Casual Youth Workers
Ministry of Social Development
Auckland, NZ
17d ago

Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children

Youth Workers Care and Protection Residence, Whakatakapokai Manurewa / Weymouth

You may be asked to work more than one day in a row)

We are a Ministry with a commitment to putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do and say. We have opportunities available for people to join our casual pool of youth workers at our Whakatakpokai Residence to help mentor and support young people.

Whakatakapokai is a residential unit focused on achieving positive change in the lives of vulnerable rangatahi. Our team is dedicated to improving outcomes for those in our care and helping them realise their potential.

As a Youth Worker you facilitate the integration of rangatahi back into the community by successfully delivering innovative program’s including education, therapeutic interventions, life and social skills development.

You will look for new opportunities to inspire others, make connections and build relationships based on trust and respect.

What we look for :

  • enjoy being a positive role model and team player
  • use initiative and sound judgment you need to think on your feet’
  • build rapport with young people
  • communicate well
  • have the current right to work in New Zealand.
  • In return we offer :

  • hourly rate of up to $20.10 (based on skills and experience) + holiday pay
  • a good induction program
  • ongoing training in areas such as health and safety and behavioural management techniques
  • car parking on site.
  • We are looking for people who are able to work well with children and young people in a caring and responsible way.

    You will need to have a full, clean, NZ driver’s licence and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

    As this role works with children and young people you will need to be able to pass police vetting and safety checks (The Clean Slate Act does not apply).

    If you want to help improve the lives of our Tamariki and Rangatahi please apply on line with your CV and cover letter. Only applications made on line will be accepted.

    If you currently work for Oranga Tamariki, you will need to apply online from work through your myHR careers portal.

    For a further discussion about the role contact Dianne Cobley on 09 917 5447.

    Applications close : 17th June 2018

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