Youth Worker, Care & Protection – Kaitaia

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    13 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Northland
  • Date Advertised: 06-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/32411
  • Job Title: Youth Worker, Care & Protection – Kaitaia
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Youth Worker, Care & Protection – Kaitaia – 12-month Fixed Term


Do you have excellent organisation and planning skills and a passion for working with challenging rangatahi? We have an exciting opportunity to work as a Youth Worker for our Kaitaia site for a fixed term, full time 1-year contract today.


What you will do?
At our Kaitaia site, we are working differently with our tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau.  We are taking a collaborative team approach to decision making, planning and case management; each team will include Social Workers, a Youth Worker, a Supervisor and support staff.
This position will see you involved in all aspects of supporting the team to implement the non-social work components of the young person’s plan. The scope for development in this role is great and you will be a valued member of the team.

Examples of things you might do include:

•    Engaging with whānau and other people involved in the rangatahi’s plan
•    Spending time with the rangatahi
•    Attending meetings with the rangatahi and other professionals from a range of different agencies e.g. Police, Education, Health and the community
•    Making and coordinating appointments for rangatahi
•    Taking young people to appointments that do not require a social workers presence
•    Helping rangatahi to learn independence skills such as shopping and budgeting
•    Supporting rangatahi at Family Group Conferences
•    Recording and other administrative tasks to support the team
•    Supporting rangatahi to attend visit e.g. with mental health and education services
•    May be required to attend visits to the home or with other whānau
These are just examples; a lot will depend on the special skills you bring to the team and how these can contribute to better outcomes for our rangatahi. You will be involved in the planning for the rangatahi provide valuable feedback to the team from your involvement.


What you will bring:

•    Relevant experience working alongside with Māori culture
•    Familiar with Te Reo Māori and Tikanga
•    Full and clean driver’s licence
•    An understanding of Oranga Tamariki as an organisation


What’s on offer?

•    A salary between $44,157 – $64,769
•    A challenging, fascinating and rewarding position within a team committed to the highest standards of work 
•    On-going professional and development training
•    Whānau based working environment
•    Support required to do your Mahi – Tautoko o nga Mahi
•    Support to develop Te Reo Māori
•    The team you’ll be part of promotes the Whānau nga Tanga within the community

If you think you have what it takes and are dedicated to achieving positive change for rangatahi and their whānau in the community, then we want to hear from you today!


How to apply?
Apply online with your CV and cover letter.  If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Sravani Peddibhotla on


Hurry as applications close on 3rd April 2020


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