Oranga Tamariki in the PSA

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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

 

National Delegates 2019-2021

 

Care & Protection Residences

Alistair Teague

Alistair Teague - Puketai – Residential Youth Worker
Kia ora koutou. My name is Alistair and I have been working for Oranga Tamariki for 11 years as a residential youth worker. During this time I have been seconded to a range of residential roles.  I have been a delegate for a total of 6 years, and look forward to progressing residential issues over the next two years.
Email Alistair

 

Youth Justice Residences

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Paula Cross - Te Korowai Manaaki - Residential Social Worker

From Ngai Tahu Tuawhirri and Moraki, proud Mum of 4 and Nana of 6. I have been with CYF and now OT for 15 years, previous I have challenged both organisations in support of our Staff and their working conditions. This is my second term as ND and I'm looking forward to following through on work streams already commenced with the YJ Residences & Remand homes these changes effect and transform our work environment but can only be successful if our staff are fully supported.
Email Paula
 

Pacific Enterprise Delegate

Timena Kiria

Timena Kiria Otahuhu - Caregiver Social Worker 
Kia orana everyone. I am Timena Kiria, National Delegate for the Pacific. I hope to do the best I can to advocate and ensure our voices are heard and we are supported. Feel free to communicate with me.
Email Timena 

 

National Contact Centre

Sarah Wilcox - Contact Centre - Senior Practitioner

National Delegate at National Contact Centre. I came to NCC 5 years ago after 5 years working frontline in West Auckland.  I started at NCC on After Hours and currently work day shift.  It is my intention to utilise these experiences to listen to and represent PSA members at NCC.
Email Sarah

 

Partnering For Outcomes National Delegate

Audrey Grieve

Audrey Grieve - Whangarei - Advisor
I’m the National Delegate for the Partnering for Outcomes team.  This is a newly created position and I’m honoured to hold it.  I’ve been in Partnering for Outcomes since it was created under Oranga Tamariki.  Previously I’ve held roles in Community Investment and Child, Youth and Family.  I’ve been an active union member throughout my career in the state sector.  I’m located in the Te Tai Tokerau team and live south of Whangarei in sunny Ruakaka.
Email Audrey

 

National Office

Rob Teppett

Rob Teppett - Wellington - Senior Advisor Registration (CONVENOR)
I am about to celebrate 33 years with Oranga Tamariki, and have mostly worked in social work practice, as a: social worker,  supervisor, youth justice coordinator and care and protection coordinator and student unit supervisor.  I am currently a senior advisor at National Office, primarily focused on social worker registration and professional development projects. I am humbled and excited to be the newly elected National Convenor, and will passionately advocate for PSA members to ensure Oranga Tamariki delivers on negotiated entitlements, and kai mahi ora.
Email Rob

 

Otago/South

Melissa Sim - Dunedin - Practice Leader Hospital Liaison

 

Canterbury

Helen Foley - Papanui- Supervisor

I am a Care and Protection Supervisor in Christchurch and have been a PSA member since I started with the Ministry in 2007.  I have been a site delegate for several years and now have the opportunity as National Delegate to further my commitment to positively engage with members and the Ministry.  I strongly believe in the effectiveness of a collective voice to further the interests of members and am committed to carrying out my role with integrity and respect for all parties.
Email Helen

 

Upper South

Ngatai Kara

Ngatai Kara - Greymouth - Practice Leader
Tena Koutou. Ko Ngatai Kara toku ingoa, no Te Waipounamu ahau. I have worked under the State Sector Act in Care and Protection for the past 15 years and still struggle to align the aspirations of our staff with the aspirations of our organisation. However, it is in this – at times, ‘trench’ that I love to work and where my passion for fairness, safety and respect for each other, motivates me in seeking win-win solutions.  This is my second term as Upper South’s National Delegate and I am humbled that my colleagues across our roopu have faith that I can carry their issues forward.
Email Ngatai

 

Wellington

Belinda Clark

Belinda Clark - Porirua - SWRA

 

East Coast

Michelle Morgan

Michelle Morgan - Napier - Advisor

 

Taranaki-Manawatu

Kira Paul2

Kira Paul - Palmerston North - Coordinator
Kia ora!  I’ve had the honour of being a Rūnanga Delegate for our site in Palmerston North since November last year. In this time I’ve really enjoyed supporting the site delegates and staff, and have also had some great opportunities to see how the PSA works. I’m stoked to have been elected as a National Delegate and Rūnanga National Delegate!
The PSA follows an Organising Model – This is where we work together rather than paying a membership fee for a service! Therefore, every member (member/delegate/Convenor/Organiser/etc) are key to the success of the PSA. Everyone before us (members/delegates/organisers etc) have worked tirelessly to develop and foster key relationships to achieve positive change. I want to see this continue and through Kohitanga/Solidatirty I believe we can keep working towards great things!
I’m really passionate about everyone getting a fair go and ensuring minority voices are heard. I am stoked with what has achieved for our people within the Collective Agreement (Language Development and Tikanga and Te Reo recognition) - I will continue to advocate for our site, and others, to utilise these provisions and work hard to incorporate more Te Ao Māori into out workplaces. I believe a National Delegate should be approachable, be a strong advocate and have great communication skills. So I welcome PSA members to ask questions of me (keep themselves in the loop/be the squeaky wheel). 
Email Kira

