Residential Youth Worker

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    9 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Casual
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 17-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/26523
  • Job Title: Residential Youth Worker
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  • Summary:

Residential Worker, Casual, Lower Hutt



We are now looking for casual Residential Youth Workers to join our care and protection residence in Lower Hutt.


If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of at-risk young people, join our supportive team who are fully committed to achieving positive outcomes for young people, whānau and the community.

We are a zealous group, dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people in our care and to support them to realise their capabilities.  We are dedicated to unlocking potential in our young people, who are always seeking new opportunities, inspiring others, and making connections, and building relationships built on trust and respect.

Working in a residential environment is both challenging and rewarding. We’re looking for people who are committed to working with children and young people to help them realise their talents, who have knowledge or experience in the care of at-risk youth or relevant field, for example, education, health or social services.

You’ll be a positive role model for others, be values-driven, enjoy working collaboratively and are motivated by building strong, open relationships with others. You will be committed to leading by example at all times.


About us:

Oranga Tamariki–Ministry for Children is dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend. Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.


To be successful in your application, you will have:

  • Meet our pre-employment checks.
  • Have a full, clean New Zealand drivers’ licence.
  • Flexibility to work on a roster pattern.
  • Have a belief and commitment to ensuring that the paramount element of importance in your work is the safety of and outcomes for children and young people.
  • Be a strong team player and positive role model.
  • Demonstrate initiative and sound judgement, with an ability to ‘think on your feet’.
  • Have experience developing rapport with young people.
  • Be self-directed in work practices.
  • Effective time management.
  • Strong communication skills as you will need to write succinct, factual and audience appropriate reports.
  • Experience in youth work as an employee or volunteer, or have relevant life skills.


If you want to be part of a team that is passionate about positively changing the course or pathway a young person is travelling on, we want to hear from you.  


How to apply:

  • All external applicants including MSD employees - please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note all applications must be made online.
  • Internal Oranga Tamariki employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


If you have any questions please contact Louise Sanson at (04) 913 3682 or



Applications close: 16th of December 2018




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