facilitator. Excellent written communication and PC skills are required as report writing is a key component of this position.


The Youth Justice Coordinator is responsible for managing Family Group Conferences (FGCs) in terms of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. This role is defined in law and has responsibilities to convene and hold Family Group Conferences.


Successful candidates will need to be outcome focused and demonstrate:


  • excellent group facilitation and mediation skills
  • experience in the Youth Justice / social services sector
  • a sound knowledge of youth law and/or practice or able to understand law and work within its boundaries
  • skilled networking and community relationship building
  • energy and motivation with the ability to work flexible hours
  • interest in improving the community
  • the capability to implement change successfully
  • the ability to work in culturally appropriate ways with children, young people and their families. 
  • You will also need excellent written and oral communication or good at communicating information in a clear, easy to understand way to a diverse audience
  • A full drivers licence and strong computer skills or able to drive distances and hold a full clean driver's licence
  • computer literate with the ability to write court reports and other notes
  • FGC Accreditation is desirable. 


We can offer you:


  • a salary between $62,870 -80,124
  • a challenging and rewarding career
  • on-going training and regular supervision
  • Colleagues who are committed to the highest standards of strengths-based social work.


All applications must be made online.


If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact Carol at


We look forward to hearing from you. 


Applications close: 02 February 2018



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