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Resource Workers, Central Otago/Queenstown-Lakes area - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Community Services
Otago - Alexandra
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Resource Workers, Central Otago/Queenstown-Lakes area - Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children
  • Casual/Temporary
  • Flexible hours and supportive working environment
  • Help support our tamariki and rangatahi


We are seeking casual Resource Workers based across the wider Central Otago/Queenstown-Lakes area to support children and young people. These positions form part of a casual pool of staff that can be called upon to provide short term cover and assistance as required.  


You will be empathetic, responsible and trustworthy as you assist children and youth in a range of activities including; transport to/from school and other appointments, 1:1 mentoring in sport and cultural activities, developing life skills, supporting them to achieve their goals and aspirations and supervision of contact arrangements with parents, siblings and other family members. 


Ideally you will have:
  • previous experience of working with children and young people and a passion to help them achieve good outcomes
  • a clean full NZ driver's licence
  • a calm demeanour under pressure
  • the ability to quickly build rapport with children and young people and put them at ease
  • good time management skills
  • knowledge of the Central Otago/Queenstown-Lakes area
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • New Zealand Citizenship or Residency
  • ability to meet Vulnerable Children Act safety checking and Ministry vetting requirements (e.g. Police check).


As a casual Resource Worker, the bulk of the hours you could be asked to cover are between the hours of 7.30am and 7.30pm, Monday to Sunday with the flexibility to work outside these hours on occasion.


If you think you have what it takes and are totally committed to doing what's right for children and young people, and helping them to grow up safe and strong, then we'd like to hear from you.


How to apply:

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter via the "apply" button. All applications must be made online through our careers page. Current Oranga Tamariki employees, please apply through the Careers section of your myHR account.


If you have any queries about the role please contact Central Otago Site Administrator, Donella Saladino on 03 901 6681 or


Applications close:  30 September 2019


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