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Youth Worker: Youth Development

NZ Police
Job Category:
Social, welfare & community
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Youth Worker: Youth Development

New Zealand Police


Salary Range BAND D $51,449 - $69,605


Job Requisition ID 1662



Auckland Central West Youth Services is looking for someone to fill the Youth Worker position based at the Avondale Police Station. You will join the TYLA (Turn Your Life Around) Project that consists of Sworn and Nonsworn staff working with Youth at Risk and their families in the Auckland Central West area. You will be in a position of trust and confidence with daily contact with local stakeholders, schools, youth clients, and community groups. The Youth Worker will work closely with families identifying any risks and issues affecting that young person's development and is expected to make the appropriate referrals or course of action. This role includes planning and supervising holiday Activities and programs for Youth, as well as keeping, and maintaining accurate notes and records on a daily basis.


CORE COMPETENCIES - You will demonstrate the following:

  • Communicate - Level 1 Individual Contributor
  • Partner - Level 1 Individual Contributor
  • Deliver - Level 1 Individual Contributor


To view the description of the above Core Competencies, visit Our Values on our website.



  • Identify problems, generate solutions and make decisions
  • Effectively manage own workload
  • Able to work effectively with families and other stakeholders
  • Keeping and maintaining accurate records



  • Be self-motivated and work productively with minimal supervision
  • Recent experience working with Youth
  • Is able to identify risk and make sound decisions leading to positive outcomes
  • Is able to supervise and lead Youth activities and Holiday programs



  • Social Work Degree or Youth Work Degree is desirable but not required
  • Current First Aid
  • Full Drivers Licence


To view the position description for this role please click here.


If this position sounds like you, visit our website and select Current vacancies to apply today. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role using no more than 650 words for each section.


NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal careers site.


IMPORTANT: Please note that applications received directly through the Government Jobs Website can no longer be considered.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Sergeant FIU by email at

Applications close at 4pm, Friday 24th November 2017.

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