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Resource Worker (casual), Nelson - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Community Services
Nelson - Marlborough - Nelson
Nelson - Marlborough
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Oranga Tamariki Resource Worker - Nelson
  • Casual employment opportunity, with flexible hours in a supportive working environment. 


Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children is committed to putting our children and young people at the heart of everything we do and say. Our Nelson team seeks a new member to join us as a Resource Worker to assist us in providing support services to tamariki and rangatahi in the area. You will be empathetic, responsible and trustworthy as you assist youth getting to and from activities or appointments and provide mentoring and supervision. You will also provide some flexibility in your working hours/days to suit whānau. If you have excellent conflict management skills and are able to communicate with a wide variety of people, we want to hear from you!



Ideally you will have:

  • Previous experience caring for or mentoring children and young people
  • A calm demeanour under pressure
  • The ability to quickly build rapport with children and young people
  • Good time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A clean full NZ driver licence
  • New Zealand Citizenship or Residency as this is a Level 4/5 ANZSCO role
  • The ability to meet VCA safety checking and Ministry vetting requirements (e.g. police check)


As a casual worker, you may be called upon to work a shift during the period Monday to Sunday, between 7.30am and 7.30pm.  We frequently have work available on Saturday and Sunday.  Because our casual pool provides support when relief is required you may be called upon at short notice. 



How to apply:

Please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Only online applications will be accepted.  Your cover letter is an important part of our shortlisting process, so please tell us why you would be a great fit for this role. Current Oranga Tamariki employees, please apply through your myHR portal at work. 


If you have any queries about the role please contact Sonia Fairie at



Applications close:  27th of August, 2019 


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