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Youth Worker - Manawatu
If you are looking for a varied role where no two days are the same, this could be the opportunity for you! Join us in making a meaningful difference to the lives of young people.
Manawatu have an exciting opportunity for a Youth Worker to join us on a permanent basis. You will be part of a supportive and tight-knit team carrying out rewarding and meaningful work on a day-to-day
In these fast-paced roles, you will be expected to operate collectively with a team of youth workers and other critical thinkers, inclusive of whānau hapū, iwi and communities.
Tamariki do not live-in isolation; they sit at the centre of a whānau and sometimes caregiving
Mō mātou About
Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these
Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised. We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New
This role represents an opportunity to shape a new way of working with culturally grounded solutions and innovations that support our approach and direction toward transformational change for the care and protection system - one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, innovates to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for
Mō te tūnga About the
As a Youth Worker, you will work directly with our young people to develop and deliver activities and programmes that give them opportunities to create and work towards positive goals.
You'll be a champion for them, helping them recognise and realise their own potential, and give them hope to turn their lives around.
If you genuinely care about providing young people with direction and hope, and giving them something to aspire to, you'll get immense satisfaction from this role.
Putting young people first, recognising their potential, and helping them break the cycle benefits not just them, but all Kiwis.
Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu What you will
You will need to be a realistic and resilient person to succeed in this role. These are young people who have experienced significant and serious challenges and have often been in the Youth Justice system for some time.
Our Residential Youth Workers and facility staff are potentially the first who genuinely care about them, and you will need to treat them with empathy, tolerance, consistency and understanding to build a positive
Cultural awareness and an understanding of Tikanga Māori Previous successful experience in social services work or other relevant A successful record in, or preparedness for, the quality delivery of learning and recreational activity for children and young A full, clean, and valid driver's Sound judgement Strong organisational The ability to manage risk and make tough Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt to your Good written skills as you will need to write court reports and case A positive outlook and supporting nature
If you will have established relationships and networks across the area and a good knowledge of the key players to help you make a difference in the lives of youth, then apply today!
Nōu te rourou What's in it for
Oranga Tamariki offer an impartial remuneration package, that offers progression annually for experience through tenure.
Annual remuneration for this position starts between $45,039.56 and $56,454.44 dependant on experience. We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing.
We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way.
This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and