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Youth Justice Coordinator

Advertiser: Oranga TamarikiMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
1 Oct 2019
Location
Otago, Dunedin
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Youth Justice Coordinator

Job Ref: 30401

At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children we’re on a journey to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities.

We currently have an opportunity for a permanent, full time Youth Justice Coordinator to join our team in Dunedin.

The Youth Justice team work in partnership with young offenders and their families, iwi, courts, Police Youth Aid, Youth Workers, youth community organisations and schools to find the right local solutions to reduce the rate and severity of youth re-offending. 

In this dynamic and highly collaborative role, you will be responsible for managing Family Group Conferences (FGCs) in accordance of the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 198. You will work with families and the wider community to hold the young person accountable and to address the factors which have led them to offend. You will be able to incorporate a 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 young person.   

To be successful in this rewarding position, you will need:

  • Excellent group facilitation and mediation skills, with a focus on clients
  • Sound knowledge of youth law and/or practice
  • Proven successful experience in facilitating and negotiating culturally relevant decision making to achieve positive Youth Justice outcomes
  • Proven successful experience in working with communities and stakeholders in the Youth Justice area, particularly with Māori and Pacific communities
  • Proven successful experience in accessing people in an iwi who have knowledge of whakapapa or genealogies of the local people
  • To be highly organised, methodical and solutions focussed
  • Skilled at communicating information in a clear, easy to understand way to a diverse audience
  • Computer literacy, with the ability to write court reports and other notes
  • A full, clean driver licence.

It will be helpful for you to possess sound knowledge of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, as well as established community knowledge and networks.

We can offer you:

  • A competitive market salary
  • A cohesive and supportive team environment
  • The opportunity to make long lasting relationships within the community and grow your network
  • Regular supervision and training to support your career development and help you achieve your goals
  • Personal satisfaction that you are making a positive and significant difference in your everyday work.

How to apply:

Please apply through your myHR portalwith your work email, including a cover letter outlining why you would make a great Youth Justice Coordinator.

If you have any questions about the roles please contact Garry Linton on garry.linton@ot.govt.nz

Applications close: 15 October 2019 

orangatamariki.govt.nz

Job Ref: 30401

At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children we’re on a journey to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities.

We currently have an opportunity for a permanent, full time Youth Justice Coordinator to join our team in Dunedin.

The Youth Justice team work in partnership with young offenders and their families, iwi, courts, Police Youth Aid, Youth Workers, youth community organisations and schools to find the right local solutions to reduce the rate and severity of youth re-offending. 

In this dynamic and highly collaborative role, you will be responsible for managing Family Group Conferences (FGCs) in accordance of the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 198. You will work with families and the wider community to hold the young person accountable and to address the factors which have led them to offend. You will be able to incorporate a 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 young person.   

To be successful in this rewarding position, you will need:

  • Excellent group facilitation and mediation skills, with a focus on clients
  • Sound knowledge of youth law and/or practice
  • Proven successful experience in facilitating and negotiating culturally relevant decision making to achieve positive Youth Justice outcomes
  • Proven successful experience in working with communities and stakeholders in the Youth Justice area, particularly with Māori and Pacific communities
  • Proven successful experience in accessing people in an iwi who have knowledge of whakapapa or genealogies of the local people
  • To be highly organised, methodical and solutions focussed
  • Skilled at communicating information in a clear, easy to understand way to a diverse audience
  • Computer literacy, with the ability to write court reports and other notes
  • A full, clean driver licence.

It will be helpful for you to possess sound knowledge of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, as well as established community knowledge and networks.

We can offer you:

  • A competitive market salary
  • A cohesive and supportive team environment
  • The opportunity to make long lasting relationships within the community and grow your network
  • Regular supervision and training to support your career development and help you achieve your goals
  • Personal satisfaction that you are making a positive and significant difference in your everyday work.

How to apply:

Please apply through your myHR portalwith your work email, including a cover letter outlining why you would make a great Youth Justice Coordinator.

If you have any questions about the roles please contact Garry Linton on garry.linton@ot.govt.nz

Applications close: 15 October 2019 

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