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Work Brokers (He Poutama Taitamariki) - Whangarei and Kaikohe

Ministry of Social Development
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Community Services
Northland - Whangarei
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Work Brokers – Whangarei (x1) and Kaikohe (x1)


Full Time, Fixed Term / Secondment 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020



About the project



He Poutama Taitamariki (HPT) is a regional initiative designed to empower and enable youth at risk of long-term unemployment and poor social outcomes. HPT is tailored to young people and provides intensive support to individuals during his or her journey of life change, training or employment, however long that may be. HPT grew out of the small-town pilot programmes KODE, GROW and the regional initiative T500. It represents a significant change in the way we work with and support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and we are excited about the potential impact we can have. HPT combines a youth specific case management model with customised contracted services all of which have in-built manaaki tangata (long term pastoral care). Young people are at the heart of what we do in Northland and this dynamic project has had a significant impact on youth benefit numbers. In December 2016, partners embarked on this new approach with just over 2,600 young people receiving benefits. Today this figure sits at 2118. The issue of youth unemployment and disengagement has been acute in Northland but with initiatives like this, we are changing our story. 


About the role


The role of the HPT Work Broker is to support 15 to 24-year-old clients who are ready for work.  You'll support their pathway toward Youth employment opportunities by connecting them with services and opportunities that enable them to be successful and maximise their potential within the labour market.



You will be a results-driven individual who clearly understands the benefits long term sustainable solutions can make for youth. You will be focussed on building long term professional relationships that enable future employment opportunities for Youth.



We offer


  • Supportive, close-knit team
  • Regular coaching and development opportunities
  • Salary Range $46,688 to $64,196 per annum (in line with skills, experience and performance).


How to apply


Please apply online. No need to upload a cover letter; instead you will be asked to answer an additional question in the application form: Why you want to be part of the He Poutama Taitamariki initiative? (max. 5000 characters)



Please note:


  • As this is a Level 4/5 ANZSCO position you will need NZ Citizenship or Permanent Residency at the time of application to be considered
  • Current MSD employees please apply through your myHR careers portal at work, so your application connects to your employee profile.
  • For a further discussion about the role phone Kim on (09) 983 9131.



Applications close: Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at 10.00pm

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