Residential Youth Worker
Permanent, full-time, Whakatakapokai, Auckland
About us – Mō mātou
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:
About the Residence – E pa ana ki te Kāenga
Our Youth Justice Residences provide a safe, secure and supportive environment where rangatahi in our care can make changes to get their lives back on track. Whakatakapokai is one of five Youth Justice Residences operating across Aotearoa that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing residential placements and programmes for rangatahi aged 13 to 19 years who have been charged with or convicted of an offence. Our vision at Whakatakapokai is to create a unique, culturally focused, therapeutic, safe and restorative care environment that enables rangatahi to strengthen their connection with whānau, hapū, iwi and their culture; and develop the skills to make positive decisions to support them to flourish and transform their lives, reducing the risk of reoffending.
About the role – Mō te tūnga
As a Youth Worker, you will be engaging with and providing professional support to our rangatahi. You will be assisting in the facilitation of care and support to our rangatahi through demonstrating positive behaviours and acknowledging personal influence on the life of our youth.
You will also be working with a collaborative team who is passionate about Oranga Tamariki’s vision, purpose and values. You will be playing a part in building positive cultural and community connection. Whakatakapokai is strongly focused on achieving positive change in rangatahi through education, skill development, vocational programmes, and therapeutic and cultural interventions using a Māori world centric view (Te Ao Māori). Our overall goal is that rangatahi who come into our care are positively integrated back into their community and reduce the risk of reoffending with their mana restored.
The role will involve the following:
About you – Mōu
To apply for this role, you must demonstrate the following qualifications and experience:
How to apply – Me pēhea te tuku tono
Apply online with your CV. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If you have any questions about the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Tuesday, 3 November 2020.
If you are interested in an information pack or session, please send an email to HR_Recruit@ot.govt.nz with your name and contact details.
Candidates applying for roles at Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children must complete a mandatory Police check as part of the Children’s Act 2014. We want to do all we can to support candidates through our recruitment process. We realise the prospect of police vetting may be daunting to candidates who have previous convictions. If you would like to have a confidential chat about our vetting process, please contact our Recruitment Vetting Hotline on 027 207 0262.
The vetting hotline will be active 11am – 1pm, Monday to Friday. If you are unavailable during these times, please leave your name and contact details for one our advisors to call you back.