Senior Advisor Caregiver Experience and Learning at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
About us - Mō mātou
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children is transforming the way we work. Our vision is: New Zealand values the wellbeing of tamariki above all else. Our purpose is to ensure all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga can be realised.
To do this:
- We are committed to delivering excellence in the caregiver journey
- We embrace the principles of mana tamaiti, whakapapa and whanaungatanga
- We advocate for the wellbeing and aspirations of tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau, hapū and iwi
- We create spaces for Caregiver voices and experiences to be heard and acted on through the development and delivery of excellent and exceptional Caregiver learning and support
About the role - Mō te tūnga
Based within the Caregiver Recruitment and Support (CGRS) team, you will be responsible for delivering on a programme of work which includes listening to the voices of caregivers, providing advice, identifying opportunities for improvement and influencing change.
The purpose of the Senior Advisor, Caregiver Experience and Learning, is to:
- lead a programme of work to ensure Oranga Tamariki is informed by the voices of caregivers and that these voices influence the development of policy, practice and services and caregiver learning opportunities
- engage with Māori caregivers, Māori advisory and sector groups to guide understanding of experiences, needs and issues to be addressed by CGRS and wider across the Ministry
- be a champion of the importance of caregiving whānau and the requirements for delivery of an exceptional caregiving experience
- engage with senior leaders to influence and generate change
- work across the organisation and the sector to advocate and build partnerships that will benefit caregivers.
Skills and experience
Preference will be given to those who have:
- expertise and knowledge of Te Ao Māori, Māori tikanga, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, child development concepts and strategies
- highly developed engagement, advocacy, and advisory skills using creative approaches to build a deep understanding and get complex ideas across in a clear manner to any audience
- a pragmatic and solutions focused approach to providing sound credible advice
- a strong understanding of social services challenges, risk and impacts
- critical thinking with the ability to draw on various sources to help our team and senior leadership make informed decisions
- a proactive and collaborative approach to building strong relationships
- an ability to provide peer support and coaching to colleagues
- well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
- experience working in a project-environment and ability to develop, manage and deliver projects.
What we offer
We offer a dedicated and supportive team, flexible work options and the opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.
How to apply
Please apply through the 'apply button' and upload your CV and cover letter.
Internal Oranga Tamariki employees - please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your MyHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate.
All external applicants including MSD employees - please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter. Please note all applications must be made online.
For any queries, please contact Jaleh McCormack at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on Monday, 30 November 2020.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children|
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Social, welfare & community|
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