Permanent, full-time, Whakatakapokai, Auckland
About us - Mō mātou
Oranga Tamariki- Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values :
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
About the residence - E pa ana ki te Kāenga
Our Youth Justice Residences provide a safe, secure and supportive environment where rangatahi in our care can make changes to get their lives back on track.
Whakatakapokai is one of five Youth Justice Residences operating across Aotearoa that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week providing residential placements and programmes for rangatahi aged 13 to 19 years who have been charged with or convicted of an offence.
Our vision at Whakatakapokai is to create a unique, culturally focused, therapeutic, safe and restorative care environment that enables rangatahi to strengthen their connection with whānau, hapū, iwi and their culture;
and develop the skills to make positive decisions to support them to flourish and transform their lives, reducing the risk of reoffending.
Whakatakapokai is strongly focused on achieving positive change in rangatahi through education, skill development, vocational programmes, and therapeutic and cultural interventions using a Māori world centric view (Te Ao Māori).
Our overall goal is that rangatahi who come into our care are positively integrated back into their community and reduce the risk of reoffending with their mana restored.
About the role - Mō te tūnga
The focus of programming work is to ensure that when a rangatahi is in Residence, the time is used efficiently and effectively to prepare them for a successful transition to a stable living arrangement, post Residence.
As part of the Therapeutic Specialist Support team, the Programme Coordinator will work closely other Residential staff to arrange the provision of programmes identified in behavioural plans and interventions developed for rangatahi in our care.
The role will involve :
sourcing and arranging for the provision of programmes as identified in behavioural plans and interventions developed for rangatahi to address behavioural difficulties, increase positive behaviour, and meet therapeutic and rehabilitative needs
working closely with external providers and Kaiarahi, Rangatahi Mentors, and care teams to ensure programmes and content are relevant to behavioural plans, interventions and the needs of rangatahi
monitoring programme delivery and outcomes and working with providers to ensure programme cost-effectiveness
building and maintaining sound relationships and networks with external programme providers
ensuring the delivery of programmes is in accordance with the relevant legislation, codes of practice and the Ministry's policies.
About you - Mōu
To apply for this role, you must demonstrate the following qualifications and experience :
Proven experience in a social service agency training or similar role working with a theoretical framework for the delivery of training and education
Knowledge of, and established links to, community networks and experience working in collaboration and conjunction with community service providers, government departments, including effective work in cross cultural environments and contexts
Demonstrated empathy for working with rangatahi
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal with the ability to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with others
Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural issues and concerns, in particular, knowledge of tikanga Maori and the kawa of local iwi
The ability to collaborate with others and work as one team
A commitment to Oranga Tamariki's Māori cultural framework.