Coordinator Care and Protection, Oranga Tamariki, Invercargill

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Position: Coordinator Care and Protection
Remuneration: $72,000 – $90,000
Location: Invercargill

New Zealand is internationally recognised as a world leader in Family Group Conferences. As a Coordinator Care and Protection, you will be part of a team who is responsible for managing this complex and challenging process.

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children currently have an exciting opportunity for a Coordinator Care and Protection to join our Invercargill site – a passionate and innovative team where relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.

In this role you will be expected to operate in a supportive role in order to help achieve our goals and demonstrate our values as follows:

  • 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

This role will see you working as an integrated part of our community. You will be managing care and protection within our processes. A joined-up approach will be practiced in supporting our tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau supporting decisions are delivered to the best interest of our tamariki and rangatahi. You will also be responsible in engaging with mokopuna and their whānau through providing professional support.

To be considered for this role, you will need to be a dynamic, agile and fast past coordinator who has a well-developed experience in front line delivery and the ability to build strong strategic relationships. Having the ability to influence and motivate transformative change within a complex environment will be the key to your success. Having resilience, and to be self-motivated will be advantageous.

We are seeking applications with the following attributes:

  • Strong community networks with an ability to connect well and build strong trusting relationships with tamariki/rangatahi, whanau and community
  • Strong facilitation skills with the ability to plan, identify appropriate supports and apply relevant FGC standards and practices throughout this process
  • Ability to self-direct and manage own workload with clear communication – including strong report writing skills
  • Champion the principles of the Oranga Tamariki Maori Cultural Framework and have a good understanding of section 7(AA) of The Oranga Tamariki Act
  • Upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and demonstrating this in practice
  • A valid and clean New Zealand driver’s licence

In return we provide a fascinating and rewarding career with flexible working opportunities in a committed team environment where we thrive to make a difference. We offer a competitive salary as well as a generous benefit such as access to a health plan and banking packages.

How to apply?

Internal Oranga Tamariki employees – please apply through your MyHR portal at work. This will ensure that your MyHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

All external applicants including Ministry of Social Development employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.

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Please note all applications must be made online. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Andrew Louis at

Applications close Wednesday, 4 November 2020.

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