Family Home Caregiver, Taumarunui
New Zealand Government Jobs
Manawatu, Wanganui, New Zealand
27d ago

Job Description

Family Home Caregivers - Taumarunui

  • Are you able to make a positive difference in children and young people's lives?
  • This is a live-in position in our Taumarunui family home, rent free with allowances (no salary).
  • Ideally this position would suit a couple.
  • Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children, support the most at risk children and young people in New Zealand. Oranga Tamariki works to advance the wellbeing and positive long-

    term outcomes for children and young people. In everything we do, the wellbeing and best-interests of children are paramount.

    The voices of children and young people underpin our service design and operations.

    The Family Home is in Taumarunui. The Taumarunui Site extends from Waiouru, to Mapiu and from Whangamomona to the top of the Hauhangaroa Ranges.

    Family homes are places of safety where children and young people can get on with life while we work to find a permanent loving home, either with their whānau or in their community.

    Family Home Caregivers reside in the Oranga Tamariki family home, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    As a Family Home Caregiver, you will run the home as a family household, manage the home budget, and be skilled in taking care of children and young people with a range of needs.

    These young people can be fun and rewarding to be with. However, because of their past experiences, their behaviours can sometimes be extremely challenging.

    You will be part of a specialised team of support workers who provide wrap around services for each young person in the Family Home.

    We seek people who have the confidence and competence in managing and supporting Tamariki. Good oral and written skills, excellent listening skills, excellent observation skills with a calm and professional manner with positive role modelling.

    A demonstrated understanding of Māori culture and a capacity to represent Oranga Tamariki is needed.

    Oranga Tamariki will provide rent-free accommodation, variety of allowances (but not a salary), training, support, holiday leave, a weekend a month respite leave and babysitting each month.

    To be successful as a Family Home Caregiver, you will :

  • remain resilient, compassionate and have a lot of common sense
  • be energetic, committed, resourceful and work as part of a team
  • be willing to receive on-going specialised training and social work support.
  • This is a rewarding opportunity to use your life experiences and develop specialist skills.

    How to apply

    Internal Employees please apply through your MyHR portal at work.

    External Candidates - Only applications received directly through our MSD careers page at https : / / jobs.msd.govt.nz will be accepted.

    If you have any questions about the role please contact Petri Le Roux on (04) 894 5341 or Petri.LeRoux ot.govt.nz

    Applications close : Sunday 26th August 2018

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