Manager Residence Operations
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 :
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, 7 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.
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 re-offending with their mana restored.
About the role - Mō te tūnga
The Manager Residence Operations (MRO) will lead and inspire a team of dedicated professional staff to ensure that rangatahi receive quality youth justice services that help them take responsibility for their actions with the aim of reducing re-offending.
This role will work closely with, and support the Kaiwhakahaere in continually driving for improved outcomes for all of our akonga (Māori and non-Māori), ensuring the right tools and support are in place to enable the workforce to practice in a way that is Maori centric with Te Ao Maori, tikanga Maori and Te Reo Maori present in our everyday practice.
This role will be highly visible to all youth worker staff and rangatahi, demonstrating our values in everything they do and driving a culture of continuous learning and reflective practice.
This role will be on call every second week / end providing senior leadership to the Residence after hours and nationally if required.
The role will involve the following :
About you - Mōu
To apply for this role, you must demonstrate the following qualifications and experience :