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Regional Placement & Resources Coordinator (Permanent) - Auckland Regional Officer

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Social, welfare & community
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Regional Placement & Resources Coordinator (Permanent) – Auckland Regional Officer



We have opportunities available for Regional Placement and Resource Coordinators to join our Ellerslie placement co-ordination team.  This team currently co-ordinates placements with NGO's, placements in Oranga Tamariki family homes, placement in youth homes (eg. Lighthouses) and national placements made through the Regional Hub process.   As a Regional Placement and Resources Coordinator you will ensure tamariki and rangatahi are supported with their placement and supported bail needs by using all available regional resources.  To do this well you will assess suitable options in line with behavioural, intervention and risk plans to ensure the options meet the complex needs of tamariki and rangatahi.  You will liaise with internal stakeholders and ensure that tamariki and rangatahi have appropriate plans in place.


The Regional Placement and Resources Coordinator will assist the regions to:

  • Provide safe and appropriate placements
  • Ensure sound practice and culturally appropriate decisions occur
  • Manage critical emergencies and use all available resources to find suitable solutions
  • Identify a range of suitable, relevant and effective placement options
  • Ensure resources are allocated appropriately in line with the needs of the children and young people.
  • Monitor the requirements of detention as required for Youth Justice young people placed in the community. 
  • Provide oversight for Youth Justice young people detained in the community
  • Visits homes managed by the Placement Co-ordination Team to assess the care environment, including adequate detention (where applicable)
  • Externally they will work to build and maintain strong relationships and networks with external providers of placements and programmes that can assist children and young people towards the desired outcomes.


Key skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of child protection and youth justice legislation and practice
  • Ability to effectively navigate CYRAS to a level where themes and data analysis can be extracted to assist in decision-making and reporting requests
  • Experience or qualification in social work, psychology or other related discipline with an understanding of social theories and trauma, mental health, addictions and behavioural issues
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to write reports as required
  • Effective relationship management skills with the ability to partner with a variety of stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi
  • Exceptional time management, organisation skills and the ability to remain calm and level-headed under pressure
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office – namely Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Can consistently exercise discretion and inspire trust of staff and providers at all levels.


We offer a supportive team environment, regular coaching and development, opportunities for career growth and a competitive salary.

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter. Only applications made online will be accepted.

If you currently work for Oranga Tamariki you must apply through your myHR careers portal at work so your application connects to your employee record.


Applications close: 25th June 2018

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For a further discussion about the role please contact Jo Smith on (09) 909 4505 or 93505.

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