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Residential Night Attendant

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Community Services
Bay of Plenty - Rotorua
Bay of Plenty
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Residential Night Attendant



Applications close 27 January 2019


Are you a night owl?

Are you able to work under pressure and maintain a positive outlook?

Do you have excellent written and verbal communication skills?


We can offer you:

  • a stepped salary range plus 30% penal allowance
  • a team of supportive and experienced people to work with
  • a career in changing lives


Te Maioha o Parekarangi is one of four youth justice residences across New Zealand which is run by Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children. We provide a secure 24/7 environment for up to 30 challenging young people aged 14-17 who are on remand or sentenced via Youth Court. The residence promotes individual change and growth through specialist education services, clinical services, individual and group programmes, and physical activities.


Our ultimate goal is to help every young person we work with to realise their potential. We help them transition into education, training, or employment, and to a safe and stable living arrangement when they leave our care.


Residential Night Attendants at Te Maioha o Parekarangi work rostered shifts covering the hours 10:00pm – 6:30am daily, including weekdays, weekends and public holidays.  The purpose of the role is to provide supervision of young people within the residence and to ensure security of property and plant overnight.


Applicants should be reliable, flexible and adaptable. They should also be self-directed in their work practices, have initiative, and demonstrate sound judgement. Very good written and verbal communication skills are an essential requirement.


The ideal candidate should:

  • Have very good written and verbal communication skills (essential)
  • Be self-directed in their work practices
  • Have initiative
  • Demonstrate sound judgement
  • Be reliable, flexible and adaptable
  • Meet the Vulnerable Children's Act safety checking and Ministry vetting requirements.
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident as this is a Level 4/5 ANZSCO classification role.


Applying for Position:


Current Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure your myHR employee profile is recognised as ‘internal', Ensure you include your current CV and a Cover Letter addressing the four core competencies of the Position Description.


External (all other) Candidates, including MSD employees – please click the ‘apply now' link to submit your online application including your CV and a Cover Letter outlining why you would make a great Residential Night Attendant.


For further information please contact: or phone 07-9214317




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