Youth Worker at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Permanent Full Time Opportunity
- Otara Based
- Salary ranging between $51,972 to $63,334 (depending on experience)
Do you want to help young people find a direction in life outside the justice system? We are looking for a positive role model to provide support, aroha and maintain a safe environment for our young people to achieve better outcomes. Travel is requirement for this role, and you will be working across the region.
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
We are committed to ensuring that New Zealand is the best place in the world to be a child. We are also committed to ensuring Oranga Tamariki partners with hapū, iwi and Māori organisations to find appropriate solutions for tamariki in need.
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 Youth Workers and 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:
- Have training or a qualification relevant to Youth Work
- Great engagement skills to overcome barriers
- Experience with conflict resolution
- Cultural awareness particularly around Māori and Pacifica communities
- Ability to establish relationships with people from all walks of life
- Good computer skills, particularly with MS Office Software, report writing is part of this role
- A current, and full driver's license and ability to work some weekend hours
- Experience in social services or working with at-risk youth is ideal, however applicants with transferrable life skills are encouraged to apply
- Ability to be flexible with working hours
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, remuneration starts between 49k - 56k and benefits, we also offer further progression annually for experience through tenure. 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.
To see all the benefits of working for Oranga Tamariki, please visit https://mahi.orangatamariki.govt.nz/working-with-us/employee-benefits/
Applications close: 1st December 2023
If you are interested in any of our vacancies, please ensure that you make yourself familiar with our code of conduct as it sets out our expectations for our kaimahi and requires you to present at work free from the influences of both drugs and alcohol."
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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|File links:||Youth Worker - YJ - Position Description 2023.pdf|
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