 

Waikato

Pixie Stockman

Pixie Stockman - Hamilton - Coordinator

 

Bay of Plenty

Helen Jepsen

Helen Jepsen - Tokoroa - Supervisor
I am currently the ND for the BOP region and I work as supervisor of the Care team in Tokoroa. I am excited to be working alongside the great delegate team across our rohe and I look forward to growing our union as we move forward together.
Email Helen

 

South Auckland

Tekau Marua Ashby - Manukau - Court Supervisor

 

Central Auckland

Joby George

Joby George - Otahuhu - Senior Practitioner
I am the PSA national Delegate for the central Auckland Region. I am a senior practitioner at Otahuhu Oranga Tamariki Office. I am working with the Ministry for the last five years as a care and protection social worker. I have been lucky enough to be a site Delegate for the entire duration of my working with the Ministry. PSA is my passion. I believe in collective voice rather individual shouting. This is my second term as a national delegate, and I have gained great confidence and made some individual relationship with the leadership team. I am sure my frontline knowledge and relationship with my members and other delegates is going benefit my role. You are always welcome to contact me if you need any support or for any information that will help you to keep happy and safe.
Email Joby

 

North & West Auckland

Sandra Bowen

Sandra Bowden - Waitakere - Differential Response Coordinator
I am a social worker at the Waitakere Site in beautiful West Auckland.  I have been a social worker for 20 years and worked in many areas of OT, in child protection in England and for a few NGO’s in NZ but OT is my spiritual home. I come from Torquay in Devon, England originally with extended family links to Birmingham and Durham in the west and north-east of England.  However, I moved to NZ when I was 5 so consider myself a Pakeha New Zealander now and am very grateful to be here.  I grew up in South Auckland and now live in the Waitakere foothills in Glen Eden.
I am passionate about social justice, the right to self-determination, and the emotional and psychological health and safety of social workers.
I feel privileged to represent the North-West of Auckland in the National Delegate group and believe this position is one of service. As Billy Bragg says “There is Power in a Union”.
Email Sandra

 

Te Tai Tokerau

Daniel Freeman-McGrath - Tautahere Site Whangarei - Senior Practitioner

I am a care and protection senior practitioner based in Whangarei. I have been a PSA member since I started with the Ministry in 2013 and I have been a site delegate since 2017. I have been involved in the PSA as an active member of the PSA Youth Network since 2014, this has included being the National Co-Convenor of the Youth Network from 2017-2019. I am passionate about the PSA and the part the Union has to play in contributing to healthy and positive workplaces. Healthy and positive workplaces are essential in supporting workers to achieve their full potential, which I believe is essential in the mahi we do, given we are supporting others to do the same.

Email Daniel

 

 

 

Rūnanga National Delegates 2019-2021

 

Care & Protection Residences   

Manu Hunter

Manu Hunter- Puketai- Night Staff (Runanga Convenor)
Tēnā koutou katoa. Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. Ko Ngati Porou, Te Whānau-a-Kai, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui oku iwi. My hope is that we can build a foundation for Māori within Oranga Tamariki that will ultimately lead to enduring wellbeing, prosperity and self-governance. 
Email Manu

 

               Youth Justice Residences                      

Lee Nuku Ashford

Lee Nuku Ashford- Te Au Rere a te Tonga- Youth Worker

 

National Contact Centre

Teresa McCarthy- National contact centre- Intake Social worker

 

National office

Tessa Bercic- Wellington- Senior Policy Analyst

 

Otago/South

Bronny Pegler

Bronny Pegler- Dunedin- Senior Practitioner 

 

Canterbury

Vacant

 

Upper South

Marie Normile2

Marie Normile- Blenheim- Senior Practitioner
Kia ora Koutou. Marie Normile. Te Whanau o Ruataupare ki Tuparoa me Te Whanau Rakaiora nga Hapu. Ngati Porou te Iwi. Runanga National Delegate, Upper South Region. Kia kaha kia maia kia Manawanui.
Email Marie

 

Wellington

Maxine Carroll

Maxine Carroll- Porirua- SWRA
Kia Ora. Ko Maxine Carroll taku ingoa, I whakapapa to Ngati Kahungunu ki te Wairoa and Kai Tahi, Wairewa. Thank you all for supporting me to be the Runanga National Delegate for the Wellington-Central East Coast rohe. You can find me at the Porirua Site of Oranga Tamariki.
Email Maxine

