Principal Adviser - Pathways Practice Lead
|Position Type:||Fixed Term/Secondment|
|Attachments:|| Job Description - Principal Adviser Practice Lead - Maori Pathways.pdf (PDF, 272KB)
|Application Close Date:||03-Mar-2021|
About the Job
Principal Advisor – Practice Lead (Cultural)
Nau mai, Haere mai!
- Fixed term or secondment opportunity until June 2022
- Drive long term, transformational change in a large, complex organisation
- Create positive wellbeing outcomes for those in our care and their whānau
- Help shape Hawkes Bay Māori Pathways
‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi' – ‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people.'
Mō mātou | About us
Hawkes Bay Māori Pathways is looking to appoint experienced Principal frontline staff to lead out on implementing Māori Pathways while applying kaupapa Māori and whānau-centered approaches. These roles represent an opportunity to shape a new way of working with culturally grounded solutions and innovations that support our Hōkai Rangi strategy and direction toward transformational change for the criminal justice system - one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, innovates to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities.
Māori Pathways - Hawkes Bay is one of two key trial areas for the four year programme which has been co-designed with whānau, iwi, hapū Māori; external organisations and individuals independent of Ara Poutama Aotearoa. These roles represent a unique opportunity which will see you making differences in the lives of the tāne you will work with, as well as their families.
Mōu | About you
We are looking for staff who can hit the ground running, and deliver on whānau centred outcomes with tāne and their whānau. Principal roles are responsible for leading and managing a team towards a te ao Māori way of working to deliver seamless practice that is centred on tāne goals and aspirations with a Whānau Manaaki Plan. These key leadership roles are the ‘connectors' of our business, supporting and facilitating critical planning to implement and deliver on our strategic outcomes, and drive the delivery of change. You will bring your innovative thinking, relationship management skills, with the ability to lead in your space, influence and socialise the benefits of Māori Pathways.
About the role | Mō te tūnga
The Principal Advisor Practice Lead (Cultural) will provide kaupapa Māori expertise, professional leadership and cultural support to the Māori Pathways team, to enable the achievement of Whānau Manaaki Plan (WMP). They will coach and mentor Māori Pathways team members towards a te ao Māori way of working, that places tāne and whānau needs at the centre of their practice and provide professional support. This role will focus on pre-sentence through to being released into the community. The role will promote, socialise and champion the enhancements of Kaupapa Māori practice when working with Māori, and how this approach supports the aspirations of Hōkai Rangi and Whakaritenga Pāhekoheko.
The role accountabilities include:
- Support the Māori Pathways Manager to implement a new way of working through the He Ara Hou Operating Model transitioning to whānau centred approaches for those in our care from pre-sentence to being released into the community.
- Lead, influence, and support Māori Pathways staff to exercise professional expertise, decision making and judgement.
- Provide professional supervision, mentoring and support to Māori Pathways staff
- Identify areas needing practice improvement and work with the Māori Pathways Manager to implement strategies/plans to strengthen practice, in line with Kaupapa Māori
- Facilitate the implementation of practice initiatives/tools/ systems
- Ensure practice policies are promoted, enhanced and adhered to
- Ensure that all activities maximise the key principles identified in the Corrections Act 2004
- Assist the induction of Māori Pathways staff, identifying training to address capability gaps
A demonstrated understanding of tikanga and knowledge of te reo would also be an advantage. These roles are well suited to people who can confidently advocate for change, are self-motivated, energetic and thrive in a very fast-paced and changing environment.
Please note these roles are physically based in the Hawkes Bay.
Mō mātou | About us
Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.
As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi (https://arapoutama.page.link/Eit5).
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values.
It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau. All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered.
If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at email@example.com.