Casual Youth Worker

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Casual
  • Category:
  • Location: Bay of Plenty
  • Date Advertised: 06-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/32383
  • Job Title: Casual Youth Worker
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  • Summary:
Casual Youth Worker


Can you work rostered shifts – early mornings, late evenings, weekends or public holidays?
Can you provide positive engagement, role-modelling and motivation for at-risk rangatahi?
Do you demonstrate resilience, reliability, honesty and common-sense?



What is Te Maioha o Parekarangi Youth Justice Residence?

Te Maioha o Parekarangi Youth Justice Residence, just outside Rotorua, is surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet is only 10 minutes from the city centre. Our Residence is supported by the Parekarangi Trust and we are based on their farmland with a rural outlook.  We care for up to 30 young men aged 13 to 17 years old who are involved with the Youth Justice system.



What’s on offer:

  • A work/life balance – casuals can option to be available for work either AM, PM or night shifts any day of the week to suit individual (convenient for those studying and/or only available for part-time work)
  • Training and career development opportunities
  • Rewarding and challenging work that makes a difference to the community



What you will do:

  • Coach rangatahi through our structured day
  • Participate in physical activity with our young people by playing sports and taking part in gym activities
  • Support our rangatahi by helping them with their studies, teaching them life skills such as cooking, art, music and cultural programmes and mentor them to make positive life choices
  • Build rapport with rangatahi who have experienced trauma and assist with redirecting behaviour



You will require:

  • A full, clean, valid driver licence
  • To meet the Children’s Act and Oranga Tamariki vetting requirements
  • A valid Visa – New Zealand Residency or Citizenship
  • Resilience, initiative and proactive approach with a positive outlook
  • An advantage would be a tertiary education within psychology, social sciences, social work, sports or teaching – transferrable life skills also considered
  • Flexibility to be available for different shifts – mornings, evenings, weeks and public holidays
  • Physically able to keep up with teenage boys
  • Life experience and understanding of trauma in young people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
  • Knowledge of Tikanga Māori and Te Reo would be an advantage



Applications close 17th March 2020



How to apply:
Applications are only accepted online via the apply button. Apply with your CV and Cover Letter as these will inform selection for shortlisting.


If you have any queries, you are welcome to contact Debbie Aitchison – Recruitment or phone 07-9214317



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