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Resource Worker

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Job Description

Resource Worker - Casual


  • Casual positions available
  • Flexible hours
  • Help support Tamariki and Rangitahi


We are seeking casual workers in the Christchrch West area to support and care for children and young people. These positions form part of a casual pool of staff that can provide short term cover as required.

You will be empathetic, responsible and trustworthy as you assist youth getting to and from activities or appointments and provide mentoring and supervision.


You must have:


  • previous experience caring for or mentoring youth
  • a clean full NZ driver's licence
  • a calm demeanour under pressure
  • the ability to quickly build rapport with youth
  • good time management skills
  • excellent knowledge of the Canterbury area
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • New Zealand Citizenship or Residency as this is a Level 4/5 ANZSCO role
  • ability to meet VCA safety checking and Ministry vetting requirements (e.g. police check).


As a casual worker, the bulk of the hours you could be asked to cover are between the hours of 7.30am and 7.30pm, Monday to Sunday with the flexibility to work outside these hours on occasions.

The hourly rate for this role is $15.75 to $20.10 an hour dependent on the skills and experience you bring to the role.

If you think you have what it takes, and are totally committed to doing what's right for children and young people, and helping them to grow up safe and strong, then we'd love to hear from you.


Please apply online with your CV and cover letter via the "apply" button. All applications must be made online through our careers page.

If you have any queries about the role please  contact Alison Willis at


Applications close: Wednesday 2nd May 2018

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