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Vacancies at the Independent Children's Monitor

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Advisor/Senior Advisor Monitoring – Kai Tohutohu Matua Aroturuki/Kai Tohutohu Aroturuki 

You can view the position description and apply here.

Permanent, full time, Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington

  • Support improving outcomes for our tamariki and rangatahi
  • Build meaningful connections with communities
  • Be part of a new organisation as we build and grow

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Te Mana Whakamaru Tamariki Motuhake (The Independent Children’s Monitor) has been set up to provide independent oversight across the Oranga Tamariki System*, monitoring those organisations that have custody and care of tamariki (children) and rangatahi (youth) with a focus on supporting improved outcomes for tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau.

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 people who share these values to join us.   

We are now looking to fill three new Kai Tohutohu Matua Aroturuki/Kai Tohutohu Aroturuki – Senior Advisor/Advisor Monitoring roles.  These roles are the public face of the Monitor.  They spend most of their time working in small groups, engaging with the community to talk, understand and record the experience of whānau, tamariki and rangatahi, family, professionals, carers and other groups and people who participate in the Oranga Tamariki System. 

Understanding the context and intricacies of these engagements and the role of whakawhanaungatanga (establishing relationships) and manaakitanga (showing respect, generosity and care) in this work is essential.

We are looking for people with:

  • proven ability to build meaningful connections with a wide range of people and organisations
  • empathy and judgement to adapt to the context and circumstances
  • mature interview and engagement techniques
  • good writing skills and the ability to draft site reports and other professional documents
  • an analytical and curious mind that will consider a range of data to support conclusions

This role will involve regular travel nationally. 

We know that providing development opportunities will be one of the keys to our success. We have a comprehensive Core and Foundational Learning Programme for all new staff including engaging with children, child development and cultural capability.  We will also enable staff to maintain any relevant professional registrations.    

Applications Close: Sunday 31 January 2021

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