Youth Coach - SWAT
Youth Horizons
Auckland, NZ
1d ago

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Youth Coach / Advisor

We are looking for a Youth Coach for our Youth Service in New Lynn. You will focus on supporting young people and young parents who are receiving government financial assistance referred to the service by the Ministry of Social Development.

This is an office based and community based role, responsible for supporting at-risk youth and young parents aged 16-20 years.

Role requirements :

  • Completing needs assessments to identify current circumstances and determine if the young person and / or their child require other services and / or interventions.
  • Providing information, guidance and support to young people and their families / whānau in order to raise aspirations and assist the young person into work, training or further education opportunities.
  • Developing a pathway plan with the young person that includes goals to improve young person's skills with a focus on increasing employability and enhancing social participation and engagement.
  • Planning and prioritising intermediary goals, or action steps, to advance the overall progress of the young person.
  • Supporting with applications to further assistance / support.
  • Keeping meticulous records of all aspects of engagements with young people.
  • Implementing motivational strategies and strength-based approaches in order to maintain the young person's engagement with the service and chosen activity.
  • Facilitating young person's access to the range of other services necessary to ensure the best result for the young person, as they move towards independence.
  • Facilitation of Budgeting & Parenting Programmes.
  • About You

  • Proven experience achieving positive outcomes working with youth, family / whanau.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with peers and stakeholders.
  • Strong administrative experience with an eye for detail.
  • Exposure to using motivational and strength-based approaches and strategies with youth.
  • Knowledge of community resources and how to access information and resources relating to education, employment, housing and health services.
  • Commitment to practicing bi-culturalism in everyday situations.
  • Facilitation experience or confidence to deliver programmes.
  • Full and clean New Zealand drivers licence.
  • Youth Horizons Offers

  • Comprehensive training and career progression opportunities.
  • Fun loving family / whanau environment.
  • A fast paced and rewarding environment.
  • Values based organisation.
  • Competitive remuneration.
  • Paid birthday leave.
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