Kaiarahi Family Court Navigator

at Ministry of Justice
Published June 8, 2024
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Other  
Job Type Full-time  


Kaiarahi Family Court Navigator Ministry of Justice location Auckland.

Kaiarahi Family Court Navigator. Opportunities based in Auckland Central and Henderson. Full Time, Permanent Positions, Whakatauki.

The opportunity 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.

As a visible role within the community, you will actively engage and collaborate with local iwi, service providers, community groups, and agencies 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.

A key aspect of the Kaiarahi role will be relationship building between these communities and the Justice system, bringing your knowledge of the Family Court and Judicial Services processes to the conversation to work with participants and the court to facilitate access to justice.

While these positions are based in the Auckland District Court or the Waitakere District Court, you will also be required to travel in and out of the community on a regular basis. 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.

Skills and experience no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we have outlined and believe you can bring value to the role, we'd love to hear from you.

We are looking for people who reflect the community we are serving in and who can effectively assist Te Tāhū o te Ture in honouring our commitment to the people of Aotearoa. 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 driver's licence is also required.

This position is operating at a community leadership level, so the ability to be self-managed and work both independently and with your regional team is key. We are also looking for someone who has the ability work fairly independently as well as part of a team, and brings in a good level of creativity and innovation to our space.

Key skills and experience include excellent relationship management skills. A high level of comfort working with Whanau, Hapu and Iwi. Have an understanding and appreciation of cultural issues and concerns in particular Tikanga Maori. Technical knowledge and experience in Family and District Courts would be highly advantageous. The ability to understand and communicate complex documents, including legislation, financial, numerical, and business information.

About us At Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice, we're committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa. Joining Te Tāhū o te Ture means you will become part of an organisation that welcomes and supports people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disabilities and religions. We offer you a range of benefits to support your wellbeing and help make the Ministry a great place to be.

These include 4.4 weeks holiday leave. flexible work hours where possible. an online professional development portal. access to a variety of inclusive and proactive networks. See our full range of benefits here. With a wide range of jobs, you also get the chance to gain a variety of skills and experience while developing your career.

Salary the appointing salary for this role will be between $83,562 and $116,273 based on skills and experience.

Send CV/Resume/Details here: recruitment@justice.govt.nz