Resource Worker

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Casual
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  • Location: Bay of Plenty
  • Date Advertised: 09-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/1366597
  • Job Title: Resource Worker
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Casual Resource Workers x 5 – Bay of Plenty Region


At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we are committed to putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do and say. We value the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi above all else. We want to ensure that all children and young people are in loving whānau and communities.


We are seeking five casual Resource Workers in the Bay of Plenty region to provide support services to tamariki and rangatahi. We have two types of casual Resource Worker roles.


For the first type of casual work the duties include:

  • Transporting of children and young people in getting to and from activities or appointments.
  • Minding – looking after tamariki and rangatahi.
  • Monitoring children and young people who are deemed at risk.
  • Providing support to the social worker when young people attend court, appointments, and residential placements.
  • Mentor tamariki and rangatahi by doing one on one work with them to assist them to achieve specific goals.
  • Supervise tamariki and young people’s access with parents, whānau, and/or siblings and write corresponding observational reports.


For this type of casual work the bulk of the hours will be between the hours of 7:30am and 7:30pm, Monday to Sunday with the flexibility to work outside these hours on occasions.


For the second type of casual work the main duty is relieving at the Kaupapa Māori Transition homes.

The Kaupapa Māori Transition home is a place of safety where tamariki can get on with life, while we work to transition them to a permanent placement with whānau, hapu or iwi.


The role of a casual Resource Worker in the Kaupapa Māori Transition home is to provide the Kaitiaki (caregivers) respite by looking after up to six tamariki in their care. This is usually a block assignment that can cover a 24 hour period for several days in a row, as you will have a live-in role in the home.


We are looking for people who:

  • Are able to work well with children and young people in a caring and responsible way.
  • Have a full, clean NZ driver’s licence.
  • Are flexible with working as and when required.
  • Have the ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Can meet all our pre-employment checks.


How to apply:

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.

All other candidates including MSD employees - Please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note, only online applications will be accepted.


For a further discussion about the these roles contact Sarah Mathews on 029 263 0681




Application close: 22nd of November 2018


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