Senior Monitors / Monitors - Independent Children's Monitor at Ministry of Social Development, Canterbury
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te Mana Whakamaru Tamariki Motuhake, the Independent Children's Monitor, monitors the Oranga Tamariki System, highlighting areas that will drive continuous improvement and support improving outcomes for children and young people, particularly tamariki Māori. Our review, analysis and reporting provides regular, robust and independent insights on the performance of the System to a range of audiences including Ministers, government agencies, iwi, non-government agencies, whānau and individuals.
Senior Monitors / Monitors - Independent Children's Monitor
Kaiaroturuki Mātāmua / Kaiaroturuki - (Aroturuki Tamariki – The Independent Children's Monitor)
"Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai – Nurture the seed and it will blossom"
We're always on the lookout for people who share our values and our passion to work with us to:
- Support improving outcomes for our tamariki/children and rangatahi/young people, and
- Build meaningful connections with communities
Mō mātou – About us
Aroturuki Tamariki (The Independent Children's Monitor) provides independent oversight across services provided under the Oranga Tamariki Act, 1989. New legislation means the Monitor's role is being extended and we need to grow our team.
Its primary role is to monitor those organisations that deliver services under the Oranga Tamariki Act, including Oranga Tamariki, NZ Police, health and education. We engage with tamariki, rangatahi, whānau and caregivers as well as kaimahi working in the community for Iwi and Māori services, NGOs and government agencies to see how services are performing.
Our values are Kia Māia – to be courageous; Kia Pono, Kia Tika – to be trustworthy; Manaaki – to be respectful; and Kia Huritao – to be reflective. We are looking for kaimahi to join our team who lives these values every day.
Ngā mohiohio e pā ana ki tēnei tūranga – About this position
As a Kaiaroturuki – Monitor, you are the public face of the Monitor. As “monitors” you spend most of your time working in small groups, engaging with the community to understand and record the experience of children and their families, professionals, caregivers and others who participate in the lives of tamariki and rangatahi. Understanding the context and intricacies of this work and the role of whakawhanaungatanga (establishing relationships) and manaakitanga (showing respect, generosity and care) is essential. Regular travel throughout New Zealand is required, supported by a flexible working environment.
Ngā tino pūkenga– Essential skills for the role
We're looking for two kaimahi who, along with their values base, bring experience working at an operational level and provide sound analysis. Ideally you will have experience in either social services, education or health, or youth justice along with local community knowledge and responsive and appropriate skills gained in working with Māori, Pacific and vulnerable communities. A background in monitoring is an advantage, however an openness and commitment to mahi tahi in a te ao Māori way is essential.
Your skillset includes:
- Ability to build trusting relationships with a wide range of people and organisations
- Excellent writing skills that reflect an ability to write for different audiences
- Empathy and the ability to adapt to complexity in situations and circumstances
- An analytical and curious mind that will consider a range of data to support conclusions
- Excellent time management skills
- An ability to turnaround information quickly and succinctly
Please note: there is an expectation of the role that you will be able to commit to regular travel nationwide.
Monitor - $57,144 - $85,716
Senior Monitor - $72,969 - $109,454
We are looking to employee two kaimahi.
How to apply
To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.
Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description.
All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact Sinead Ward, Regional Manager, via email on: Sinead.Ward015@icm.org.nz
Internal ICM Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.
Closing date: 2 February 2023
Our values are Kia Māia – to be Courageous; Kia Pono, Kia Tika – to be Trustworthy; Manaaki – to be Respectful; and Kia Huritao – to be Reflective. We are looking for people who share these values to join us.
You can find out more about the Monitor at www.icm.org.nz.
If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.
ICM has a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires employees to be fully vaccinated. From 1 September 2022, COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged but not required.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Social Development|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||icm-monitor-july-2022.docx (Word, 361KB)
icm-senior-monitor-july-2022.docx (Word, 364KB)
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