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Night Care Worker - Dunedin Job

Child, Youth and Family (Ministry of Social Development)
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Job Description

Permanent, Part Time 32 hours per week

  • are you passionate about helping young people reach their potential?
  • do you have previous experience working with challenging young people.

Child, Youth and Family are operate a therapeutic youth home in Dunedin. This home is a place of safety where young people aged between 12-17 have the opportunity to address unsafe challenging behaviours and develop life skills. The purpose is to support young people in making good life choices, strengthening family/whānau relationships, and safe reintegration back into the community. 

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced care worker to provide safety and care overnight for the four young people in the home. The hours of work are 10.15pm-7.15am, 4 nights per week. You do not work in isolation, another staff member is also in the home during these hours. 

To be considered you will need to have previous experience working with young people with complex needs, and a passion to help young people realise their full potential.

To be successful in this position, you will need to be able to:

  • engage positively with young people
  • think creatively to find solutions
  • maintain a good level of physical fitness
  • deal with difficult behaviour while remaining calm and resilient
  • excellent computer, verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • a relevant tertiary qualification is desirable
  • a current NZ working visa and a good command of written and spoken English
  • a current full 'clean' driver's licence.

To back this up, you'll ideally have or be working towards a relevant tertiary qualification (student applications welcome). Most of all you will need experience engaging with youth and a passion for wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of young people.

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter via the "apply" button. All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact Karen Curran at 029 200 9308 or

We look forward to hearing from you.

Applications close, Monday 5 December 2016