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Night Care Worker - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Social, welfare & community
Otago - Dunedin
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Night Care Worker – Te Pae Tawhiti Home Group
(Night Shift: 10pm – 7am)
Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children are dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended or are likely to offend.
Oranga Tamariki has 6 values that are key properties. Tamariki – We put Tamariki first, Aroha – We believe Aroha is Vital, Mana – We respect the Mana of people, Tika and Pono – We are Tika and Pono, Whakapapa – We value Whakapapa, Oranga – We recognise that Oranga is a journey.
If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of at-risk young people, join our supportive team who are fully committed to achieving positive outcomes for young people, whānau and the community.
We are now looking for a permanent Night Care Worker to join our Te Pae Tawhiti Group Home in Dunedin.
We are a passionate group, dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people in our care and to support them to realise their potential.  We are dedicated to unlocking potential in our young people, who are always seeking new opportunities, inspiring others, and making connections, and building relationships built on trust and respect.
Working in the Te Pae Tawhiti Group Home is both challenging and rewarding. We're looking for people who are committed to working with children and young people to help them realise their talents, who have knowledge or experience in the care of at-risk youth or relevant field, for example, education, health or social services.
A positive role model for others, you are values-driven, enjoy working collaboratively and are motivated by building strong, open relationships with others. You are committed to leading by example at all times.
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced care worker to provide safety and care overnight for the four young people in the home. You do not work in isolation; another staff member is also in the home during these hours.
Applicants need to demonstrate:
• meet the VCA safety checking and Ministry vetting requirements (police check etc.)
• have a full clean New Zealand drivers' licence
• have a belief and commitment to ensuring that the paramount element of importance in your work is the safety of and outcomes for children and young persons
• be a strong team player and positive role model
• demonstrate initiative and sound judgement, with an ability to ‘think on your feet'
• have experience developing rapport with young people
• be self-directed in work practices
• effective time management
• strong communication skills (you will need to write succinct, factual and audience appropriate reports)
• experience in residential care work as an employee or volunteer, or have relevant life skills.
• 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 Maori or music/arts.
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.
How to apply:
Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.
All external applicants including MSD employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note all applications must be made online.

If you have any queries, please email roxana.anderson@ot.govt.nzIf you have any queries, please email

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