SWRB: Chief Advisor: Maori Responsiveness

Chief Advisor, Māori Responsivenes

“Mā te rongo, ka mōhio, Mā te mōhio, ka mārama,
Mā te mārama, ka mātau, Mā te mātau, ka ora.”
“From listening comes knowledge, from knowledge comes understanding,
From understanding comes wisdom, from wisdom comes well-being.”
The Role
The Social Workers Registration Board has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Advisor, Māori to join its team in Wellington to provide advice and support to the Social Workers Registration Board/Kāhui Whakamana Tauwhiro (SWRB) work programme, strategy, Treaty issues and engagement in a whānau-centered way.
The Chief Advisor is a critical role in terms of leading and influencing the Board’s work to achieve its legislative purpose through working with internal and external stakeholders. The legislation states that the Board must ensure that the aims and aspirations of Māori are integral and ongoing priorities.
Reflecting the priority of responsiveness to Māori in a manner that meets the Treaty of Waitangi obligations in strategic and policy advice, this role will include the following duties:
Develop a broad overview of issues, particularly in respect of te ao Māori and the Treaty of Waitangi, across SWRB and the wider regulatory framework, anticipating opportunities and challenges.
Lead the provision of strategic advice and guidance to the CE on critical matters related to equity issues for Māori and regulatory matters that will improve sector outcomes for Māori.
Establish and maintain sustainable and effective strategic relationships with key iwi and Māori partners, stakeholders and communities of interest.
You will draw on your extensive networks and experience to help build strong partnerships with iwi and Māori that support the journey to mandatory registration for all social workers by February 2021.
This is an exciting and challenging role and we are seeking someone who is committed to helping the SWRB achieve its aspiration to build robust and durable strategies around its commitment to Māori.
Key requirements of the role:
Knowledge and understanding of tikanga Māori and fluency in te reo Māori 
Willingness to share and build knowledge of mātauranga Māori within SWRB 
In-depth understanding of issues relating to the Treaty of Waitangi, Māori values and beliefs 
Knowledge of the social work/Crown sector
Experience of working in government in a policy setting would also be desirable.
The hours for the role are flexible for the right candidate.  The position could suit a person seeking a 12-month, fixed-term establishment role, or it could be considered as a permanent position.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday, 27 May 2020
FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Simon Boyes 04 550 8000


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