Christchurch, NZ
4d ago

About the role

We are looking for a resilient and pro-active person to join our team providing guidance and support, Manaaki meaningful relationships and understanding of Te Reo mē ona Tikanga and the Tiriti o Waitangi to staff and young people in our group homes.

You will lead and support others to understand and appreciate structures within Māoridom which are essential to successful outcomes for young people.

Key responsibilities

  • advise and support the team when formulating policy to ensure a best practice culturally responsive approach is reflected
  • evaluate practice from a Māori perspective and promote and guide necessary improvements
  • engage with rangatahi and whanau
  • staff development and support
  • able to fully engage and contribute purposefully to the group homes
  • Skills and experience

    To be successful in the role you will need :

  • excellent communication skills,
  • a passion for working with rangatahi,
  • flexibility in your approach with clarity of your role
  • a thorough understanding of Te Reo mē ona Tikanga and the Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • We’d like to hear from you if you have :

  • a relevant tertiary qualification in social work, education, or related disciplines
  • ability and proven skills to coach / support / mentor others
  • ability and proven experience working with young people and their families / whanau in a positive and supportive way
  • a sound understanding of the social services and / or residential environment
  • confidence in te reo me ona tikanga Māori
  • experience in the implementation of Māori models of practice
  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori
  • a background in community engagement with iwi and màori groups
  • the ability to lead, guide and advise staff reflecting Barnardos guiding principles; kotahitanga, mahi tōtika, kaikōkiritanga, ata whakarongo and māitanga
  • ability to take innovative approach to improving social outcomes
  • Benefits and perks

  • Discounted childcare for staff members
  • flexible working conditions
  • Discounts with various retail and service organisations
  • Professional support and development opportunities
  • About Barnardos

    Barnardos is New Zealand's leading children's charity. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families.

    We believe that through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

    With your help we can do even more.

    For further information please contact edwina.poynton barnardos.org.nz

    If you have come through from Maori and Pacific jobs website, to apply please submit your CV and cover letter to Christine.rodda barnardos.org.nz.

    Please only apply if you are eligible to work in New Zealand

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