TFM Practitioner - Te Whare Tumanako o Kia Puawai
Youth Horizons
Auckland, NZ
3d ago

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Specialist Youth Worker (TFM) Permanent Full-time

Is this you?

If you are a confident person with a heart for our vulnerable rangatahi and want to work in an amazing organisation, then keep reading!

You are resilient, pro-active and have an experience helping rangatahi to build their character and develop their life skills.

You may have worked in residential services, led youth programmes, managed sports teams, lead mentorship program / s or provided leadership to rangatahi in a relevant setting.

If you have the passion and drive to support youth with complex and challenging behaviour, this role is for you.

About the service

Te Whare Tumanako o Kia Puāwai is a 24 / 7 residential service for up to 5 Rangatahi with complex behavioural needs. Generally our Rangatahi stay for up to 12 months and are supported to transition back to whanau or other longer term care options.

Our Rangatahi engage in normal teenage activities such as schooling, sports, and whanau visits.

Our Youth Workers / TFM Practitioners provide the day to day care and support Rangatahi using the Teaching Family Model ( TFM ), an evidence-based model to inform our practice and treatment delivery.

Rangatahi are supported to develop life and social skills, essential to helping them achieve their goals.

What you will do

  • Assist rangatahi to develop and practice skills including, behaviour management, communication, coping and problem-solving skills.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Assist with the day to day running of the home and basic house administration
  • Carry out sleepovers in the home as needed (paid)
  • 40 hours of rostered shifts between Monday-Sunday
  • Of particular importance is our valuing of diversity and our commitment to our bi-cultural journey. You will have a genuine appreciation for how we integrate Māori and Pasifika kaupapa into our daily working life.

    You must have a full and clean New Zealand driver's licence and must be able to obtain a clear Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Police vetting check.

    What Youth Horizons offers

  • Supportive and values-based team environment
  • Career progression opportunities across a national organisation.
  • Outstanding training in the Teaching Family Model (TFM) and supervision including cultural support and development.
  • 24 / 7 senior leadership support.
  • Paid birthday leave
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