Therapeutic Care and Education Worker
Stand Children's Services
Pakuranga, NZ
6d ago

Stand Tū Māia works to support tamariki who live with whānau or are in care, and are vulnerable to cumulative harm and have complex needs.

The service aims to break the cycle of toxic stress and remove the constraints to whānau flourishing. We aim to do this by taking a bio-psycho-social, spiritual and nutritional approach to tamariki and whānau restoration and preservation.

We strongly believe that healing relationships and social connectedness is at the heart of our mahi.

Responsibilities will include working with a variety of cultures including Māori and Pacifica, and all staff are expected to demonstrate cultural humility and a commitment to restoration of whānau as a form of Te Tiriti redress

Stand Tū Māia are calling for applications from people committed to restoring and preserving tamariki and whānau safety and wellness who can bring :

  • Commitment to biculturalism and the promise of equity laid down by Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Be open to understanding and valuing Te Ao Māori
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated ability to deeply engage, walk alongside and offer consistent kindness to tamariki and whānau
  • Trauma capable skills and understanding
  • Consistent attention to safety and wellbeing which underpins all aspects of practice.
  • Able to form strong, positive, trusting relationships with tamariki and whānau
  • Self-regulation and co-regulation skills
  • Social and emotional coaching skills
  • Skills in restorative practice
  • Observation and report writing skills
  • Group programme facilitation skills
  • Level, 2, 3 or 4 New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing issued by NZQA; or a qualification that is recognised by the relevant industry training organisation as being equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing;
  • or a Teacher aide qualification; or other relevant qualification.

  • Undertake rostered work hours
  • We offer a strong sense of team, good working conditions, a genuine commitment to wellbeing and significant training and professional development opportunities.

    We celebrate and seek diversity and inclusivity.

    As an employee of Stand Tū Māia you will be a Pou Māia nō Tū Māia. This means we will stand together side by side, shoulder to shoulder in achieving our vision.

    Together we are resilient, strong and confident pillars of the house of Stand Tū Māia.

    The position is full time and is based in Auckland When applying you will be asked to address the key competencies of the role and provide a covering letter along with your CV.

    For more information check our website link below or, for an informal chat or visit, contact the Therapeutic Care & Education Team Leader / Pou Heke, Elaheh Shirzad-Khan on 09.

    534.4017 or email elaheh.shirzad-khan standforchildren.org.nz

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