This full-time role in Lifewise’s Youth Housing team is an integral part of our Youth Housing Service working directly with rangatahi who are either homeless, or at risk of homelessness.
Working across our service, you provide support to rangatahi within the Lifewise Youth Housing Service. The role is community based and focuses on supporting the needs of vulnerable and at risk young people towards independent living.
The Youth Housing Service provides accommodation and support for rangatahi aged 16 24 years at a time (and sometimes their partners and / or children).
This service works with young people to assist them in developing the skills needed to live independently. You will use your expertise in Youth Development to provide flexible, youth focused, wrap around’ and AOD support designed to build life skills through tailored one to one support plans.
The Youth Development Worker provides strengths based support services and activities by working collaboratively with young people identifying their needs and finding practical solutions that will assist them towards independent living and resettlement to longer term accommodation or back to family / whanau and community.
WHO YOU REPORT TO
You report to the Youth Housing Team Leader
WHAT YOU’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR
Date approved : January 2018
Approved by : CEO Lifewise Trust
WHAT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED