Team Leader Clinical Practice – Oranga Tamariki, Wellington

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Epuni Care and Protection Residence, Lower Hutt
Permanent, full-time

About us – Mō mātou

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children is the Ministry that supports tamariki and rangatahi in New Zealand. Oranga Tamariki has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do and works to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of tamariki and rangatahi.

Oranga Tamariki operates care and protection residential services across New Zealand. Our services are strongly focused on achieving positive change in young people through education, cultural connectedness, skill development, and therapeutic interventions. The overall goal is a positive integration back into the community. We work closely with other agencies and iwi to ensure tamariki receive the appropriate services while in our programme.

About the role – Mō te tūnga

The Team Leader Clinical Practice (TLCP) is an integral part of the Epuni Leadership team. This position oversees a service model which seeks to engage therapeutically with the tamariki that come into our care. The TLCP leads the delivery of quality assessments, and the planning and programming of services within the residence. Managing a team of Case Leaders, the TLCP will provide regular and planned supervision to ensure that the behavioural and clinical needs of tamariki in the residence are met.

What you will bring – Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu:

  • Experience in the treatment of at-risk youth with complex behavioural issues
  • A minimum of a Masters qualification in psychology, education, nursing (mental health) or social work
  • Experience in leading a team in a clinical or therapeutic setting (multi-disciplinary setting)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A practical background in process planning for efficient service delivery
  • The ability to prepare and monitor service delivery performance measures
  • An ability to anticipate and resolve problems making decisions based on risk management analysis
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • A current, clean driver’s licence
  • A passion for wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of our young people

If you want to be part of a team that is committed to working with tamariki to help them realise their absolute potential, then we would love to hear from you.

How to apply – Me pēhea te tuku tono

Apply online with your CV and cover letter.

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If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal.

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If you have any questions about the role, please contact

Applications close Monday, 8 March 2021.

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