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Youth Worker - Hamilton South

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Social, welfare & community
Waikato - Hamilton
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Full Time, Fixed Term for 1 year

  • Do you have excellent organisation and planning skills and a passion for working with young people from 12-17?


The Hamilton South Oranga Tamariki site are working differently with our tamariki and their whanau.  We are taking a collaborative team approach to decision making, planning and case management.



This position is a 12 month contract (40 hours per week) that will see you involved in all aspects of supporting the team to implement the non-social work components of the young person's plan. The scope for development in this role is great and you will be a valued member of the team.


Examples of things you will do might include:-


  • setting up and facilitating meetings
  • making and coordinating appointments for tamariki
  • taking tamariki to appointments that do not require a social workers presence
  • helping rangatahi to learn independence skills such as shopping and budgeting
  • accompanying tamariki to a sporting or cultural event and connecting them with mentors in the community
  • simply sitting with tamariki to read a story while their caregiver or social worker is in a meeting
  • recording and other administrative tasks to support the team


These are just examples; a lot will depend on the special skills you bring to the team and how these can contribute to better outcomes for tamariki. You will be involved in the planning for tamariki and provide valuable feedback to the team from your involvement.



We offer:


  • a salary between $40,007 – $62,870 commensurate with skills and experience
  • a challenging, fascinating and rewarding position within a team committed to the highest standards of work 
  • on-going training and supervision



If you think you have what it takes, and are dedicated to achieving positive change for tamariki and rangatahi and their families in the community, then we want 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.


Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description. 


For further information about this role, please contact Carol Clarke,


Applications close: 30 May 2018

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