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Family Home Relievers

Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki
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Community Services
Canterbury - Christchurch
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Family Home Relievers (Casual), Christchurch

 Job ID: 13705


  • Have you supported a child through a difficult time?
  • Helped a young person realise their potential?
  • Successfully guided your own children through adolescent to adulthood?


Then you already have the skills to work alongside our social workers to make a difference for children and young people, who need some special support for a few critical months in their lives.


Oranga Tamariki are seeking casual Family Home Relievers to support and care for children and young people in our Family Home in Christchurch. Our Family Homes are places of safety where children and young people can get on with life, while we work with families to find them a permanent loving home, either with their whānau or in their community.


These positions form part of a casual pool of staff that can provide short or long term support for our Family Home Caregivers who work so hard to keep our children and young people safe.


Family Home Relievers at Oranga Tamariki carry out a variety of tasks including:

  • day to day care of children and young people
  • meal preparation
  • providing emotional support to vulnerable children
  • coordinating transport to and from appointments.


To work as a Family Home Reliever you will need to have:

  • a passion for working and supporting children, young people and their challenges
  • a positive attitude and is enthusiastic about their work
  • experience in caregiving, community work, or working with young people is an advantage
  • a high level of resilience and motivation
  • a full clean driver's licence.


This is a rewarding opportunity to use your life experiences and develop specialist skills.


We look forward to hearing from you. 


How to apply:

Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR 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:  Monday 4th September 2017


If you have any questions about the role please contact Dyanne Bensley at

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