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Lead Manager - Whānau Wellbeing


Hawkes bay
Newly created snr leadership role for registered Social Worker. Have input into strategy, identify & help shape services, enhance clinical practice

About the Organisation
This Ahuriri (Napier) based charitable trust is a provider of kaupapa Māori driven, evidenced based, birth to death health, social services and Whānau Ora services to whānau in Ahuriri and surrounding district. It is an organisation currently navigating significant change. As the needs of whānau have changed and complexity increased, so have the needs of funders and the organisation itself. The requirement for a greater level of clinical leadership and practice has led to the creation of a new leadership structure. This is an exciting time to join!

About the role
Lead Manager, Whānau Wellbeing is a newly created senior leadership role reporting to the CEO with core responsibilities of stakeholder relationships, strategic business direction, leadership and governance, people and performance, and financial management. You will:

  • Oversee a variety of services including Whānau Ora, Youth, Emergency Housing, Family start, SWIS, Paiheretia te Muka Tāngata (Iwi / Corrections whānau support for tāne involved in the justice system) and Kia Piki Te Ora (Suicide Prevention).
  • Once appointed, have the freedom to choose the structure and composition of your team. You will take your team on a transformational journey - adapting to the changing needs of the community
  • Be the Lead advisor on best practice, on vulnerable children requirements, decision making and clinical practice supervision.
  • Have oversight of contract monitoring and management, quality improvement, team and contractual performance, reporting and stakeholder relationships.
  • Identify and help shape services to support people and whānau into independence / mana motuhake.
  • Enjoy a good balance of working strategically and collaboratively at an iwi/funder level but also day to day interaction with staff to see progression of whānau.

About you

  • This role requires a Qualified Social Worker
  • You’ll have knowledge of contracts for service and agreements between funders and providers as well as relevant legislation such as the Children's Act 2014 and Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.
  • Have a proven track record in developing and leading child and whānau centred services.
  • You will be an exceptional leader. You are honest, transparent and reflective in your approach. You are well known for being an expert communicator, inclusive and collaborative.
  • Skilled in managing stakeholders - maintaining networks and relationships; negotiating and managing funding contracts.
  • Innovative and open minded - you’ll see opportunities, not problems
  • Effective in managing change processes involving consultation, planning and implementation
  • Ideally have links to local iwi, whānau, hapū, marae and other relevant community networks and organisations
  • A deep understanding of Kaupapa Māori, tikanga, kawa and te reo Māori, as well as respect and understanding for the diversity of cultures in the community

Without a doubt you’ll have a genuine commitment and passion for the wellbeing of the community and will continue to harness the organisation's greatests strength - their sense of whānau. Your core purpose will be to work in a way that benefits whānau, hapū and iwi.

What’s in it for you
Over the last two years this organisation has increased services, doubled revenue and worked collaboratively with other providers to benefit whānau, hapū and iwi. But there is more to do. Clinical oversight and practice needs enhancing. Systems, structures and processes need to be put in place. Insights from data need to be used to inform decision making. Bring your clinical expertise, leadership skills and heart to serve.

  • Work with a grounded CEO in a high trust environment
  • Relevant organisation with a bright future and the faith of funders
  • Lots of mahi to sink your teeth into and lead
  • Involve yourself in a developing culture.
  • The strategy is up for renewal - great timing to have input into this
  • Competitive remuneration + vehicle

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Job listing published:
April 2, 2024

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