Care Worker - Casual
Oranga Tamarik
Dunedin, NZ
3d ago

Te Pae Tawhiti Group Home in Dunedin

Te Pae Tawhiti Group Home located in Dunedin is operational 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is staffed continuously. We require casual staff on an on call basis to assist with a range of shifts across days, nights, weekends and public holidays.

About the role Mō te tūnga

The purpose is to support tamariki in making good life choices, strengthening whānau relationships, and ensuring routines and processes for strengthening positive behaviour are in place and maintained.

The tamariki who come to Te Pae Tawhiti require a safe nurturing environment where we can work together to help them make positive change at what is often a critical point in their lives.

Their needs can be complex, and so are the journeys that brought them here.

This is a real opportunity to positively influence young people, help them grow and successfully transition back into the community.

At Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children, our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our kaimahi and the tamariki and whānau we support.

We have strict health & safety measures to keep our people safe and as part of this role, you may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or intend to be prior to starting with us.

We may also ask you to undertake COVID-19 tests during your employment.

What you will bring Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu

To be successful in this role, you will need to :

  • meet the safety checking and Ministry vetting requirements (police check etc.)
  • have a full clean New Zealand drivers' licence
  • have a belief and commitment to ensuring that the paramount element of importance in your work is the safety of and outcomes for children and young persons
  • be a strong team player and positive role model
  • demonstrate initiative and sound judgement, with an ability to 'think on your feet'
  • have experience developing rapport with young people
  • be self-directed in work practices
  • effective time management
  • strong communication skills (you will need to write succinct, factual and audience appropriate reports)
  • experience in residential care work as an employee or volunteer or have relevant life skills
  • an understanding of interventions and treatment approaches to effect positive behavioural change
  • an ability to deliver structured programmes
  • an interest in sports and fitness, tikanga Maori or music / arts
  • If you want to be part of a team that is committed to working with young people to help them realise their absolute potential, then we would love to hear from you.

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