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Assistant Youth Coach

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Community Services
Waikato - Hamilton
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Assistant Youth Coach - Hamilton


Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children

Job reference: 27019



Assistant Youth Coach


Full time, Permanent


Are you passionate about helping young people reach their potential?  We are currently seeking positive role models who enjoy working with young people and supporting them to get their lives back on track.

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Youth Coaches to provide mentoring, support and care for young people. You will support rangatahi to attend education, take part in community sport/creative activates, and role model life skills to help them cook healthy meals and develop practical life skills. You will also have the opportunity to design and facilitate individual and small group programmes and activities to meet the diverse needs of young people in the home and support integration back into the community.

This is a unique opportunity to positively influence the lives of young people in your community.


Applicants need to demonstrate: 


  • Empathy and the ability to work with the most at risk children and young people
  • An understanding of interventions and treatment approaches to effect positive behavioural change
  • An ability to deliver structured programmes
  • An interest in sports and fitness, tikanga Māori or music/arts
  • A full New Zealand clean drivers' license is essential

Starting Salary starts at $42,862.00

Experience in Social Services, including working with at risk children or youth, and/or a qualification in Youth Work is preferred, but not essential - you may have experience in working with young people as an employee or volunteer, or have relevant life skills. A full orientation programme will be offered to successful applicants. This is also an ideal job for recent graduates from University looking to begin a career in psychology based work, mental health, coaching, sports and fitness or teaching

If you want to be part of a team that is committed to working with young people to help them realise their absolute potential, then we would love to hear from you.


Applications close: Sunday 6th January 2019


How to apply:

Please click the apply now link to submit your online application, including your CV and a Cover Letter outlining why you would make a great Assistant Youth Coach.


Current Oranga Tamariki employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure your myHR employee profile is recognised as ‘internal'.

MSD employees - please apply externally 


For further information about this role please contact Patrick Bain,





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