Senior Advisor - Kai Tohutohu Matua Aroturuki

You can view the position description and apply here.

Permanent, full time, Auckland

•  Support improving outcomes for our tamariki/children and rangatahi/young people within the Oranga Tamariki system*
•  Build meaningful connections with communities
•  Regular travel throughout New Zealand required, supported by a flexible working environment

Te Mana Whakamaru Tamariki Motuhake (The Independent Children’s Monitor) provides independent oversight across the Oranga Tamariki system. Its primary role is to monitor those organisations that have custody and care of children and young people with a focus on supporting improved outcomes for them and their whānau. This is achieved through feeding back to organisations, communities and agencies, as well as reporting findings to the Minister.

Our values are Kia Māia – to be courageous; Kia Pono, Kia Tika – to be trustworthy; Manaaki – to be respectful; and Kia Huritao – to be reflective. We are looking for someone to join our team who lives these values every day.   

As a Kai Tohutohu Matua Aroturuki – Senior Advisor Monitoring, you will be the public face of the Monitor.  You will spend most of your time working in small groups, engaging with the community to understand and record the experience of children and their families, professionals, caregivers and others who participate in the lives of children in care. Understanding the context and intricacies of this work and the role of whakawhanaungatanga (establishing relationships) and manaakitanga (showing respect, generosity and care) is essential.

We’re looking for a senior advisor who can bring proven experience working at an operational level and provide sound analysis and advice. Ideally you will have extensive experience in either social services, education or health along with local community knowledge and responsive and appropriate skills gained in working with Māori, Pacific and vulnerable communities. A background in monitoring is an advantage, however an openness and commitment to mahi tahi in a te ao Māori way is essential.

 Your skillset will include:

•    Ability to build trusting relationships with a wide range of people and organisations
•    Excellent writing skills that reflect an ability to write for different audiences
•    Empathy and the ability to adapt to complexity in situations and circumstances
•    An analytical and curious mind that will consider a range of data to support conclusions
•    Excellent time management skills
•    An ability to turnaround information quickly and succinctly

Please note: this position is Auckland based and an expectation of the role is that you will be able to commit to regular travel nationwide.

Applications Close: Wednesday, 30 June 2021

*The term “Oranga Tamariki system” is used to describe any agency services provided to children and young people under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and includes all agencies that provide services to children in the Oranga Tamariki system, for example health, education and disability services and includes non-government organisations.

Team Coordinator, Monitoring – Kairuruku Tira

You can view the position description and apply here.

Permanent, full-time, Auckland

•  Support improving outcomes for our tamariki/children and rangatahi/young people within the Oranga Tamariki system*
•  Opportunities to develop best practice administration systems and be involved in office projects
•  Some travel required, supported by a flexible working environment

The Kairuruku Tira - Team Coordinator plays a key role in supporting the functions of our Monitors or front-line staff.  In this role you will work across the monitoring teams of both the Auckland and Christchurch offices.  Your key responsibilities will be to provide exceptional administration support and assistance to the teams, including but not limited to travel arrangements; calendar management; stakeholder coordination; event management; and document and information management.  We are keen to find someone who likes to problem-solve, find efficiencies, and develop processes to improve our operations.


We are looking for an experienced administrator who is:
•  Skilled in managing a range of administrative tasks across teams and sites 
•  Be familiar with government systems including travel and financial processes 
•  A team player who enjoys working closely with colleagues to achieve the best outcome for the business 
•  Experienced in implementing mini projects to improve efficiency 
•  Able to use initiative and judgement in prioritising and progressing with assigned work
•  Driven to get the job done, be strong in multi-tasking and help others when and as needed.

Applications Close: Friday, 02 July 2021

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