Oranga Tamariki in the PSA
This page is intended as a resource for members from Oranga Tamariki to find key documents related to PSAs involvement in Oranga Tamariki. It also aims to provide a 'one stop shop' for other important info around projects, delegates and news.
Have a look through the tabs below to find some useful items
There are four clusters, three are geographical, and the fourth comprises residences. Click on the links to see the delegates for each cluster.
- Cluster 1 – Upper North - Northland/Tāmaki Makaurau
- Cluster 2 – Lower North -Waikato down to Wellington
- Cluster 3 – South Island
- Cluster 4 – Residences
PSA is about being transparent and accountable to the membership, removing siloes and placing the members at the heart of the decision-making process.
We are an organic union that operates from the bottom up. The intent moving into the cluster model is to be much more regional focussed to increase engagement with members directly at the site level. We want members to be able to actively participate in the union with-out structural interference. We want to better know your hopes and desires as well as understand what existing operational challenges there are throughout our workplaces.
We are building our national and regional site delegate and health and safety representative networks by linking people together who share a common interest in both advocating and supporting their colleagues.
The practice expertise sits with members, and PSA will advocate for greater partnership in service design and ensure our aspirations for professional excellence in providing service to tamariki, rangitahi and whānau are delivered.
Eileen Kaveney is a PSA Rūnanga Delegate from Oranga Tamariki Lower Hutt Site, where she works as a Care and Protection Social Worker.
This korero is about Eileen's mahi in her role as our PSA Rūnanga delegate and how she incorporates her Māoritanga into her everyday mahi as a social worker.
See the table below for all Oranga Tamariki newsletters:
|Date Sent||Subject Line|
|25 August||Oranga Tamariki: TÄmaki Makaurau Level 3
|11 August||Oranga Tamariki Update Kaimahi ora and managers' collective bargaining|
|14 July||Oranga Tamariki Section 7AA - Te Korowai o Wairuatanga|
|30 June||PSA Health and Safety Representatives Steering Committee|
|02 June||PSA Update for Oranga Tamariki June|
|25 May||PSA Oranga Tamariki 2020 - 9|
|14 May||Oranga Tamariki Residence PSA Update 4|
|07 May||Oranga Tamariki update for FGC Co-ordinator Members only|
|23 April||Oranga Tamariki Residences PSA Update 2|
|14 April||Oranga Tamariki updated advice for working from home|
|07 April||Oranga Tamariki Residences PSA Update 1|
|06 April||OT Update - Stay at Home|
|27 March||Oranga Tamariki as an essential service|
|24 March||PSA @ OT - Staying Connected During COVID-19|
|22 February||OT Newsletter - 22 February 2020|
|December 2019||OT Newsletter - December 2019|
|National Delegate & National Rununga Delegate Minutes Teleconference 8 June|
|Manager's Collective bargaining update August 11|
|Worker Participation Agreement 2020-2023|
|Letter to Social Workers Registration Board|
|Letter to Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers|
The professional development fund is a PSA member only benefit for people working at Oranga Tamariki who are covered by the main collective. The fund is administered by three PSA delegate and three Oranga Tamariki representatives.
Applications for the fund can be sent to:
The application form and criteria can be found here:
Episode 8: Korero at PSA House
Episode 7: Return to Level 1
Episode 6: Manawatu Taranaki Regional Hui
For audio only:
Episode 5: Workloads
For audio only:
Episode 4: On the ground at Tāmaki Makaurau
For audio only:
Episode 3: Strategic Engagement Meeting feedback
For audio only:
Episode 2: FGC meeting and Residences update
For audio only:
Introducing the latest development from your PSA organisers, convenors, and delegates, the PSA @ OT podcast. The purpose of this podcast is to help get the important messages to you, our members, as another medium in addition to our social media and newsletters.
Episode 1: Introducing your organisers and convenors
For audio only:
- 210702-PSA-OT-newsletter docx | 83 KB | Last Changed: 20/07/2021 2:17pm
- OT-PSA-newsletter-2021-Speak-Up docx | 41 KB | Last Changed: 20/07/2021 2:14pm
- PSA Response to the National Contact Centre Organisation Design Consultation Document docx | 267 KB | Last Changed: 25/05/2021 12:29pm
- Newsletter 6 April 2021 - NCC Members Unite docx | 77 KB | Last Changed: 25/05/2021 12:28pm
- AMM-National-Orgnaiser-Oranga-Tamariki-Report-2021 pdf | 255 KB | Last Changed: 18/05/2021 12:29pm
- AMM-Oranga-Tamariki-AMM-2021 pdf | 243 KB | Last Changed: 18/05/2021 12:29pm
- Sela-Runanga-Report-back-BOP-National pdf | 186 KB | Last Changed: 18/05/2021 12:29pm
- PSA-manifesto-points-may-2021 pdf | 212 KB | Last Changed: 18/05/2021 12:29pm
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The PSA Rūnanga national delegates wrote a submission about the Kairaranga role currently being consulted on.
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This document was written to the Project Governance group from Oranga Tamariki with the recommendations from the SWRA/Admin delegate team. These recommendations were based on analysing the huge amount of feedback we got in consider this. There will be final results in all changes once we get a decision from Oranga Tamariki.
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This is the collective agreement covering the majority of workers within Oranga Tamariki.
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This document supplements the collective agreement describing the agreements reached between Oranga Tamariki and the PSA in bargaining.
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This is the terms of settlement from the last bargaining done under the CYF brand when CYF was a part of the Ministry for Social Development. Many of the commitments remain- for example those around transporting.
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These are the high level principles that underpin how we at the PSA expect Oranga Tamariki to engage with us on different types of change. It is worthwhile knowing these so that members can ensure the organisation follows these and includes us at every stage.
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The relationship agreement describes how our delegate structures work, how we can escalate issues and also detail the agreements between Oranga Tamariki and the PSA on delegate release and engagement. Individual sites then fill in a site agreement agreeing their specific needs.
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This is a survey undertaken of PSA members who held a caseload in 2018. Designed to update some of the basic data gathered in the 2014 Work and caseload review it captures critical information on the pressure on members and was sent to the Minister.
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The PSA work with Oranga Tamariki every year to put together a gender pay action plan. Every agency in the public service is required to have a gender pay action plan and look to eliminate gender bias at every stage in the employment life cycle. (Recruitment, promotion etc.) The PSA monitor progress on this work throughout each year.
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This is the data that we look at and continue to monitor for the purposes of eliminating gender and ethic bias within Oranga Tamariki when it comes to pay and progression. Take a look- still lots of work to be done.
- Terms-of-Settlement-for-SW-Pay-Equity-Claim- pdf | 256 KB | Last Changed: 27/06/2019 2:34pm