8 Nov 2023

Full-Time Kaitūhono – Career and Employment Specialist

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana Recruitment Ltd.Auckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Work with employers to resolve barriers and challenges, whilst uplifting, enabling and supporting individuals into employment, training or career development.

  • Provide one to one support, vocational guidance, and pastoral care.
  • Connect potential employees with employers.
  • Support personal, cultural, and professional development.

Tēnā koutou te whakamahuetanga a rātou mā otirā ngā uri whakatupu a tuwhakarere. E mihi atu ana ki ō tātou mātua kua mene atu ki te pō haere atu koutou, oti atu. Ka tangi atu ki a koutou me te mōhio hei te roanga o te wā ka hui tahi anō tātou i te ao wairua.

Tēnā, me hoki ō tātou whakaaro ki nāianei me te kaupapa kei mua i te aroaro. Tirohia ngā tuhinga kōrero e whai atu nei kei reira ko ngā whakamārama mō te tūranga motuhake nei. E kimi tangata ana mātou ki te whakakī i taua kōhao mahi. Pena ko koe tēnā, nau mai, haramai, whakapā mai akuanei, tēnā koutou katoa.

Ko wai mātou? – Who are we?

Hāpai Tūhono is a Charitable Trust committed to opportunity equity and wealth sovereignty for Māori in Aotearoa. They are committed to successful career pathways for Māori, working directly with pakihi to realise the potential of their Māori staff through recruitment, induction, retention, and training practices that are culturally competent.

With an emphasis on rangatahi and whānau Māori, the focus is on career development and ensuring our people are employed in meaningful, sustainable mahi. The overarching intent is to proactively collaborate with businesses and organisations to create opportunities and pathways which eliminate barriers to employing Māori. Committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tino rangatiratanga, Hāpai Tūhono has a primary focus on working with Māori; they believe that what is good for Māori is good for everyone, and are open to working with Tangata Tiriti partners, with extensive networks and strong connections with Pasifika.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position

The Kaitūhono – Career and Employment Specialist is a kaimahi and pakihi facing role, where you will be walking alongside both parties into ensure there is the support and the tools needed to bring about success. Facilitating career development planning and implementation via one-on-one meetings, you will be assessing needs and understanding aspirations, and fitting these into further training, education, or career progression actions. Operationally, you will be coordinating and facilitating interviews with providers, as well as facilitating career development workshops (Mana Tūroa) and the suite of services Hāpai Tūhono has to offer.

Working alongside employers and business partners to support their capacity building to provide inclusive working environments for Māori, you will connect employer partners to resources and relationships to provide support in their workplaces. Furthermore, you will be working proactively with employers to resolve barriers and challenges that might present themselves and seek “outside of the box” solutions. Providing expertise in the development of culturally sensitive and mana-enhancing processes and policies, you will be supporting businesses to develop and grow their engagement with Māori and building basic capacity and cultural competency.

Central to success in this position will be your ability to co-create career journeys through further training and education in order to facilitate progression pathways through the organisation or into leadership or decision-making roles. Working with Kaimahi, rangatahi and whānau to ensure they have quality conversations with a career practitioner and are supported by a comprehensive career plan that identifies short/medium and long-term plans.

Overarching to this, you will be living the shared journey, assisting kaimahi in understanding what each person’s unique success will look like. As a champion for Hāpai Tūhono, you will also be able to navigate and articulate the work program and be flexible and adaptable to move with and across teams to meet mahi obligations. Working through a Te Ao Māori lens, tikanga and Māori values will be a cornerstone of the collective, and to your individual practice.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako – Essential skills/experiences for the role

A career development qualification/registration with CDANZ would be an advantage, however recruitment, career teaching/coaching, L&D, HR, or similar experience would be fine as ongoing training will be provided.

Skills, competencies, and experience required are to include: 

  • Strong in tikanga Māori and relationship management with Māori communities – by Māori for Māori.
  • People management, development, mentoring, coaching, or leadership skills.
  • An excellent understanding of the culture and communities of South Auckland (or similar).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to manage a number of priorities while working to critical timeframes, and the ability to work autonomously.
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office – particularly Word and Excel.
  • Excellent relationship management skills and proven ability to influence.
  • Be self-motivated, organised, self-confident, and self-directing, with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Competent in applying a Te Ao Māori worldview, and on the journey to improve Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga.
  • Expert organisational and communication skills, supported by strong reporting skills.

Current experience and networks within the South Auckland area would be advantageous.

Te tono – How to apply:

To apply, or to enquire about a position description in confidence, contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter that speaks to directly to requirements for the role through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Previous applicants need not apply.

How to Apply

To apply, or to enquire about a position description in confidence, contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter that speaks to directly to requirements for the role through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Previous applicants need not apply.

Job Categories: Career Development. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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