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Youth Worker

NZ Police
Job Category:
Police & emergency services
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Youth Worker

New Zealand Police

Permanent, Full-time


Remuneration range: $52,992 - $71,693

Job Requisition ID 9238



Are you up for a new challenge?

Do you read the newspaper or watch the news and are sick of seeing the negative statistics for youth and think you can make a difference

Do you have a passion and the skills to work with youth and their families to bring about positive change?

Do you have a CAN DO attitude?
Then we need you!!

The Glen Innes Police Station is seeking enthusiastic applicants for the position of Youth/Social Worker to work on the Genesis Youth Trust based at the Glen Innes Police Station. 

The role involves intensive case management intervention with youth offenders and their families.  You would also have the opportunity to develop, assist, and support youth development initiatives in our community.

If you are a natural relationship builder who can create networks in the community, are able to self-manage, and relate to all people at all levels, then this could be your opportunity to make a difference.

A tertiary qualification in the field of social work or youth work would be an advantage but not essential.


Skills & Experience:


To meet the responsibilities of this exciting role you will need to be able to demonstrate the following attributes/competences:

  • Have excellent time-management skills
  • Experience in working with Youth/Families At Risk
  • Self-Motivated and are a team player
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Accurate record keeping and Computer Literate
  • Ability to provide Quality customer services skills
  • Full Driver's license
  • Able to work after hours when needed


Competencies –

  • Solve
  • Deliver
  • Innovate


For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.



Additional Information:


  • To apply for this role you must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
  • For an application package and further information about this exciting position.


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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website: 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, no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website: and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.



If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.

If you have any questions about his vacancy, please contact the Hiring Manager Richard Takapautolo at

Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 23 May 2019.




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