Assistant Youth Coach
New Zealand Government Jobs
Waikato, New Zealand
4d ago

Job Description

  • Make a difference in the lives of our young people
  • Join a supportive team who are passionate about their work
  • Work in a job where no two days are the same!
  • We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Youth Coach to join us to support our Youth Justice Team and the running of our Supervision with Activity programme in Hillcrest, Hamilton.

    Hillcrest Home is a facility providing residential programmes for up to eight high risk young male offenders. We provide care for up to five young men aged 14-

    17 years while they complete their tailored individual programmes. Residents are supported to engage in a range of programmes including education, sports, music, psycho-

    education, vocational training and individual therapy.

    The key responsibility of the Assistant Youth Coach is to coach tamariki through the structured programme designed to address offending behaviour.

    This role works as part of a wider team consisting of Oranga Tamariki staff, clinical advisors, cultural advisors and professionals with specialist skills, such as drug and alcohol counsellors, psychologists, mental health providers.

    This is a unique opportunity where you will be instrumental in helping young people learn and grow as you take part in recreational activities and implement programmes to ensure positive and focussed behaviours are improved.

    All youth coaches and tamariki on the programme learn to play musical instruments, attend the gym, cook and engage in outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking and horse riding.

    This is an ideal role for recent graduates in fields of psychology, social work, education or sports and fitness who are looking to gain a vast amount of experience engaging with youth and the community.

    The ideal person will possess the following skills and experience :

  • Empathetic towards young people who have experienced adversity in their lives
  • Have the ability to take things in their stride while having a positive outlook
  • Experienced and confident with teenagers
  • An interest in sports and a reasonable level of fitness
  • Knowledge in tikanga Maori
  • Experience with one or more musical instruments
  • Comfortable working with young people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Great communication skills and the ability to resonate with our young people
  • New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of application as this is a Level 4 / 5 ANZSCO position.
  • Team player who is committed to work within professional boundaries
  • You will need a full clean driver's licence for this role and ideally be able to drive both manual and automatic vehicles.

    Please refer to the job description below for further information.

    http : / / www.msd.govt.nz / hr / documents / position-descriptions / mvcot / assistant-youth-coach-hillcrest-home-2018.pdf

    If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Patrick on patrick.bain ot.govt.nz

    How to apply

    Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees please apply through your myHR careers portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

    All external applicants including Ministry of Social Development employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.

    Please note all applications must be made online.

    Applications close : 22nd July 2018

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