Youth Worker

  • Company:
    Youth Horizons
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
  • Category:

Youth Worker (Casual)

Do you have a passion to enhance the lives of young people at risk and experience working with youth from a range of cultures? This is a unique opportunity for those mature individuals studying in social work, psychology or mental health, or for anyone with experience caring for rangatahi/youth.

We are looking for casual youth workers to work across our two foster care services in Hawkes Bay.

With the SCP (Specialist Caregiver Programme) service, you will work with caregivers to assist young people to develop and practice skills including behaviour management, communication, coping and problem-solving skills.

With the THH (Teaching Family Group Home) service, you will be responsible for the day to day household management of the residential home. This will include both therapeutic components and the regular day to day duties such as housework, meal preparation and recreational activities.

Role requirements

  • Work collaboratively as part of a team, including supporting the other practitioners and caregivers
  • Assist youths to develop and practice skills including, behaviour management, communication, coping and problem-solving skills.
  • Support and empower the young people within the home to undertake their daily activities, meet their goals and change their behaviour through the application of the service model.
  • Assist with our holiday/day programmes
  • Assist with the day to day running of the home
  • Ability to work on a casual basis including paid sleepovers and occasional week day trainings/meetings. 
  • About You

  • Ability to provide nurture and structure and to be a strong positive adult role model
  • Previous conflict resolution experience and experience in working with young people from a range of cultures
  • The ability to build strong relationships with peers and stakeholders
  • Be culturally aware and willing to be a part of a bi-cultural journey
  • Have a full and clean New Zealand driver’s licence
  • A clear Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Police vetting check
  •  What We Offer

  • Full induction and on-going developmental training in the TFM model.
  • Fun loving family/whanau environment.
  • 24/7 on-call support backed up by the continual support of the programme Practice Leader.
  • About Youth Horizons

    Closing date for applications is 23 January 2021. Please note that we review applications as we receive these and we can remove the advert before the closing date if we find a suitable candidate.