Full-Time Kaitohu Māori
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Substantial experience in social services, with a focus on young people and their whānau Translate this organisation’s strategy into concrete objectives and business plans.
- Senior strategic advisory position.
- A thriving, and highly innovative organisation.
- Lead Māori solutions designed for by Māori.
Rangatahi flourish within their whānau and communities, free from conduct problems.
To provide evidence-based and bi-culturally focused programmes that create better futures for rangatahi who are impacted by conduct problems.
The Articles of the Treaty of Waitangi underpin the development and delivery of all services at Youth Horizons. We are committed to professional practice which demonstrates an understanding of our Values.
Youth Horizons provides therapeutic services for young people in the prevention, treatment and management of emotional, mental health, and developmental issues for rangatahi who have complex behaviour and/or mental health needs. Youth Horizons have an Auckland based head office with over 250 staff and caregivers supporting young people and their whānau spread across Aotearoa.
The Kaitohu Māori is part of the leadership team and works closely with the chief executive and members of the leadership team at a strategic and planning level and collaborates to deliver all Youth Horizons agreed goals. The key purpose of this position is to influence service delivery and seek opportunities for collaboration and build and maintain collaborative and strategic relationships with Iwi, Māori social service providers and a vast range of external stakeholders.
Strong Iwi networks, a deep knowledge and understanding of tikanga Māori and kawa, significant leadership and experience in social services will form the baseline of your skill set.
You will ensure regional and national agency leadership understand cultural models of practice and the benefits of the Trusts services for rangatahi and taiohi Māori.
Knowledge of evidence-based models and the ability to articulate the benefit of services to rangatahi/taiohi Māori and their whānau, both externally and internally is paramount.
Experience working with evidence-based models such as FFT, MST or TFCO would be highly beneficial.
An established people leader, you will confidently articulate vision and mission and further develop an extensive network with iwi, iwi leaders and government agencies.
To thrive in this position, you will be able to demonstrate:
- Extensive experience in New Zealand social services, with a focus on young people and whānau.
- A degree qualification in social work or similar.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation
- A strong knowledge and understanding of tikanga Māori and kawa.
- Strong Iwi networks.
- Experience working across multiagency frameworks.
- The proven capability to translate strategy in to operational plans.
- Can demonstrate responsiveness, empathy and humility.
- Exceptional relationship building experience and ability to apply it from grass roots to the Board room.
You will be open to a continuous learning environment and expand both your own and team cultural knowledge, including the Treaty of Waitangi, in order to enhance personal and client group awareness. This is both a broad ranging, and significant position, that will attract a senior calibre of highly experienced applicant. You will be based at the national office in Mt Wellington, Auckland, with regular regional and national travel required.
Providing cultural advice during events where tikanga Māori is followed, as well as cross organisationally you will have the intent to embed responsiveness to Māori as an organisational cornerstone. Naturally, you will have had extensive experience in a similar, senior position, and be looking for a career step forward. A remuneration package is positioned to attract senior skill set of respondents.
To express an interest on a strictly confidential basis please email your cover letter and current CV through to Heather Walker at Mana Recruitment Ltd at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you have questions regarding the position, please call on (09) 632 1108.
Applications close on Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 5pm.
How to ApplyTo express an interest on a strictly confidential basis please email your cover letter and current CV through to Heather Walker at Mana Recruitment Ltd at email@example.com or if you have questions regarding the position, please call on (09) 632 1108. Applications close on Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 5pm.
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