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Care Worker

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Community Services
Otago - Dunedin
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Care Worker - Dunedin



  • Permanent vacancy
  • are you passionate about helping tamariki thrive
  • join a team where you have the opportunity to put your life experience and skills to use in a role that is challenging and rewarding


Oranga Tamariki operates a therapeutic youth home in Dunedin, Te Pae Tawhiti. This home is a place of safety where tamariki aged between 12-17 years old have the opportunity to address unsafe challenging behaviours and develop life skills. The purpose is to support tamariki in making good life choices, strengthening family/whānau relationships, and safe reintegration back into the community. 

An opportunity has arisen for motivated and energetic person to join our staff  on a permanent basis at Puketai and Te Pae Tawhiti group home.


A vacancy exists with our afternoon team, working 40 hours 2pm to 10.30pm.

This is a unique opportunity to positively influence the lives of tamariki in your community.


To be considered you will need to be able to:


•             inspire and engage positively with tamariki

•             think creatively to find solutions

•             maintain a good level of physical fitness

•             deal with difficult behaviour while remaining calm and resilient

•             excellent computer, verbal, written and interpersonal skills

•             a relevant tertiary qualification is desirable

•             a current NZ working visa and a good command of written and spoken English

•             a current full 'clean' driver's licence.


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.


If you have any queries about this role, please feel free to contact Vicki Carruth at



Applications close:  Tuesday 24th April 2018

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