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Kaiārahi (Team Leader)

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Job Listing Date
12 Feb 2019
Location
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Kaiārahi (Team Leader)

Kia Ora

Everyone wants to make a difference-right? here it is ! 

As the Kaiārahi (Team Leader) you will lead and inspire a team of Kaiwhakamana (advocates) to meet the needs of young people in the foster care system through advocacy and connection (particularly in the youth justice and care and protection residencies). You will get to shape a network of connection, hope and opportunity for young people to ensure that they get a say in their own lives.

To ensure this can be achieved you will facilitate a process of working alongside young people and recognising them as experts in their own lives, from this you will develop regional responses that reflect the need. You will have experience in leading a team so they can connect with the dream that young people have for this organisation.

VOYCE Whakarongo Mai is an organisation outside of the foster care system that provides connection and independent advocacy by working alongside young people in care  - like a union for the rights of children in foster care. Its independence is critical to build and maintain the trust for young people - this is what care experienced young people asked for in the design of VOYCE, therefore the appointed Kaiārahi must be able to work in a way that respects this. The successful person will support staff to be advocates that exemplify courage in the face of adversity, be a champion for change organisationally, systemically and individually. This will be balanced with maintaining the vital links with agencies also seeking to improve the lives of children and young people in the foster care system, organisations like Oranga Tamariki, schools and social service providers. 

You are also responsible for managing event coordination, professional planning, supporting and ensuring your team are developed through training and supervision. You will lead your team in line with relevant legislative and best practice procedures while promoting a culture of collaboration and empowerment to get the best capability out of staff. You will ensure that care experienced  young people are participants in organisational development at a regional level.

The safety and wellbeing of children and young people (tamariki and rangatahi) is paramount so you will need to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to ensure the safety of children and young people (including complying with Children’s Workforce and child protection requirements).

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in successfully leading service delivery operations within social work services context or comparable organisation.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in social work, youth work, or other relevant field and hold a current professional registration
  • A strengths-based leadership style and the ability to collaborate with others.
  • A sound knowledge of tikanga
  • A commitment to doing things right for the children and young people in our community.
  • Excellent computer, verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • A current, full 'clean' driver's license and completing Vulnerable Children's Act vetting.

If you have further questions or would like a copy of the job description then feel free to contact us at  joinus@voyce.org.nz.

Applications close: February 28th  2019

At VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai we work to:
  • Build leadership among children and young people in care
  • Connect children and young people in care
  • Promote the collective voice of children and young people in care
  • Advocate with children and young people in care
  • Help equip children and young people in care for their future.
Get in touch at joinus@voyce.org.nz for the position description, or check out voyce.org.nz for more information about our service.

Everyone wants to make a difference-right? here it is ! 

As the Kaiārahi (Team Leader) you will lead and inspire a team of Kaiwhakamana (advocates) to meet the needs of young people in the foster care system through advocacy and connection (particularly in the youth justice and care and protection residencies). You will get to shape a network of connection, hope and opportunity for young people to ensure that they get a say in their own lives.

To ensure this can be achieved you will facilitate a process of working alongside young people and recognising them as experts in their own lives, from this you will develop regional responses that reflect the need. You will have experience in leading a team so they can connect with the dream that young people have for this organisation.

VOYCE Whakarongo Mai is an organisation outside of the foster care system that provides connection and independent advocacy by working alongside young people in care  - like a union for the rights of children in foster care. Its independence is critical to build and maintain the trust for young people - this is what care experienced young people asked for in the design of VOYCE, therefore the appointed Kaiārahi must be able to work in a way that respects this. The successful person will support staff to be advocates that exemplify courage in the face of adversity, be a champion for change organisationally, systemically and individually. This will be balanced with maintaining the vital links with agencies also seeking to improve the lives of children and young people in the foster care system, organisations like Oranga Tamariki, schools and social service providers. 

You are also responsible for managing event coordination, professional planning, supporting and ensuring your team are developed through training and supervision. You will lead your team in line with relevant legislative and best practice procedures while promoting a culture of collaboration and empowerment to get the best capability out of staff. You will ensure that care experienced  young people are participants in organisational development at a regional level.

The safety and wellbeing of children and young people (tamariki and rangatahi) is paramount so you will need to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to ensure the safety of children and young people (including complying with Children’s Workforce and child protection requirements).

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in successfully leading service delivery operations within social work services context or comparable organisation.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in social work, youth work, or other relevant field and hold a current professional registration
  • A strengths-based leadership style and the ability to collaborate with others.
  • A sound knowledge of tikanga
  • A commitment to doing things right for the children and young people in our community.
  • Excellent computer, verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • A current, full 'clean' driver's license and completing Vulnerable Children's Act vetting.

If you have further questions or would like a copy of the job description then feel free to contact us at  joinus@voyce.org.nz.

Applications close: February 28th  2019

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?
  • What's your highest level of education?
  • Do you have experience working towards targets and KPIs?

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