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Kaiarahi - Family Court Navigator - Wellington

Job LocationWellington
EducationNot Mentioned
SalaryNot Disclosed
IndustryCommunity Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services
Functional AreaNot Mentioned

Job Description

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the RoleThis is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a new national team which is being introduced as part of the Governments Strengthening the Family Court initiative.  There will be 50 new roles spread across Aotearoa.These are important roles within te Tāhū o te Ture that will build stronger relationships and connections with communities and make a difference through supporting parents and whānau to make informed decisions about family justice services and how to access them in their communities. As a visible role within the community, you will actively engage and collaborate with service providers, community groups, agencies, and local Iwi, to ensure accurate information is being communicated to families and the court where applicable, as well as understanding the availability and suitability of their services and resources. You will also educate these groups, as well as parents and whanau, on the Ministrys services and processes, community services, and work with participants and the court to facilitate access to justice.  You will be easily accessible and readily available to those needing information and guidance about the Family Court and related services. This is not your standard 9-5 role, and from time to time you will need to be able to work weekends and outside normal work hours, to meet the needs of our communities. Travel across your region will also be required to ensure all communities across Aotearoa are receiving consistent, quality support. If you want to make a difference to the lives of our tamariki and whanau, enjoy engaging with communities, have existing networks with iwi and community organisations, take a collaborative approach and like to work on your own and as part of a team, then this role is for you. Mō te tīma/About our TeamAt Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice, were committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.  Accountability, visibility, and delivery are underpinned by our values of respect, integrity, service and excellence.The aim of this new team is to aid improved experiences for parents and whanau involved with Family Justice services. This includes the utilisation and uptake of Family Legal Aid Services, Family Dispute Resolution Services, Parenting Through Separation and with preparation and services in the Family Court.Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. Its our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.  He pūkenga tou/Skills and ExperienceWe are looking for people who reflect the community we are serving in and who can effectively assist Tāhū o te Ture in honouring our commitment to Māori. Your experience working with community groups and a wide range of socio-economic family situations is important to successfully implementing this new service.  A full drivers licence is also required.Key skills and experience include: 

  • Experience working with community groups/high level of community involvement
  • Experience reflecting the diversity in community you are working in
  • Experience working with parents and whanau
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • A high level of comfort working with Whanau, Hapu and Iwi
  • Knowledge of Tikanga Maori and some fluency in Te Reo Maori is desirable, as is a willingness to learn
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and pragmatic
  • Time management skills
 Tono mai/How to ApplyTo apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description here, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter. There is also a short questionnaire to complete as part of the application process so please allow 15 minutes to do this.As there are 50 roles located across Aotearoa, you will be asked to indicate your preferred location in the application form when applying for this position. Locations of these roles are Whangarei, Kaikohe, North Shore, Waitemata, Auckland, Manukau, Papakura, Pukekohe, Hamilton, Whakatane, Tauranga, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Whanganui, Gisborne, Napier, Hastings, Palmerston North, Masterton, Porirua, Hutt Valley, Wellington, Nelson, Greymouth, Christchurch, Ashburton, Dunedin, Timaru, Alexandra, Invercargill.Given the large number and the various locations of positions, our recruitment process will be staggered by regions and take a few months to complete.  Start dates for these roles is expected to be June/July 2021. Salary Range: $71,720 - $93,658Applications close on 05/04/21If you have any questions, please contact

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