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Regional Practice Advisor - Auckland
Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Full Time
  • Join our new Ministry and influence change for all New Zealanders
  • Improve outcomes for vulnerable children
  • Provide critical social work practice expertise to our regional frontline staff
  • This role covers the Auckland region/ 12 month fixed term or secondment

About the role:

Our regional practice advisor is a key role and a critical quality practice link for Oranga Tamariki, integral to strengthening practice across regional and national levels. Although based in the regions the role is part of the Office of the Social Worker-Director Professional Practice team and provides high quality and consistent professional practice advice to the Manager Regional Practice. The role is to build professional practice capability across the broader children's workforce and provides a pivotal link to the regional managers and the regions making sure quality practice is a continuous focus for the whole organisation. As a member of the Office of the Chief Social Worker-Director Professional Practice team the Regional Practice Advisor provides leadership and direction on social work/ professional practice at regional and national levels. This includes leading the development and implementation of new practices and ways of working across Oranga Tamariki; promoting quality practice, continuous improvement and learning in social work and professional practice; monitoring international and national trends in research. For this particular role you will need a background in both Care and Protection and Youth Justice work.

Skills and experience:

You will be a professionally qualified social worker and registered (or working towards registration) with significant experience in frontline social work and professional practice. You will be a strong communicator both written and verbal with the ability to deliver messages to a wide range of audiences. You will provide professional leadership, influence and direction to maintain and enhance practice excellence and capability. Your experience will include championing quality practice and providing advice and support to lift standards across your region. This will include supporting the roll out and communications around quality practice and professional development for the organisation across your region.

What we offer

We offer a dedicated and supportive team, flexible work options and the opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of vulnerable Tamariki.

If you want to be part of changing the way New Zealand supports our most vulnerable please apply now.

Applications close: Monday 17 July 2017.

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