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Residential Night Attendant

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Community Services
Canterbury - Christchurch
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Residential Night Attendant - Te Puna Wai O Tuhinapo Youth Justice Residence, Christchurch

  • permanent vacancy
  • are you passionate about helping Tamariki thrive?
  • join a team where you have the opportunity to work at the heart of your core vaules!


Te Puna O Tuhinapo provides a 24/7 secure residential facility to young people aged between 14 - 17 years old.

We work to keep our young people connected to the positive influences in their lives - mentors, whanau, work and community based programmes.


As a Night Worker you will be rostered on to work between the hours of 10.00pm to 6.30am.

You will be on the floor with the resident's rangitahi. You need to be able to quickly build rapport, set boundaries and role model good behaviour.  Safety and security are key elements of these shifts.


To be successful you will need to have: 

  • high levels of honesty and integrity
  • have a good level of computer literacy
  • full clean drivers' licence with no conditions
  • genuine interest in making a positive difference in the lives of young people
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • understanding and appreciation of other cultures
  • initiative and be able to make good, safe decisions quickly
  • passed our police vetting and background checks.


Apply online with your CV and cover letter outlining why you would make a great residential youth worker. Only applications made through our careers page will be accepted.


For further information contact Dianne McGimpsey, 03 977 5404


Applications close: 26 July 2018.


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