Residential Youth Worker

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 hours ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Waikato
  • Date Advertised: 19-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/32525
  • Job Title: Residential Youth Worker
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  • Summary:
Residential Youth Worker

Fulltime, Permanent, Hillcrest Home Hamilton
Are you looking for challenging but rewarding career?
Can you provide positive engagement, role-modelling and motivation for at-risk rangatahi?
Do you demonstrate resilience, maturity, reliability, honesty and common-sense?
Can you work regular rostered shifts, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and public holidays?


What’s on offer?

  • A salary range between $44,156 – 64,768
  • A 20% penal allowance for certain shift work
  • Flexible work opportunities
  • A supportive team who are using the best leading-edge community based programme and getting results
  • Clinical supervision, support and mentoring
  • Access to a generous Southern Cross health plan and banking package with Westpac
  • Rewarding and challenging work that truly makes a difference to the community
  • Opportunities to work alongside various cultural groups, build your network and strengthen community relationships


What you will do?

  • Mentor rangatahi through our successful programme and through all life necessities
  • Do physical activity with our young people by playing sports, hitting the gym and going mountain biking
  • Educate our rangatahi by helping them with their studies, teaching them to cook and play music
  • Support, mentor and walk alongside our rangatahi’s journey by showing them life skills
  • Assist as and where you can with the young person’s behavioural issues
  • Build rapport with rangatahi including those who are effected by trauma
  • Play an important part in a very rewarding role

Who are we?
Our tamariki and rangatahi deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard, and be surrounded by loving whānau.
At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we’re on a journey to ensure that it happens. We are a leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma-informed, and effective for all cultures.
What team will you work with? 
Our team at Hillcrest Home in Hamilton are very driven, fun and warm. They understand that to create an environment for rangatahi to thrive there needs to be a space that is structured and predicable. Our values are important to us. We are focused and committed to making our kids reach their goals. Every day in our home is different; it’s busy because we’re all striving to do the right thing for our rangatahi. Come join a high performing team who really are constantly raising the bar by getting paid to have fun and see real change.

What will you bring?
  • A full, clean, valid driver’s licence
  • Resilience, initiative and a proactive approach
  • Empathy, patience and ability to see past what someone may be struggling with
  • A tertiary education within psychology, social sciences, social work, sports, music, arts or teaching would be an advantage
  • Experience working with rangatahi would be a plus
  • Physically able to keep up with our rangatahi
  • Sound judgement, the ability to manage risk and make tough decisions
  • Life experience and understanding on what rangatahi may be going through
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
  • A positive outlook and supporting nature
  • Knowledge of Tikanga and Te Reo would be ideal

How to apply?
Apply online by clicking “apply”, your CV and cover letter are an important part of your application so please ensure you upload these documents.


If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal.For any queries or assistance, please contact Andrew Howard at  #LI-ORG

Hurry as applications close on 2nd April 2020 
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