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Mokopuna Roopu Coordinator - Children’s Team (Fixed Term), Te Hiku o Ika (Kaitaia)

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Social, welfare & community
Northland - Kaitaia
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Mokopuna Roopu Coordinator – Children's Team (Fixed Term), Te Hiku o Ika (Kaitaia)



  • Join our partnership with Te Kahu Oranga Whanau and Ministry and influence change for all New Zealanders
  • Improve outcomes for vulnerable mokopuna and there whanau
  • This is your opportunity to join and lead a collaborative team in a diverse location - Kaitaia


About us:


Te Kahu Oranga and Oranga Tamariki- Ministry for Children have been working in partnership to develop a model to directly support the vulnerable mokopuna and rangatahi in New Zealand. Oranga Tamariki and Te Kahu Oranaga works to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of children and young people. In everything we do, the wellbeing and best-interests of mokopuna are paramount. The voices of mokopuna and rangatahi underpin the design and operation of our services.


About the role:


As Mokopuna Roopu Coordinator in this team you will be facilitator for the seamless operation of the Mokopuna Roopu service in accordance with Children's Teams service guidelines. You'll coordinate the Mokopuna Roopu meetings, making sure that all administrative and logistical arrangements are timely and collaborate with the other colleagues including the Team Administrator to ensure that best practice is shared and overload situations can be managed efficiently.

This role is fixed term to June 2019.


Skills and experience:


To be successful in your application, you should have:

  • Knowledge of Te Hiku o Te Ika area.
  • Be competent in understanding and communicating in Te Reo/English
  • Knowledge and/or experience of child welfare or family contact work, local services and personnel, and how key agencies work with children and families in the social/health/education and justice sectors
  • A track record in delivering coordination and facilitation services to a high quality
  • Strong interpersonal skills be able to build effective relationships at all levels both within the Te Kahu Oranga and Ministry and with external stakeholders
  • An advanced level of technical proficiency in the Microsoft office suite of applications, specifically Word, Excel and Powerpoint and also including research tools (internet and database use) has an understanding of Exess Database.
  • Organisation, record keeping and time management skills whilst maintaining a flexible, adaptable and proactive approach
  • Be willing to travel to fulfil job requirements



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 vulnerable Tamariki. If you want to be part of changing the way New Zealand supports our most vulnerable please apply now.


How to apply


Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


All external applicants including MSD employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter online.  Please note all applications must be made online.


For further information about the role please get in touch with Owen at



Applications close: 22nd April 2018




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