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Kairaranga A Whanau - Oranga Tamariki


Bay of Plenty, NZ

Kairaranga ā-whānau, Care & Protection – Rotorua, Bay of Plenty


Kia hiwa ra!! Kia hiwa ra!!
Kua whakaritea he tūranga hou ki Oranga Tamariki ki Rotorua nei. Ko te ingoa te Kairaranga ā-whānau.  Mehemea kei a koe te ngākaunui ki tēnei tū momo mahi, me tuku mai tōu tono inaianei tonu.

What you will do?

The wellbeing of tamariki is everyone’s responsibility.  They deserve to feel safe have their voices heard and be surrounded by loving whānau and community.

We have an exciting new opportunity available at our Rotorua site for a full time Kairaranga ā-whānau. 

The purpose of this role is to promote and support tamariki and rangatahi to be well connected to their whānau, hapū and iwi.

This role works in collaboration with social workers and FGC coordinators to enable good decision making for the safety and wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi by identifying key people in the wider whānau, hapū and iwi who will actively contribute to the decision making and be part of the plan. 

Kairaranga ā-whānau have an important role in supporting Oranga Tamariki in meeting the requirements of section 7AA 2 (b) of the Oranga Tamariki Act.

What you will bring?
•    Leadership skills and the ability to be part of the site’s leadership team
•    The ability to quickly build rapport with tamariki and rangatahi
•    A good and practical understanding and knowledge of te reo me ona tikanga and other cultural constructs of Te Ao Māori.
•    The ability to positively engage with whānau and confidently facilitate the hui ā-whānau process with a focus on plans that address the needs and issues of te tamaiti.
•    Skills in whānau search and whakapapa research
•    Established relationships and networks with local iwi, marae and community
•    Excellent communication and engagement skills
•    Ability to meet our pre-employment checks aligning with Children’s Act 2014 
•    A full, clean, current driver’s licence

If you think you can make a difference, have what it takes and are dedicated to achieving positive change for tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau, then we want to hear from you.

What’s on offer?

•    A positive work environment where you get to directly make a difference to the lives of tamariki and rangatahi in their community
•    Salary ranging from $63,884 - $89,662 (based on skills and experience)
•    A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career
•    On-going training and regular supervision

Who are we?

Oranga Tamariki put tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of everything we do and focus on improving the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of children and young people.  The voices of children and young people underpin the design and operation of our services.

How to apply?

Apply online with your CV and cover letter.  
If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. 
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Sravani Peddibhotla on  #LI-ORG

Hurry as applications close on the 28 October 2020

To see more about this exciting role, check out the position description below: