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Team Leader Child Support – National Collections Enforcement

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 3:01 pm Thu 17th May 2007

See Job Description.

Note some of the key details.

Child Support has a vision to be “A First Class Child Support Service”. We are committed to increased levels of customer satisfaction through improved service delivery by doing business in a way that suits our customers. Child Support will continue to evolve and shape as society increases its acceptance and perceptions of the need for the absentee parent to financially support their children, voluntarily.

Collection of arrears from specific Non Custodial Parents who are deemed to be self employed with an assessed child support debt (excluding penalties) of

    greater than $2000


This current vacancy is to replace the team leader for the legal support team. While no legal qualification is necessary, experience in preparing legal documentation and/or a penchant for legal work would be an advantage. While the successful person will lead the legal support team initially, it is expected that they would be able to lead any Child Support team.




  1. Interesting. I was being given a quick your of the court house last night when the fines collection officer admitted that the hardest people to obtain fines and reparation from are the self employed. He wasclearly upset that the easiest were the beneficiaries and low income earners as they lacked the Guile to be evasive!

    Comment by Alastair — Thu 17th May 2007 @ 4:53 pm

  2. That should be the guile to avoid that which is wrong.

    Comment by Bevan Berg — Thu 17th May 2007 @ 5:51 pm

  3. greater education,(now learn this) voluntary compliance,(just hand the money over without a fuss boys) and achieving greater customer service and satisfaction(so we can keep the government and the girls happy).

    Comment by Bevan Berg — Thu 17th May 2007 @ 5:57 pm

  4. I have equal share parenting, yet the child Support team harangues me for child support (I cannot pay because I have virtually no income and care for my child 50% of the time), while the mother who works less than 20 hours per week and recieves the DPB and all other allowances on top, takes deliver of her new 42″ plasma TV tomorrow.
    The Child Support team are investigating, haranging, abusing and stealing from the wrong people.
    I am not a non-custodial parent and have never been. No father should be deemed a “non-custodial” parent or have funds stolen from him while applications before the Family Court remain in limbo (being denied justice), and while he is doing everything in his power to be an effective parent to the child.
    Child support should not be stolen from anyone until the child’s long term care has been decided in a REAL court of law. Also, why is there a massive campaign to recover the cost of the DPB? DPB is arguably the easiest benifit to get and retain (all you need is child and it doesn’t seem to matter how you got that child), most benificeries are one sex only, and in most cases the benificery is the person who initiated the breakup in the first place. No one would expect a person who recieved the dole, sickness benifit, accident compensation, invalids benifit or pension to have to pay it back, let alone another person, an “innocent” party to repay the debt.
    “No-fault” divorce/separation laws should be scrapped and there should be no child support or DPB (basic assistance only) until the Family Court process has concluded. The Child Support Team might then put pressure on the Family Court to resolve care of children more quickly.
    Forget Osama, north Korea and Iran, the true AXIS of EVIL is the combined forces of Family Court, Child Support, and Helen Clarks minions; Helengrad.

    Comment by shadowdad — Thu 17th May 2007 @ 6:20 pm

  5. UF might like to comment here.

    Peter Dunne has stated that he has IRD officials working on a formula variation for shared care, its been a long time and nothing!!!

    Peter Dunne, Minister Responsible for Child Support and United Future Leader, appears to be more interested in getting detention by tax official than resolving the ludicrous situation Shadowdad and a hell of a lot of other parents encounter.

    You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to Why if both parents are sharing the care of the child should either parent be paying the other a percentage of their income before tax?

    To put it another way

    Both parents share care so why is any money required to change hands?What is the purpose of this form of taxation?

    The money you are paying is nothing less than spousal maintenance, normally taken by the STATE taken for benefit recovery.

    Dont we already pay tax to cover the cost of the welfare state!

    What I find laughable is IRD advise and encourage you to claim child support against the other parent. Its like IRD is trying to legitimize leveling child tax on you for sharing the care of your children by getting you to agree that the other parent should pay as well.

    Peter Dunne has failed to deliver any improvement to child support in shared care situations.

    Reminding you of your commitment Peter


    Comment by Scrap_The_CSA — Thu 17th May 2007 @ 9:45 pm

  6. The only commitment you will see from Dunne is to the labour party – He’s the next Jim Anderton if he’s lucky.

    Comment by Bevan Berg — Thu 17th May 2007 @ 10:20 pm

  7. WINZ has also been working on a formula for equal parenting. Not sure if it is already sorted.

    Beneficiaries are easy to get fine money off because it is deducted from their benefits. They are not told about it in some cases. It is a deal between courts and WINZ.

    Comment by julie — Thu 17th May 2007 @ 10:29 pm

  8. Good hostage negotiation skills required;we are the hostage and the state has us.If you have a penchant for legally financially screwing innocent people;it would be a great advantage.Preferably sociopathic tendencies an advantage;the less conscience the better.

    Comment by keith — Fri 18th May 2007 @ 5:10 pm

  9. Julie,

    Are you suggesting that Javan and I are about to be back paid for our 7 years of NO help from WINZ yet they are very, very, very aware of our FC **Equal** Parenting Orders on my **Single Persons Invalids Benefit** NOTE one person

    WINZ refuse to recognise that Javan spends over half his life with me and has done since 1997

    I think maybe you speak from fairy land

    Offer us the sources from which you are fed this dribble or stop feeding FAULCE hope into the many watching this site which are caught in similar circumstances to Javan and mine

    Onward in Coalition with others to Re-Build the **Whole-NATURAL-Biological-FAMILY**

    Comment by JimBWarrior - HandsOnEqualParent — Fri 18th May 2007 @ 9:15 pm

  10. Jim,

    I’m not suggesting anything. I have known for some months that WINZ have been working on some type of formula for equal parenting. Months ago I looked into child support and working for families. It came up then. Actually, I think it was last year.

    It may be, because it sounds logical that it is infact IRD who is working out something.

    Phone them and ask them how it is going. You know they have to deal with equal parenting at some stage.

    Comment by julie — Sat 19th May 2007 @ 8:39 am

  11. Jim,

    There is heaps that is going on. You can get information for your group through Social Development. They are more than happy to send out stuff and they will even come and speak to a group of you personally. Look to their website.

    Comment by julie — Sat 19th May 2007 @ 8:44 am

  12. Julie,

    Why would I ask?

    I have been on the WINZ Advocates team for years and often in contact with Hughes and others over these matters

    Don’t you read your E-mail?

    There is no deeper arm into future Policy and the Labour Agenda

    Policy is strictly controlled by cabinet.

    WINZ is their major tool to fulfil their agenda — Affecting far more people than the FC, CYFS and even Child Support thru Hughes.

    Anyway, Spin Dr. Supremo Steve Maharey will NEVER let real **Equal** Parenting into the slightest of the crakes within our Law and Social Policy

    Your misinterpreted information is tantamount to a stooge which far more than I suspect. Even those far away on the E-Group

    Come on girl your naivety is dangerous and a grand advantage to those who damage the **Whole-NATURAL-Biological-FAMILY**

    Onward in Coalition, working with others to re-build the;

    Jim Bailey – JimBWarrior
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    Founder — ***HandsOnEqualParent.ORG***;

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    Comment by JimBWarrior - HandsOnEqualParent — Sat 19th May 2007 @ 9:00 am

  13. Julie,

    You remind me of my DAD who had good reason to remain blind to these issues

    My DAD fought me on similar issues into his early 80’s – He had spent 5 years at war – been president of the local RSA and Lions – Lost a brother and brother in law to the 2nd would war. Then latter lost his Father and twin brother for war related reasons

    He needed to defend his reasons to honour the system to remain sane . He and others had wared in both peace and war to protect what he had been Spin Doctored to believe was best the **Whole-NATURAL-Biological-FAMILY**.

    He did this even while I was fighting desperately to maintain my and his contact with his youngest Grand Child and began to expose the system I was fast learning was deliberately tearing our FAMILIES apart.

    Just weeks before his death he apologied in the Thouroughbred Tavern beside his old Folks village and changed his will to make sure I had what I have poured into Javan my and many other **Whole-NATURAL-Biological-FAMILIES**

    Are you defending the EVIL system and finding delight in their SPIN for some agenda within you that can’t face the reality of the damage delberatly being done to our **Whole-NATURAL-Biological-FAMILIES**??

    Onward – Jim

    Comment by JimBWarrior - HandsOnEqualParent — Sat 19th May 2007 @ 9:21 am

  14. Julie,

    IRD not Winz control CS.

    Your faith in the officials is astounding!

    The model used by WINZ is simple, one parent is sole custodial parent and the other is a visitor who pays for your lifestyle and the privilege of being allowed to visit his children.

    The ideology has provided women like yourself with extensive benefits and such perks as free education and training allowances and tax credits, Special needs grants, mortgage subsides, interest free loans and the ability to destroy the family.

    Its economic genocide against the children and the “Non Custodial Parent” to feather the “custodial” parents nest.

    All Jim is asking for is equality in the provision of welfare benefits for equal parenting. He is quite correct that inequality exists and despite years of showing this WINZ still pay one parent for not caring for the children when they are not in their care, but wont pay the other parent who has the care.

    And yes it is Women who support this apartheid against parents, they created and maintain the injustice.



    Comment by Scrap_The_CSA — Sat 19th May 2007 @ 1:21 pm

  15. Wow, how did this happen.

    I had only STATED that WINZ was looking into a formula they were going to use in equal parenting situations. The post had stated that IRD was doing the same. I have heard from parents having equal parenting that they both pay each other and from one who said they took the responsibility from IRD and just each rely on themselves.

    I don’t know what either will do. I am aware that people have 2 children and each parent has one so they can both recieve a DPB. And both pay CS through IRD. I am sure that has been a thought for WINZ regarding equal parenting but I am sure they can see alot of people abusing it.

    And I am sure they can’t look at halving the benefit if both parents claim a disability. For neither parent can go to work.

    I am not sticking up for them. I am sure you have a better solution to share.

    Comment by julie — Sat 19th May 2007 @ 3:22 pm

  16. guys, I don’t want to make this sound any more confusing than it already is but, in the 10 weeks since I started Equal Shared Parenting I have phoned IRD three times;
    CALL 1 -they can’t stop or adjust my child support or assist me in any way until the MOTHER contacts them and informs them of HER change in circumstances.
    CALL 2 -(two weeks later) I got given the 0800 number for the Shared Parenting Team in Christchurch and they said I (the FATHER) have to write a letter to inform them of MY Shared Parenting situation, and if it is recieved within 21 days of the start they will back date.
    CALL 3 -(another 3 weeeks later). I was eagre to get a reply from the Shared Parenting team so I phoned again. This time I got told that they don’t act on letters, but they would send out forms to fill out, and NO….they don’t back date either, they go by the day the filled forms are recieved.

    I have also been in touch with WINZ several times.
    Call 1 -sorry nothing they can do. BUT they know that the current situation is very unfair for fathers. Have you been to your local MP?
    CALL 2 -sorry etc etc. Yes we feel very sorry for fathers…the system is very unfair.
    CALL 3 -Sorry etc, etc. WINZ and IRD have been working on a fairer system but it won’t help you because it will be years before anything is put in place.

    So I sent an open letter to MPs (as I do), and I got one reply from Sue Bradford;
    “…I acknowledge there is some validity in the point that you make about the way the Inland Revenue Department assesses Child Support in instances of equal or near-equal parenting of a child when the two parents are not living together. There are some serious anomalies in the system, and this is one of them – the level of Child Support paid by both parents when shared parenting is acknowledged by IRD is greater than that which would be paid by the non-custodial parent if the child were in the primary care of one parent. (she totally missed the point of my letter) If one (or both) parents are in receipt of a benefit, then that additional money goes to the Crown to partially offset the cost of the benefit.

    Green Party policy is for a full review of the Child Support Act to address this and a number of other anomalies.

    I do not accept your contention that the level of the Domestic Purposes Benefit is too high. Every week I receive correspondence from single parents who are struggling to make ends meet on the Domestic Purposes Benefit. While I do not know the precise circumstances of your ex-partner (mother on DPB just bought 42″ plasma TV), I can assure you that for most single parents the domestic purposes benefit covers only the basics of maintaining a household…”

    OK Sue, now imagine an adult living on HALF the DPB while caring for the child HALF the time and paying HALF the costs while having child support extorted from him………POVERTY Sue.

    Comment by shadowdad — Sat 19th May 2007 @ 10:46 pm

  17. From; News-n-Debate > UK : Tyne Tees TV Region – CSA

    I look forward to more of this and HOPE **Tyne Tees TV**
    – Will stream the results so as we can all see this World-Wide (Please send info)
    – Has the courage to explore the TRUTH of so called **Child Support**
    Onward — Jim


    Dear All,

    Tyne Tees TV will be interviewing Lord Mackenzie about the Child Support Agency, and their new drive to “make parents pay” and how they are going to get tough on non paying parents.

    We all know that CSA target the wrong people, and will not be getting tough on the real non payers. Tyne Tees TV would like to hear from any NRP that has been hounded unnecessarily by CSA. This could be because they incorrectly claim that you are the NRP to a child, or because they claim an inaccurate level of debt is owed, or any experience which has had a negative impact on you.

    The case study needs to be around the Newcastle, Sunderland, Northumberland, Co. Durham, Tyne and Wear areas and will need to contact the station asap.

    Anyone who is willing to be a case study, please contact Brian O Neill, on 0191 474 8806 (leave a message if no answer and he will call you back asap) or email [email protected]

    Steve Bayliss
    F4J Wales-Cymru

    Bringing Dads From Around The World…..Together

    Comment by JimBWarrior - HandsOnEqualParent — Sun 20th May 2007 @ 12:09 am

  18. Julie,

    It happened because you don’t listen

    Who is looking at halving the DPB?

    Who is looking at the Govt paying More?

    What I want to see is the Govt support Parents **Equally**

    What I want to see is BOTH Parents **Equally** involved in their Children Lives

    What I want to see is BOTH Parents **Equally** Sharing ALL Govts funds aimed at bringing a Child to maturity

    If BOTH are disabled, working, unable to work, together or not is not signifigant.

    What is significant is that our Kids have **Equal** doses of BOTH Parents and their Families from conception

    A very threatening concept to those that use our **Families in Anguish** as a tool of trade.

    The **Whole-NATURAL-Biological-FAMILY** being fully available (HandsON) and supported by Law and Social Policy

    The Femi-Fascists and those receiving income from the existing system be they Bureacrats, Lawyers, Judges, NGO’s, MP’s, DPBers doing HALF the job, will fight this for their own narcisstic reasons untill **HandsOnEqualParenting** is enshined into Law and Social Policy because they will all lose UNJUSTIFIED Income.

    Not only lose income because their main tool of trade has been taken from them but they are procecuted for their involvement in destroying any Childs relationship with its **Whole-NATURAL-Biological-FAMILY**

    Might I say that while we have sexual deviants running this country and those who sympathise with them we are going nowhere, the foundations of their thinking toward the **Whole-NATURAL-Biological-FAMILY** is screwed.

    Onward in Coalition with others – Re-Building the **Whole-NATURAL-Biological-FAMILY** – Jim

    Comment by JimBWarrior - HandsOnEqualParent — Sun 20th May 2007 @ 1:27 am

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