Resource Worker – Oranga Tamariki

  • Company:
    Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
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Job Description

Resource Workers – Te Awamutu, Drivers Pool – Casual

  • Make a difference for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau
  • Join a supportive team who has each other’s backs every step of the way
  • Use your life experience to mentor others
  • What’s on offer?

  • A work life balance 
  • An opportunity to make a bit of extra money
  • A close-knit team who love to get together
  • Regular supervision and support
  • Many training opportunities, MAPA, FASD, trauma, behavioural
  • Encouragement and opportunities to learn and develop into a Social Worker if studying or inclined to go in that direction
  • What you will do?

    The work you do will vary depending on the needs at the time but could include the following:

  • Transport children and young people to appointments, activities and to school
  • Weekend work maybe required, and travel may require you to stay overnight
  • Look after, help motivate and care for them at motels while we help find them a new home
  • Assist as and where you can with the child’s behavioural issues
  • Support, mentor and walk alongside our tamariki and rangatahi’s journey
  • Assist Social Workers on a case by case basis
  • Play an important part in a very rewarding role
  • Be flexible on changing priorities as and where we need resources
  • 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 you will bring?

  • Empathy, patience and ability to see past what someone may be struggling with
  • Experience working with youth
  • A clean, current, full driver’s licence
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
  • Flexibility in working different hours and days at short notice
  • Life experience to be able to share and mentor on
  • The ability to work in New Zealand
  • Open and adaptable to an environment that is always changing
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite