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Supported Employment Coach - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Human resources, recruitment & training
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Fixed Term Contract
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Supported Employment Coach - Oranga Tamariki - Wellington - Fixed Term, 1 year


Making a change:
From 1 July 2019 Oranga Tamariki has started providing services and support to young adults up to the age of 25. The new Transition Support Service provides a more gradual and supported transition for young people from care to help them get a good start to their adult lives.

This is an extremely exciting time to join Oranga Tamariki. You will have the unique opportunity to be part of the team establishing this new service – this opportunity doesn't come around often!


How you will make an impact:
In January 2020 we will be hiring a number of care experienced young people in a Supported Employment Internship. The purpose of this is to lead the way for government departments to give young people that have been in the care of Oranga Tamariki an opportunity to kick start their careers. The internships will be working across the organisation in different teams across a variety of business and administration based tasks.

The Supported Employment Coach will be responsible for developing the young people's work readiness knowledge and skills, to help them be successful in their internships as well as in future employment.

You will do this by:
  • Supporting the recruitment and matching of care experienced young people with available roles based on their strengths, interests and aspirations
  • Work with the young people and their support network to identify and overcome any gaps in their work readiness and personal life stability
  • Support the young people to develop goals for the internship and their future, and check in regularly to see how they're tracking against them 
  • Advocate for the young person with the line manager and other areas of support (e.g. whānau, caregiver, buddy, mentor), to ensure the young person has what they need to succeed
  • Identify and address challenges early and work with the young person and their support network to minimise impact on the person and/or their employment
  • Communicate any concerns to the line manager and mentor as appropriate if gaps in support are identified
You are ideal for this role if you:
  • Have relevant qualifications  in career practice, career development or employment support AND/OR relevant working & life experience
  • Practical experience working in a mentoring, coaching or supporting role
  • Empathetic, patient, values-driven and intuitive, with a passion for working with youth
  • Previous experience of working with youth an advantage
  • Demonstrate through your work a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi)
  • Genuine desire to help empower care experienced young people to flourish in their careers and wider lives
Why work for Oranga Tamariki:
  • Supporting tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau and families is at the heart of what we do
  • We don't work in isolation but with our communities and partners, particularly iwi and Māori, to deliver the best outcomes
  • We take seriously our practical commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi – Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Flexible working opportunities make it easier for you to work from where you need to be
  • The people you will work with have the same end goal – to do the right thing for tamariki and rangatahi
To find out more about this role, you can view the position description below:



How to apply:

Please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Current Oranga Tamariki employees - please apply through your myHR portal at work. 


If you would like further information about the job or the application process, please contact Roxana Anderson on



Applications close:  25th October, 2019

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