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Childrens Team Support Manager - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Nelson - Marlborough - Nelson
Nelson - Marlborough
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Childrens Team Support Manager - Oranga Tamariki


Date: 10-Jul-2019

Location: Marlborough, NZ

Company: Oranga Tamariki

Children's Team Support Manager

Fixed Term June 2020, Flexible Hours, Marlborough


About the team: 

Oranga Tamariki is transforming how we support tamariki, their families and whānau.   We will be developing new approaches to Early Intervention soon.  Right now our Children's Teams play a key role in the coordination of services for tamariki and their whānau in the community.  We will be transitioning Children's Teams to new approaches in Early Intervention in the future.  



The impact you will make:

We are seeking Children's Team Support Managers for a fixed term of one year to lead the operational day to day functions of our Children's Team while we transition this service.  In this role you will be responsible for leading our teams who coordinate the facilitation of services for tamariki, their families and whānau as well as:


  • Work in partnership with the wider Services for Children and Families group, and with other agency leaders, providers and the local community.
  • Ensure the effective operation of systems and procedures resulting in quality outputs.
  • Ensure quality assurance systems and mechanisms that demonstrate adherence to national standards and local design principles.
  • Lead a high performing team.
  • Build solid trusting relationships with agency leaders and the community. 
  • Effectively oversee the implementation of initiatives within a complex, fast paced and changing environment.



Skills and experience:


  • A background working in complex operational service environments, ideally in care and protection, child health and/or education services. 
  • Experience overseeing the implementation of initiatives.
  • Experience working with a range of external stakeholders, including Iwi.
  • A history of delivery and achievement on significant programmes of work, in a cross agency environment.
  • Strong knowledge of quality assurance and risk management.
  • Strong people management experience with the ability to coach and mentor.
  • Track record of managing performance aligned to desired outcomes and driving continuous improvement.



Why work for Oranga Tamariki: 

At Oranga Tamariki we support flexible working opportunities, specifically in this role we are looking to offer flexible working hours. We are fortunate to have some great new technologies coming our way making it easier for you to work from where you need to be. 

Aotearoa NZ is the only place in the world where our unique indigenous culture and language exist.  Oranga Tamariki is committed to a greater understanding of the partnership between Maori and non-Maori, recognising and celebrating our differences as well as the things that bind us together.



How to apply: 

Please note all applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us through

Applications Close: 25th July 2019  #LI-ORG

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