Night Care Worker
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Waikato - Hamilton
5d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

Job Description

Permanent, full-time, Hillcrest Home, Hamilton

Do you want to join a close team who are passionate about their work? In this role, you will be part of the journey we are on in helping our rangatahi thrive, and working nights means you can earn extra money without having to sacrifice any other priorities you may have during the day.

What's on offer :

  • A salary range between $44,148 - 48,783
  • An additional penal allowance for working rostered shifts
  • A supportive team who are using the best leading-edge community-based programme's and getting results
  • Access to a generous Southern Cross health plan and banking package with Westpac
  • What you will do :

  • Mentor rangatahi through our successful programme and through all life necessities
  • Provide safety, care and supervision overnight for our young people in our home
  • Escalate any risks as and when they arise
  • Interact with our young people before they head to bed for the night
  • Ensure routines are met and processes followed
  • Monitor the grounds and keep security in order
  • Assist as and where you can with the rangatahi's behavioural issues
  • Who are we

    Our tamariki and rangatahi deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard, and be surrounded by loving whānau. At Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children, we're on a journey to ensure that it happens.

    We are a leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma-informed, and effective for all cultures.

    What team you will work with

    Our team at Hillcrest Home in Hamilton are very driven, fun and warm. They understand that to create an environment for rangatahi to thrive there needs to be a space that is structured and predicable.

  • Our values are important to us. We are focused and committed to making our kids reach their goals. Every day in our home is different;
  • it's busy because we're all striving to do the right thing for our rangatahi. Come join a high performing team who really are constantly raising the bar by getting paid to have fun and see real change.

    What you will bring :

  • Resilience, initiative and a proactive approach
  • Integrity with a calm demeanour and patience to see past what someone may be struggling with
  • Independence with the ability to work alone
  • Experience working with rangatahi would be a plus
  • Physically able to keep up with our rangatahi
  • Sound judgement, the ability to manage risk and make tough decisions
  • Life experience and understanding on what rangatahi may be going through
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
  • Knowledge of tikanga and Te Reo would be ideal
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