Advisor Māori Partnerships and Communities - Western Region at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, Taranaki
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Advisor Māori Partnerships and Communities
- Full Time Permanent position
- Western Region, including Whanganui, Ruapehu and Taranaki
Do you want to improve outcomes for at-risk children? Join our Ministry and influence change for all New Zealanders.
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
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children is the Ministry that supports the most high-risk children and young people in New Zealand. Oranga Tamariki works to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of these children and young people. In everything we do, the wellbeing and best interests of children are paramount. The voices of children and young people underpin the design and operation of our services.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The Advisor position offers an exciting opportunity to engage with and support Iwi / Māori, key stakeholders and communities at a regional and local level to improve outcomes for at-risk children their families and communities.
You will be part of a team supporting whānau / families and communities by pursuing a relational approach to commissioning for wellbeing. This will involve resetting relationships, expectations, and behaviours so that the right people can work together on solutions that support the aspirations of whānau and communities.
The relational approach starts with agreeing to shared goals and outcomes. Your excellent communication skills will enable you to engage with stakeholders and build strong partnerships. You will have the ability to work and lead in a collaborative and innovative way in cross-agency settings, build relationships and trust to identify shared goals and outcomes, facilitate working together to share resources and act on agreed priorities. You will have a focus on engaging with Iwi and Māori, as well as community providers, staying connected through trust-based relationships and sharing accountabilities for success, failure, and other changes.
Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring
You may come from a background working in the social/health/education sectors either as a public servant or in an NGO setting. A relevant tertiary qualification or suitable experience is preferred, an ability to work with ambiguity and move quickly in a dynamic environment. To meet legislative requirements, a working knowledge of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the implications of these for the work of Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children are important. Knowledge of and experience in collaborative leadership, collective impact, coordination, and facilitation would be useful. Having existing strong collaborative working relationships across a range of sectors - funders, Iwi, Hapū, whānau, delivery organisations, others in the community with resources and expertise to contribute - would be an advantage.
Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you
Oranga Tamariki offer an impartial remuneration package, that offers progression annually for experience through tenure. Annual remuneration for this position starts between $83,794.50 and $93,105.00 dependent on experience. We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.
To see all the benefits of working for Oranga Tamariki, please visit https://mahi.orangatamariki.govt.nz/working-with-us/employee-benefits/
Applications close: Tuesday 30 August 2022
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply
Apply online with your CV and Covering Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you apply with a log in using your Oranga Tamariki email address. If you have any questions about role, please contact Mirko.Tojaga@ot.govt.nz
At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our kaimahi and the tamariki and whānau we support. We have strict health & safety measures to keep our people safe and as part of this role, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or intend to be prior to starting with us. We may also ask you to undertake COVID-19 tests during your employment.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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|File links:||Advisor Māori Partnerships and Communities.pdf|
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