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Coordinator Youth Justice

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
No Longer Available


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • Permanent Full Time Opportunity
  • Location Otara
  • Competitive salary ranging between $82,030 to $95,800 (depending on experience) 


Mō mātou | About us

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children are committed to ensuring that New Zealand is the best place in the world to be a child. We are also committed to ensuring Oranga Tamariki partners with hapū, iwi and Māori organisations to find appropriate solutions for tamariki in need.

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey


Mō te tūnga | About the role

As a Youth Justice Coordinator, you will be responsible for managing Family Group Conferences (FGCs) in accordance with the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. You will work with tamariki and rangatahi, whānau and the wider community to address the underlying causes which have led to the offending of tamariki and rangatahi. You will be able to incorporate a mana enhancing and restorative approach within your practice and utilise the combined knowledge of community resources, networks, and opportunities. The work you do will contribute to create an alternative offending-free future for tamariki and rangatahi.

This role may require you to travel to other areas in our region. You will need to be flexible with work and travel.


Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring

To be considered for this role, you will need to be a dynamic, agile and fast paced coordinator who has a well-developed experience in front line delivery and the ability to build strong strategic relationships.

Additionally you will have:

  • Strong community youth networks with an ability to connect and build strong trusting relationships with tamariki, rangatahi, whānau and Community
  • Strong facilitation skills with the ability to plan, identify appropriate supports and apply relevant FGC (family group conference) standards and practices throughout this process
  • Proven experience working with youth aged between 14 to 18 years
  • Ability to self-direct and manage own workload with clear communication - including strong report writing skills
  • Champion the principles of the Oranga Tamariki Māori Cultural Framework and have a good understanding of section 7(AA) of The Oranga Tamariki Act
  • Ability to uphold the principles of Te tiriti ō Waitangi and demonstrating this in practice
  • A valid and clean New Zealand's drivers' licence
  • Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural practices in particular; knowledge of tikanga Māori, and Pacific peoples' culture


Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you

Oranga Tamariki offer an impartial remuneration package, that offers progression annually for experience through tenure. Annual remuneration for this position starts between $82,030 to 95,800 depending on experience. We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow.


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Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply

Apply online with your CV and Covering Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you apply with a log in using your Oranga Tamariki email address. If you have any questions about role, please contact


Applications Close: 1st December 2023

If you are interested in any of our vacancies, please ensure that you make yourself familiar with our code of conduct as it sets out our expectations for our kaimahi and requires you to present at work free from the influences of both drugs and alcohol.