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Coordinator Youth Justice - Oranga Tamariki


Coordinator - Youth Justice Full-time, Permanent, New Plymouth Are you a recognised leader that wants to make a positive difference for tamariki, rangatahi, their whānau and your community? We are looking for a permanent Youth Justice Coordinator to join our passionate team based in New Plymouth. Whats on offer A compensation range between $73,440 - $91,800 and employee benefits Flexible work opportunities A great, knowledgeable team who have each other’s backs Regular supervision, training and career development opportunities An opportunity to have a positive impact on your community About the role As a Youth Justice Coordinator, you will be responsible for managing Family Group Conferences (FGCs) in accordance with the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. You will work with tamariki/rangatahi, whānau and the wider community to address the underlying causes which have led to the offending of tamaiti/rangatahi. You will be able to incorporate a mana enhancing and restorative justice approach within your practice and utilise the combined knowledge of community resources, networks, and opportunities. The work you will do will contribute to create an alternative offending free future for the tamaiti/rangatahi. About us The Youth Justice team work in partnership with tamariki/rangatahi who offend, their whānau, hapū, iwi, courts, the people affected by the offending, Police Youth Aid, community organisations and schools to find the right local solutions to reduce the rate and severity of youth re-offending. Our team is based in New Plymouth and is attached to a wider region (Whanganui, Manawatū and Horowhenua). The team is passionate about doing the right thing for our tamaiti/rangatahi, whānau and the people affected by the offending. You will be provided with 1-1 coaching and mentoring with the Team Leader of FGCs and further support from the other experienced Youth Justice Coordinators. What will you bring In order to be responsive to tamaiti/rangatahi and whānau Māori you will have a deep understanding of te Ao Māori and an expertise to apply tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori within Family Group Conferences and your day to day practice, this includes; Outstanding communication and relationship building skills Proven negotiation and advocacy skills as well as strong issue solving, and decision-making skills Empathy, patience and expertise to see past what someone may be struggling with Excellent group facilitation and mediation skills Vast background working within your community and establishing strong relationships with stakeholders To be highly organised, methodical and solutions focused Computer literate with the expertise to write court reports and create documentation Hold a full clean driver’s licence An understanding of youth law and/or practice A bold, tenacious, courageous and resilient outlook How to apply Applications must be made on-line by clicking ‘apply’, please note your CV and Introductory letter are an important part of the application process. Only applications made on-line will be accepted. Internal candidates please apply through your myHR portal at work, for any enquiries please contact Applications close: 24th January 2021 Position Description
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