Youth Worker at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, Manawatu - Wanganui
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Youth Worker - Horowhenua - Permanent
If you are looking for a varied role where no two days are the same, this could be the opportunity for you! Join us in making a meaningful difference to the lives of young people. Horowhenua have an exciting opportunity for a Youth Worker to join us on a permanent basis. You will be part of a supportive and tight-knit team carrying out rewarding and meaningful work on a day-to-day basis.
In these fast-paced roles, you will be expected to operate collectively with a team of youth workers and other critical thinkers, inclusive of whānau hapū, iwi and communities. Tamariki do not live-in isolation; they sit at the centre of a whānau and sometimes caregiving families.
Mō mātou | About us
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:
- We put Tamariki first
- We believe Aroha is vital
- We respect the Mana of people
- We are Tika and Pono
- We value Whakapapa
- We recognise that Oranga is a journey
Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised. We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders.
This role represents an opportunity to shape a new way of working with culturally grounded solutions and innovations that support our approach and direction toward transformational change for the care and protection system - one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, innovates to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for all.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
As a Youth Worker, you will work directly with our young people to develop and deliver activities and programmes that give them opportunities to create and work towards positive goals. You'll be a champion for them, helping them recognise and realise their own potential, and give them hope to turn their lives around.
If you genuinely care about providing young people with direction and hope, and giving them something to aspire to, you'll get immense satisfaction from this role. Putting young people first, recognising their potential, and helping them break the cycle benefits not just them, but all Kiwis.
Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring
You will need to be a realistic and resilient person to succeed in this role. These are young people who have experienced significant and serious challenges and have often been in the Youth Justice system for some time. Our Residential Youth Workers and facility staff are potentially the first who genuinely care about them, and you will need to treat them with empathy, tolerance, consistency and understanding to build a positive relationship.
Our ideal candidate, will have:
- Cultural awareness and an understanding of Tikanga Māori principles
- Previous successful experience in social services work or other relevant experience
- A successful record in, or preparedness for, the quality delivery of learning and recreational activity for children and young people
- A full, clean, and valid driver's licence
- Sound judgement skills
- Strong organisational skills
- The ability to manage risk and make tough decisions
- Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
- Good written skills as you will need to write court reports and case notes
- A positive outlook and supporting nature
If you will have established relationships and networks across the area and a good knowledge of the key players to help you make a difference in the lives of youth, then apply today!
Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you
Oranga Tamariki offer an impartial remuneration package, that offers progression annually for experience through tenure. Annual remuneration for this position starts between $45,039.56 and $56,454.44 dependant on experience. 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.
For an informal chat around whether Oranga Tamariki and Horowhenua is right for you. Please contact Katie Rasmussen email@example.com.
How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono
Apply online by 14 July 2022 If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you register or login using your work email address. For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site, please do not email through applications and/or CVs. If you have any questions about the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our kaimahi and the tamariki and whānau we support. Many of our roles require our kaimahi to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in line with the COVID-19 Public Health response 2021 and in accordance with Oranga Tamariki's Vaccination Policy.As an employee with Oranga Tamariki you may also be asked to undertake COVID-19 tests during your employment. We will require evidence of your vaccination status or a valid exemption if it is required for the position you have applied for.
If you have any questions around whether vaccination is required for this role please contact Info_recruit@ot.govt.nz
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children|
|Location:||Manawatu - Wanganui|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachment:||No File Attached|
|File links:||Youth Worker PD.pdf|
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