Youth Development Specialist - Wellington Region
Ministry of Social Development
Wellington, NZ
1d ago

Ministry of Social Development

Youth Development Specialist - Wellington Region

Permanent, Full Time (37.55 hours per week)

Want to be part of transforming young people’s lives? Are you results and outcome driven? Do you have strong interpersonal, networking skills?

If you answered, yes’ we want to hear from you!

We are seeking a motivated, youth-centred and outcomes driven person to join the In-House Youth Service team as a Youth Development Specialist covering the Wellington Region.

Equipping young people with the tools, information and knowledge to transition towards positive outcomes is a key driver of the Youth Service.

Youth Service works with youth clients aged 16-19 years to support them into education, training, work-based learning and employment.

Based in Wellington Regional Office, you will work collaboratively with government agencies, training, education and community organisations to implement strategies that help our young people to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.

It’s also important you have good working relationships with the local community in order to navigate the right supports for young people.

You will be experienced in building strong relationships with young people, working with and mentoring youth and delivering outcome-based programmes, e.

g. parenting, budgeting, driver’s license. You will need to demonstrate a strong youth development practice to engage, influence and build goals and plans with young people to achieve their aspirations.

You will have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), a high level of personal integrity, a self-starter and ability to work under pressure.

Also required is a high level of computer literacy, self-management and report writing skills.

As the successful candidate you will be provided with a dynamic, positive, client-centred work environment and gain satisfaction from transforming the lives of young people so they can be independent, resilient and thrive.

The salary frange or this role is $55,821 to $76,754 per annum (in line with skills, experience and other factors).

All applicants please apply with your CV and Cover Letter outlining your relevant skills and experience. In your Cover Letter please ensure you address the Key Accountabilities / Success Factors in the position description and Key Attributes noted in the advertisement.

For more information about the Youth Service check out the website :

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How to apply

Apply online with your current CV and Cover Letter :

Internal MSD Employees please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

All external applicants - please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.

Please note all applications must be made online.

For any questions please contact Fati Tagoai via email : Fati.Tagoai001

Please Note : A full driver Licence and the ability to travel throughout the greater Wellington Region. New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required at the time of application.

Applications close : Monday 23rd November 2020 at 10.00pm

Position Description

http : / / / hr / documents / position-descriptions / dce-service-delivery / client-service-delivery / youth-development-specialist-mar-20.docx

Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents. We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment.

We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū , Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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