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Coordinator - Youth Justice

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Social, welfare & community
Auckland - Manurewa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Coordinator - Youth Justice

Permanent, Full Time, Manurewa


Do you want to make a difference for young people and their whānau.

We have a role where no day is the same, so join a supportive team who share the same values


About us:
At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children we're on a journey to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities. Our tamariki deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard and be surrounded by loving whānau and community.
We are looking for a permanent Youth Justice Coordinator to join our passionate team based in Manurewa.
The Youth Justice team work in partnership with young offenders and their families, iwi, courts, Police Youth Aid, Youth Workers, youth community organisations and schools to find the right local solutions to reduce the rate and severity of youth re-offending. 


About the role:
As part of Youth Justice Coordinator role you will be responsible for managing Family Group Conferences (FGCs) in accordance of the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1989. You will work with families and the wider community to hold the young person accountable and to address the factors which have led them to offend. You will be able to incorporate a restorative justice approach within your practice and utilise the combined knowledge of community resources, networks and opportunities. The work you will do will contribute to create an alternative offending free future for the young person.    
To be successful, you will need:

  • Excellent group facilitation and mediation skills, along with experience in the youth justice/social services sector
  • Sound knowledge of youth law and/or practice
  • Interest in improving the community
  • To be highly organised, methodical and solutions focused
  • Ability to engage with Māori rangatahi and their whānau
  • Good at communicating information in a clear, easy to understand way to a diverse audience
  • Computer literate with the ability to write court reports and other notes
  • Hold a full clean driver licence


We can offer you:
  • A salary between $64,768 - $82,543
  • A cohesive and supportive team environment
  • The ability to make long lasting relationships within the community
  • Regular supervision, training and career development opportunities
  • Personal satisfaction you are making a positive and significant difference in your everyday work


Apply now as applications close on Wednesday, 1st April 2020


How to apply:
Please click the apply now link to submit your online application, including your CV and a Cover Letter, if you are an internal applicant please apply through the careers page on your myHR portal.


If you have any enquiries please contact Andrew Howard at    #LI-ORG


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