The Tui Ora team provide intense social support to whānau to assist in developing and maintaining safe care of tamariki. We are whānau-centric, whānau-led and mana enhancing, Community strengths based - Linking and connecting, advocate for sustainable change, demystify and inform whānau of new opportunities to educate, skill develop, and create pathways for choice or change.
Tui Ora provides a range of services, including:
Working primarily with Intensive Response Team supporting whānau placements Kaimahi will walk alongside whānau when care and protection concerns have been identified by Oranga Tamariki.
Iwi Family Group Conference
Kaimahi work to strengthen whānau with the aim Tamariki will not go into care. Kaimahi also create aspirational and purposeful plans that are mana enhancing and enable whānau to lead out while ensuring tikanga practices are adhered to.
The Transition Kaimahi supports eligible rangatahi aged 15-21 on their journey transitioning from care into adulthood, independent living and long-term wellbeing.
Te Whare Mahana
Te Whare Mahana is a stable, safe and supportive living environment for Rangatahi transitioning out of care to independent living.
Social Worker in Schools (SWIS)
Supporting rangatahi to succeed at Kura in their academic endeavours by supporting students and parents to navigate challenges and barriers.
We are based at 74 Don Street, Invercargill.
All referrals from Oranga Tamariki