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Child Protection Coordinator, Family Protection Team (VID: 6332)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service:
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 2/10/2022

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and shortlisting may take place earlier than the closing date advertised.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua regions.  With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, the health care provider also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

To comply with the current Health Order, MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.

MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

Are you passionate about children and young people and want to make a difference?
Then we may have the position for you!

At Te Whatu Ora Te Pae Houora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral, we recognise our obligations under the Family Violence Act 2018 and the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 to share information, to respond to, and protect tamariki from child abuse and family violence. To strengthen our focus on Child Protection we are now recruiting within the Family Protection Team. We are looking for a highly motivated, focused person who is an excellent communicator with a passion for working with people, communities, and multiple agencies to fill the permanent role:

• Child Protection Coordinator 0.9 FTE (negotiable) 

The Child Protection Coordinator role entails:

  • Ensuring the ongoing development and implementation of the  Family Violence Intervention Programme (FVIP) focused on identification, assessment and referral of child and partner abuse in health services in Te Whatu Ora MidCentral in accordance with the Ministry of Health (MoH) Family Violence Intervention Guidelines.
  • Coordinating health and education (Gateway) assessments for children and young people who come into the care of Oranga Tamariki or whom are under Family Group Conference to assist in improving health outcomes for the children and young people.  

This role supports the implementation of the Ministry of Health Family Violence Intervention Programme and the Gateway Assessment service, with the view to strengthen Child Protection support within Te Whatu Ora MidCentral, leading to a reduction in Family Violence and Child Abuse across the rohe.
 
You will need to have experience and/or extensive knowledge of family violence intervention and child protection issues, a relevant tertiary qualification and experience as a health professional. 


We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date.  Don’t delay applying if you think you’re the right fit to join the MidCentral team!

MidCentral is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Children Act 2014 click here.


Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

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For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
vacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

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