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Residential Night Attendants - Te Puna Wai O Tuhinapo Youth Justice Residence, Christchurch

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Community Services
Canterbury - Christchurch
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Residential Night Attendants - Te Puna Wai O Tuhinapo Youth Justice Residence, Christchurch


  • Are you passionate about helping rangatahi thrive?
  • Join a team where you have the opportunity to work at the heart of your core values.
  • Multiple vacancies available for casual staff.


Te Puna O Tuhinapo provides a 24/7 secure residential facility to young people aged between 14-17 years old.


We work to keep our young people connected to the positive influences in their lives - mentors, whānau, work and community based programmes.


As a casual Night Attendant, you may be called upon to work a shift during the period Monday to Sunday, from 10.00pm to 6.30am.  Because our casual pool provides support when relief is required, you may be called upon at short-notice.


You will be on the floor in the residence with the rangatahi. You need to be able to quickly build rapport, set boundaries and role model good behaviour.  Safety and security are key elements of these shifts.


To be successful you will need:

  • High levels of honesty and integrity.
  • A good level of computer literacy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A full clean driver licence with.
  • A genuine interest in making a positive difference in the lives of young people.
  • Understanding and appreciation of other cultures.
  • Good initiative and the ability to make good, safe decisions quickly.
  • To meet all our pre-employment checks.



For further information about these roles please contact Dianne McGimpsey on 03 977 5404.


How to apply:


Apply online with your CV and cover letter outlining why you would make a great Residential Night Attendant. Please note, only applications made through our careers page will be accepted. 


Internal Oranga Tamariki employeesplease apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as an 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.


Applications close:  Wednesday 3 October.  #LI-ORG


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