HCN Specialist at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
HCN Specialist - based in Wellington Central with Hutt Valley and Wairarapa caseload
- Are you a child centred practitioner who is motivated to build agency capability and capacity?
- Can you foster interagency collaboration and engagement to improve outcomes for New Zealand's most complex children and young people?
- Are you a skilled relationship manager who can facilitate best practice clinical and therapeutic services?
- Do you have a good knowledge and understanding across the sectors of Education, Health and Oranga Tamariki?
- Do have knowledge of and commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and demonstrating this in your practice
- Do you enjoy travelling and getting out and about in the region you work?
If you answered, "yes", to these questions then we might just have the perfect opportunity for you…
Mō mātou | About us
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:
- We put Tamariki first
- We believe Aroha is vital
- We respect the Mana of people
- We are Tika and Pono
- We value Whakapapa
- We recognise that Oranga is a journey
Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised. We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The High and Complex Needs Unit works collaboratively with multiple government and non-government agencies, to create plans that work towards finding positive solutions and outcomes for tamariki who have high and complex needs.
We coordinate intensive services around children and their families/whānau/caregivers in a way that brings new; hope, stability, and skills that leads to a more positive future.
Close collaboration is at the heart of what HCN Specialist does. We know that we get better results for children and young people when agencies work closely together to focus on the needs of children with high and complex needs.
The HCN Specialist leads the collaboration, coordination and facilitation of the Interagency Team (IAT) to improve outcomes for the child. This role is "50% people and 50% paper" and requires someone who is highly self-motivated, organised and a great communicator. This role requires considerable written documentation so the ability to write well is essential.
The HCN Specialist promotes positive, effective and respectful working relationships, taking the differing agency roles and responsibilities into account. They will work collaboratively with a team of professionals, families/whānau/caregivers, and most importantly the child. Together they will develop an intensive plan that ensures services and interventions are engaged to help the child make gains that will ultimately create positive changes in their lives.
About the team
We are a talented, skilled and specialised group of highly motivated professionals who come from a rich and diverse range of professional backgrounds including; psychologists, disability advisors, mental health nurses, behaviour specialists, occupational therapists, social workers and teachers.
Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring
You will need to have strong credibility and relationship management skills which will allow you to engage and influence at all levels. You'll be a high level communicator capable of providing best practice advice, plans and reports to stakeholders and the Interagency Management Groups (IMGs).
This is a vital and highly visible position that requires a cohesive collaborative approach with expert practitioners across varied clinical backgrounds. You will need to be a strategic thinker, with the ability to break down the big picture and articulate it to different stakeholder groups. You will need to lead and influence different groups and keep them working towards a common goal; achieving the best outcomes for high and complex needs children and young people. To be successful in this role you will have:
- 5+ year's senior level experience in either health, education or social services
- Understanding of contemporary issues and best practice
- Experience in mediation and conflict management
- Proven leadership and stakeholder engagement skills
- Knowledge of and commitment to the principles or Te Tiriti o Waitangi
If you share our vision; improved outcomes for children and young people with high and complex needs through effective intersectional service collaboration and are looking for something to challenge and stretch you, then apply today!
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply
Apply online with your CV and cover letter. In your cover letter, please outline your motivation for applying and the skills and relevant experience you can bring to the role. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you register or login using your work email address.
For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site, please do not email through applications and/or CVs.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact email@example.com
Applications close Sunday 22nd May 2022
At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our kaimahi and the tamariki and whānau we support.
At this time Oranga Tamariki invites applications from fully vaccinated people or people with a valid medical exemption (under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021). We will require evidence of your vaccination status or a valid exemption. We will require evidence of your vaccination status at the pre-employment stage of our recruitment process.
Oranga Tamariki is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role. We also support flexible working arrangements.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Social, welfare & community|
|Attachment:||No File Attached|
|File links:||HCN Specialist - Position Description - April 2022.pdf|
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