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TEAM MANAGER - South Island

Advertiser: Key Assets FosteringMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
12 Mar 2019
Canterbury, Christchurch
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Key Assets are seeking a qualified and experienced full time Team Manager based in Christchurch.

Key Assets is a dynamic non-government organisation providing high quality, innovative foster care in community based placements for children and young people with varying needs and behaviours. We are an established service provider, present in the North and South Island, committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce.

About the Role

In this role you will be based in Christchurch and covering the Canterbury region. You will be the primary Key Assets representative within the South Island of New Zealand. You will drive growth and development within the region, be the key contact with the MCOT (Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki) and provide line management, supervision, support and training to Social Workers to ensure that high quality practice is an achievable aim for all Social Workers in line with Key Assets service delivery and Purpose and Pledges.  

We can offer:

  • Competitive Market Salary
  • Company Vehicle including fuel card
  • Paid On Call Allowance
  • 4% Employer KiwiSaver Contribution
  • Five weeks annual leave after qualifying period
  • On-going Training and Supervision with a clearly articulated practice framework

    About you

    To be successful you will be a strong leader and have a solid understanding and robust skills relating to Foster Care and the care sector. The role will be both office and community based leading the team who provide support to the foster carers, managing the education of carers and maintaining the safety of the child/ren or young person/s in care.

    Experience and Skills Required

  • Have a  Social Work qualification that is recognised by the New Zealand SWRB
  • Have experience of leading, managing and/or supervising a staff team
  • Be highly energised and have a passion for delivering a high standard of service 
  • Be highly committed, resourceful, work to high standards and be an accomplished communicator
  • A good working knowledge of all relevant legislation pertaining to children's services and safeguarding of children
  • Understand the meaning of cultural safety and bi-cultural practices while being respectful and observant of Tikanga maori
  • Be self-motivated, able to work independently and in partnership with other community based organisations.
  • Applicants must reside in New Zealand in order to comply with our recruitment and selection process
  • Successful applicants will be required to undergo statutory and personal checks prior to commencement.
  • Participate in an out of hours support service to foster carers

    TO APPLY  please email your cover letter and resume to

    For a private and confidential discussion please call Louise Lawrence 0275559205  or Wayne Ferguson 021875583 during business hours

    KEY ASSETS THE CHILDREN'S SERVICES PROVIDER is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To ensure a culturally diverse workforce we encourage all suitability qualified and experience peoples from any of the before mentioned groups to apply.

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