Resource Worker at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Tamariki and Rangatahi Support Workers (Resource Workers)
Casual - Waikato & Bay of Plenty
(As and when required for short or block assignments)
Are you passionate about making a difference for tamariki, rangatahi and their whanau? At Oranga Tamariki we are committed to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of everything we do and say. Our Tamariki and rangatahi deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard and be surrounded by loving whanau. We are on a journey to ensure it happens.
We are seeking several Casual Tamariki and Rangatahi Support Workers (Resource Workers) for the Waikato & Bay of Plenty regions to provide support services. You will play an important part in a very rewarding role.
About the role | Mō te tūnga
The mahi you do will vary depending on the needs at the time, but could include the following:
- Transport tamariki and rangatahi to school, appointments, activities, and respite
- Minding tamariki and rangatahi when they are not with their whanau
- Monitoring of tamariki and rangatahi who are deemed at risk
- Weekend work may be required, and travel may require you to stay overnight
- Support, mentor and walk alongside our tamariki and rangatahi during their journey with us
- You may assist Social Workers if the need arises
- Supervising their visits at a variety of venues with parents, whanau and/or siblings, and writing observational reports
What you will bring | Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu
- Flexibility to work varying hours during the week and weekends, and to changing priorities
- People skills, patience, and an ability to see past what someone might be struggling with and an empathy for tamariki and rangatahi
- Experience with tamariki that may have complex needs (Behavioural, ADHD, Autism, FASD to name a few)
- Exhibit discretion and be able to earn the trust of tamariki, rangatahi and other staff
- Demonstrate tolerance and understanding
- Excellent verbal & written communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience, be able to prepare an accurate, understandable, and useable report or incident record
- Always show a high degree of consistency in behaviour and act as a clear and positive role model, generating confidence and commitment of others through his/her own ethical conduct
- The ability to work in New Zealand, hold a clean current driver's licence
- An understanding and appreciation of cultural issues and concerns in particular Tikanga Maori & Pacific Island cultures
What's in it for you | Nōu te rourou
We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of Tamariki and Rangatahi.
How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono
If you want to help improve the lives of vulnerable tamariki and rangatahi please apply online with your CV and Cover Letter. If you are an employee of Oranga Tamariki already, please ensure you register or login using your work email address. Only applications made online will be accepted.
At Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children, our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our kaimahi and the tamariki and whānau we support. We have strict health & safety measures to keep our people safe and as part of this role you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or intend to be prior to starting with us. We may also ask you to undertake COVID-19 tests during your employment.
If you have any queries, please contact Kim Watson at email@example.com
Applications close: 26 January 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children|
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