Residential Worker - Casual
Oranga Tamarik
Upper Hutt, NZ
3d ago

Residential Workers (Casual), Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children

Epuni Care and Protection Residence, Lower Hutt, Wellington

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. We are a Ministry with a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of everything we do and say.

Our Residential Workers have an important role to play. They provide care and support to the young people in our care and encourage and motivate them to make positive choices.

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

Our Care and Protection Residence Epuni, provides 24-hours, 7-days per week coverage and requires casual staff on an on call basis to assist with a range of shifts across days, nights, weekends and public holidays.

What you will bring?

  • A full, clean, valid driver's licence
  • Meet the Children's Act safety checking and our vetting requirements
  • New Zealand citizenship or residency
  • Resilience, initiative and a proactive approach with a positive outlook
  • Empathy, patience and ability to see past what someone may be struggling with
  • A tertiary education within psychology, social sciences, social work, sports, music, arts or teaching would be an advantage
  • Flexibility to work different shifts - mornings, evenings, weekends and public holidays
  • Experience working with rangatahi
  • Sound judgement with the ability to manage risk and make tough decisions
  • Life experience and understanding of what rangatahi may be going through
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
  • Understanding and confidence in tikanga Māori and te reo Māori would be a definite advantage
  • At this time Oranga Tamariki invites applications from fully vaccinated people (including a booster within 6 months of second primary dose) or people with a valid medical exemption (under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021).

    We will require evidence of your vaccination status or a valid exemption . We will require evidence of your vaccination status at the pre-employment stage of our recruitment process.

    What you will do?

  • Coach rangatahi through our structured day and through all life necessities
  • Participate in physical activity with our young people by playing sports and taking part in gym activities
  • Support our rangatahi by helping them with their studies, teaching them life skills such as cooking, art, music and cultural programmes and mentor them to make positive life choices
  • Build rapport with rangatahi who have experienced trauma and assist with redirecting behaviour
  • What we offer

  • Hourly rate of $22.75 + holiday pay
  • Thorough induction programme
  • On-going training in areas such as health and safety and behavioural management techniques
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