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Resource Worker ( Casual) - Oamaru

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Otago - Oamaru
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Resource Worker ( Casual) - Oamaru


  • Flexible hours
  • Help support Tamariki and Rangitahi


Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Children, is in the community every day seeking to make a positive difference to the lives of children, young people and their whanau.  We are seeking casual workers in Oamaru 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 tamariki and rangatahi getting to and from activities or appointments and provide mentoring and supervision.


  • Flexible hours
  • Help support Tamariki and Rangitahi


You must have:


  • a clean full NZ driver's licence
  • a calm demeanour under pressure


A can do attitude


  • the ability to quickly build rapport with youth
  • good time management skills
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • New Zealand Citizenship or Residency
  • ability to meet Vulnerable Children's Act 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 $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 tamariki and rangatahi, and helping them to grow up safe and strong, then we'd love to hear from you.


How to apply:


Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will 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 feel free to contact Marise Martin at


Applications close: Wednesday 30th May 2018

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