 

East Coast

Vacant

 

Taranaki-Manawatu

Kira Paul

Kira Paul- Palmerston North- Coordinator      

Kia ora!  I’ve had the honour of being a Rūnanga Delegate for our site in Palmerston North since November last year. In this time I’ve really enjoyed supporting the site delegates and staff, and have also had some great opportunities to see how the PSA works. I’m stoked to have been elected as a National Delegate and Rūnanga National Delegate! 
The PSA follows an Organising Model – This is where we work together rather than paying a membership fee for a service! Therefore, every member (member/delegate/Convenor/Organiser/etc) are key to the success of the PSA. Everyone before us (members/delegates/organisers etc) have worked tirelessly to develop and foster key relationships to achieve positive change. I want to see this continue and through Kohitanga/Solidatirty I believe we can keep working towards great things! 
I’m really passionate about everyone getting a fair go and ensuring minority voices are heard. I am stoked with what has achieved for our people within the Collective Agreement (Language Development and Tikanga and Te Reo recognition) - I will continue to advocate for our site, and others, to utilise these provisions and work hard to incorporate more Te Ao Māori into out workplaces. I believe a National Delegate should be approachable, be a strong advocate and have great communication skills. So I welcome PSA members to ask questions of me (keep themselves in the loop/be the squeaky wheel). 
Email Kira

 

Waikato

Sheri Patena

Sheri Patena- Hamilton- Social Worker     

 

Bay of Plenty

Vacant

 

South Auckland

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Tekau Marua Ashby- Manukau- Court Supervisor

 

Kia Ora Koutou, Ko Tainui te waka. Ko Waikato te awa. Ko Te Awamarahi te marae. Ko Ngati Amaru te hapu. E noho ana au I roto I Tamaki Makaurau. Representing South Auckland as National Delegate. Current role as Youth Court Supervisor, I have a passion for kaimahi ora and quality social work practice.

 

Email Tekau-Marua 

 

Central Auckland

 Vacant

 

North & West Auckland 

Were Maiava

Were Maiava- Westgate- Kaitiaki Team
Tena koutou, as a Kaitiaki team member within the North/West region of Auckland, I am humbled and honoured to be able to represent our PSA whanau as a Runanga national delegate. I understand that this is a huge job and will try my best to meet the needs of the wider PSA whanau, for the betterment of the whanau, the mahi we do, and the people we serve within our communities. I’ll end with a whakatauaki/proverb composed by one of my relations from maniapoto. ‘kaua e mangamukahia nga korero, me matamatahia’. Don’t take the windy road like the mangamukas to get your point across, hit it straight on like the matamata flats.
Email Were

 

Te Tai Tokerau

 Hailey Paul- Whangarei- Senior Practitioner

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

PSA_Professional_Development_Fund@ot.govt.nz

The application form and criteria can be found here:

  Criteria-for-Professional-Development-Fund.pdf

Form-for-Professional-Development-Fund.pdf

 

 

 

 

  • PSA-Submission-on-Kairaranga-Role-Aug-2019 pdf | 560 KB | Last Changed: 13/08/2019 2:47pm

    The PSA Rūnanga national delegates wrote a submission about the Kairaranga role currently being consulted on.

  • Reccomendations-to-project-governance-SWRA-Admin-Review pdf | 166 KB | Last Changed: 13/08/2019 2:28pm

    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.

  • Oranga-Tamariki-CA-December-2018-to-June-2021 pdf | 11 MB | Last Changed: 27/06/2019 9:17am

    This is the collective agreement covering the majority of workers within Oranga Tamariki.

  • Terms-of-settlement-OT-2018-2021 pdf | 1 MB | Last Changed: 27/06/2019 9:14am

    This document supplements the collective agreement describing the agreements reached between Oranga Tamariki and the PSA in bargaining.

  • Terms-of-settlement-CYF2016 pdf | 1015 KB | Last Changed: 01/07/2019 3:23pm

    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.

  • Change-process-protocol-final-2019 pdf | 82 KB | Last Changed: 27/06/2019 3:09pm

    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.

  • PSA-Relationship-Agreement-14.6.18-Final pdf | 377 KB | Last Changed: 26/06/2019 1:59pm

    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.

  • Oranga-tamariki-casework-and-workload-survey pdf | 1.4 MB | Last Changed: 26/06/2019 2:00pm

    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.

  • OT-Gender-Pay-Gap-Action-Plan-final-2019 pdf | 133 KB | Last Changed: 27/06/2019 9:35am

    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.

  • Gender-Pay-Gap-Data-Analysis-for-SSCfinal pdf | 159 KB | Last Changed: 27/06/2019 9:38am

    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