• 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 eat together whilst playing cards or doing puzzles
• Regular supervision and support
• 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
• 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
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 you will work with?
Our Whakatane team works together and helps each other out. A child or young person doesn’t just belong to one of us, we all get involved to help as and where we can. You will have a manager whose whole goal in their career is to get you where you want to be. A sense of humour is important in our team; we really value a good laugh. Being a high Māori demography in Whakatane, we are learning as much as we can about the culture and why it’s so important. Support will be giving to those who want to develop or learn Te Reo and even the opportunity to work with our local iwi to help them and grow those vital relationships. The team you will work with work on a casual basis with hours as and when required, so this can change on a regular basis. It’s a two way street though so if you were studying or had other priorities, this may be a great way to earn some more cash without having to sacrifice anything.
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
How to apply?
Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you have any queries, please contact Sravani Peddibhotla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurry as applications close the 13th March 2020