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Youth Worker - Oranga Tamariki

Employer:
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Social, welfare & community
City/Town:
Waikato - Huntly
Region:
Waikato
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
12-Jul-2019
Closing Date:
21-Jul-2019
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Job Description

Youth Worker - Oranga Tamariki

 

Date: 11-Jul-2019

Location: Waikato, NZ

Company: Oranga Tamariki

Youth Worker – Oranga Rangatahi, Huntly

 

Be part of a supportive team in the Huntly community who are fully committed to achieving positive outcomes for young people, whānau and the community. We are a Ministry with a commitment to putting rangatahi and their whānau at the heart of everything we do and say.

 

As a Youth Worker for our Waikato Youth Justice Services, you will provide support services for our rangatahi and whānau on our prevention programme. 

 

Some of the duties include:

  • Regular face to face contact with rangatahi and whānau
  • Maintaining and building stakeholder relationships in the Huntly community
  • Mentoring – one on one work with rangatahi and whānau to assist them to achieve their identified goals
  • Supporting rangatahi with their educational aspirations
  • Keeping our rangatahi and whānau connected to their wider whānau, iwi and hapu
  • Flexibility to work in different workplace settings e.g. marae, school or field trips
  • Transporting of rangatahi and whānau to and from activities or appointments
  • Minding – looking after rangatahi

 

To do well in this role you need:

  • Experience caring for or mentoring youth
  • A current, full, clean New Zealand drivers licence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Resilience with the ability to work under pressure
  • Strong cultural awareness
  • Understanding of Te Ao Māori me ona Tikanga
  • Ability to quickly establish relationships with stakeholders and maintain those relationships
  • Experience with developing appropriate programmes and initiatives that would best suit our rangatahi, whānau, stakeholders and community
  • The right to work in New Zealand
  • Ability to meet our pre-employment requirements
In return we offer:
  • A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career
  • A supportive working environment that values team work
  • The opportunity to work in the preventative space to support at-risk rangatahi and their whānau to receive targeted support
  • The opportunity to be part of the Youth Justice Waikato team

 

If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch with Terri Telford at terri.telford@ot.govt.nz #LI-ORG

 

Applications close: 21st of July 2019

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