Social Worker Kia Manawanui Team - Formally Engaging Challenging Youth at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
We are looking for a dynamic Social Worker to join our team based in Grey Lynn, Tāmaki Makaurau
This opportunity will suit someone who wants to increase their kete of knowledge and is willing to give new things a go. Someone who feels confident working through tricky and challenging situations and is willing to evidence kaitiakitanga in their practice. Someone who is culturally competent, embracing whakamanawa, whakapapa and working alongside our iwi partners.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
Kia Manawanui Programme:
The Kia Manawanui team sits within the Tāmaki Makaurau Specialist Teams site based at the Grey Lynn Oranga Tamariki office. The team was developed to meet the needs of complex rangatahi aged between 12-17 years throughout Tāmaki Makaurau through intensive social work practice. The team consists of five social workers and a youth worker.
The team traditionally holds lower case files than those seen on site, however Kia Manawanui covers both Family Court and Youth Court jurisdictions. Additionally, the team works in partnership with each other ensuring that kia mahi and rangatahi have significant support to provide the best practice and outcomes.
As part of this team, staff applying are expected to have good knowledge of either the Family or Youth Court arena's and have a proven ability to work with highly complex cases. Often rangatahi involved with the team require creative plans and staff need to be able to adapt and create pathways for rangatahi and whanau.
The Kia Manawanui team objectives include:
- Stabilising rangatahi - accessing options across the continuum of care
- Engaging rangatahi - identifying the risks, strengths and needs of young people (whakapapa, whanaungatanga, mana tamaiti, safety, health, education, identity, and wellbeing)
- Developing individual plans with rangatahi in conjunction with their whanau and professional support network.
- Implementing, monitoring, and managing the individual plans for each Rangatahi
- Reviewing plans to determine any changes required and to ensure goals are achieved
In addition to working alongside a supportive team, staff in the Kia Manawanui team have regular internal and external supervision as well as training in addition to the regular Oranga Tamariki staff training (such as training in Motivational Interviewing, Intensive Wraparound Service Programme and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy).
Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring
Within the specialist team we're looking for candidates:
- Experienced with knowledge of Family or/and Youth Court jurisdictions
- Motivated to provide a high level of practice to rangatahi and whanau
- History for managing complex rangatahi and whanau
- A proven track record of being a team player
- Knowledge of current models of practice
- Understand and practice the value of self-care to create resilience
- Social work registration and annual practicing certificate
- Cultural awareness and good relationship management
- Ability to work as part of a team and add support as and where needed
- Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural practices in particular; knowledge of tikanga Māori, and Pacific peoples' cultures
Mō mātou | About us
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do.
We are committed to ensuring that New Zealand is the best place in the world to be a child. We are also committed to ensuring Oranga Tamariki partners with hapū, iwi and Māori organisations to find appropriate solutions for tamariki in need.
We are committed to putting tamariki first, we believe aroha is vital, we respect the mana of people, we are tika and pono, we value whakapapa and we recognise that oranga is a journey.
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 $74,839.35 and $90,714.36 dependant 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/
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 email@example.com
Hurry as applications for this role close on Friday 7th October 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. Many of our roles require our kaimahi to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in line with the COVID-19 Public Health response 2021 and in accordance with Oranga Tamariki's Vaccination Policy.
As an employee with Oranga Tamariki you may also be asked to undertake COVID-19 tests during your employment.
We will require evidence of your vaccination status or a valid exemption if it is required for the position you have applied for.
If you have any questions around whether vaccination is required for this role please contact Info_recruit@ot.govt.nz
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:||Social Worker PD.pdf|
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