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Family Home Reliever

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Canterbury - Timaru
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Job Description

Date: 29-Mar-2018

Location: Otago, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development


Family Home Reliever



Location for these roles are Timaru and Oamaru


  • Have you supported a child through a difficult time?
  • Helped a young person realise their potential?
  • Successfully guided your own children through adolescent to adulthood?
  • Have a high level of resilience and motivation?



Then you already have skills to work alongside our social workers to make a difference for children and young people who need some special support for a few critical months in their lives.



Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children support children and young people in New Zealand. Oranga Tamariki works to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes for children and young people. In everything we do, the wellbeing and best-interests of children are paramount.  The voices of children and young people underpin the design and operation of our services.


These positions form part of a casual pool of staff. From time to time they provide short or long term support for our Family Home Caregivers, who work so hard to keep our children and young people safe.



Family Home Relievers at Oranga Tamariki carry out a variety of tasks including:


  • day to day care of children and young people
  • meal preparation and ensuring the family home is comfortable
  • providing emotional support to vulnerable children
  • coordinating transport to and from appointments.



To work as a Family Home Reliever you will need to have a:


  • passion for working and supporting children, young people and their challenges
  • positive attitude and is enthusiastic about your work
  • proven experience in caregiving, community work or working with young people
  • full clean New Zealand driver's licence is a must.



This is a rewarding opportunity to use your life experiences and develop specialist skills.



How to apply 


Internal Employees - ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.



All external applicants including Ministry of Social Development employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note all applications must be made online. 



If you have any questions about the role please contact Mary Lambert at



Applications close:  Tuesday 29th May 2018

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