Job type: Full Time

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Do you want to join us in making a meaningful difference to the lives of young people? Our Palmerston North site is seeking a Workplace Administrator to join us on a permanent basis. You will be working in a fun and fast paced environment whilst working alongside a dedicated and inspiring team.

At Oranga Tamariki, we believe that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can and should flourish.

  • Permanent
  • On-going coaching, support, and professional development
  • Excellent benefits
  • Support in learning Te Reo (voluntary)
  • Competitive salary up to $57,000

This is a busy and varied role with a real focus on delivering great customer service through administration that supports our clients, visitors and staff members.

You will be responsible for a range of administration duties including (but not limited to), providing support to Co-ordinators with their plans, assisting social work teams in managing client financial plans, maintaining reports, producing reports for management, keeping updated records on our information system database and producing Court lists and filing documents.

Strong customer service skills and organisational skills is the key to success. You will also bring your problem solving ability and enjoy communicating with people and positively manage internal and external business relationships confidently.

What you will bring?

  • Proven experience in office administration duties
  • Confidence and experience using Microsoft Office Suite especially Excel and Word
  • General customer service
  • Great relationship building skills with the ability to work as part of a team and add support as and when required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
  • Basic accounting and numeracy skills
  • An understanding of Te Reo would be an advantage

What’s on offer?

  • A competitive salary
  • On-going training and career development opportunities
  • Rewarding and challenging work that truly makes a difference to the community
  • Support in learning Te Reo (voluntary)

Who are we?

Our tamariki and rangatahi deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard and be surrounded by loving whānau. At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we’re on a journey to ensure that it happens. We are a leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma informed and effective for all cultures.

Oranga Tamariki is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role.

How to apply:

Apply online with your CV and Cover Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you register or login using your work email address. For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site, please do not email through applications and/or CVs. If you have any questions about the role, please contact

Applications close 23 June 2021

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