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Child Offender Case Manager

NZ Police
Job Category:
Defence, corrections & security
Taranaki - New Plymouth
Job Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Child Offender Case Manager

Central District

SHIFT D - $52.993,00 - $71.694,00 Other Police Employee

Permanent Part Time

Job Requisition ID 2783



The purpose of this position is to work and support children / youth who are considered potentially vulnerable and at risk of becoming or are offending. 

This will involve working with the young person in their family / whanau to provide support across the breadth of social, community, education and health sector.

To provide a service to the Police and community to address and promote the reduction of child and youth offending within North Taranaki which is aligned to the New Zealand police 'Our Business Model' and contribute to reducing victimisation, reduction in reoffending by Maori and building trust and confidence within the community.


Experience working one to one with at risk young people and their families. Have comprehensive knowledge of child and adolescent development, education, health and social providers provided by Government and non-Government agencies in the local community. Demonstrates an ability to engage and work with Maori and Pacifica families, recognising cultural sensitivity and a commitment to the principles of equality, and an ability to influence positive change for all families.

Knowledge of, and establish links to, community networks and experience working in collaboration with community service providers, other Government departments, including work in cross cultural situations. Knowledge of and interaction with adolescents with challenging behaviour issues. Understanding of the statutory role and objectives of Oranga Tamariki Ministry of Vulnerable Children.

Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development. Understanding of intervention and treatment approaches to effect positive behavioural change in young people including any of the following:

  • Behavioural theories and / or cognitive behavioural theory and how they inform assessment and intervention.
  • The multiple determinants that can influence young people's behaviour such as truanting and offending.
  • Issues relating to mental health disorders, alcohol and substance abuse.


Able to use a strengths-based approach when working with young people. Demonstrate empathy while working with young people. Demonstrate ability to work with professional staff in a multi-disciplinary setting. Ability to engage in group and / or individual professional clinical and cultural supervision. Resilience and the working through difficult situations. Ability to actively promote a pro social environment. Demonstrate ability to practice ethically and maintain professional boundaries. Ability to demonstrate a high degree of consistency in behaviour at all times and act as a clear role model, generating confidence and commitment of others through his / her own ethical conduct.

Ability to consistently exercise discretion and being able to earn the trust of young persons and other staff. Ability to have difficult conversations with young people and other professional staff. Ability to quickly establish rapport with family members and to work with the young person and their family / whanau to establish goals and find solutions. Physically fit and agile to participate in activities with young person.

Good sense of humour and able to apply this appropriately in working with young people.

Have a personal history appropriate for a person employed to work with children and young people in a relationship of trust.

Competencies at Individual Contributor Level 1

  • Partner
  • Solve
  • Deliver

To view the description of the above Core Competencies, visit Our Values on our website

Special Requirements

  • Must have a recognised qualification in social work or other relevant discipline (or working towards one)
  • Must hold a current clean New Zealand full class driver's licence
  • Must meet safety checking requirements under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014

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If this position sounds like you, visit our Police website here and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today! You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 650 words for each section.

IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer be considered. Please visit our Police website here and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.

NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, 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 contact the Hiring Manager Senior Constable Paul Lampe via PAUL.LAMPE@POLICE.GOVT.NZ

Applications close at 4pm, Wednesday 20 December 2017

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