Youth Worker – Oranga Tamariki

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    11 hours ago
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Manawatu – Wanganui
  • Date Advertised: 26-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1498743
  • Job Title: Youth Worker – Oranga Tamariki
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Youth Worker – Oranga Tamariki – fixed-term till June 2021

About us – Mō mātou

At Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, we belief with the right environment and the right people surrounding and nurturing our rangatahi, we will be able to support and flourish our rangatahi to reach their best potential.

In this role you will be expected to operate in a supportive role in order to help achieve our goals and demonstrate our values as follows:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children currently have a fixed term Youth Worker position based at our Whanganui Site.

About the role – Mō te tūnga

This position will see you engaging with and providing professional support to our rangatahi. A big part of your role will be assisting in the facilitation of care and support to our rangatahi. You will be demonstrating positive behaviours and acknowledging personal influence on the life of youth.

You will be working with a collaborative team who is passionate about Oranga Tamariki’s vision purpose and values. You will be supporting our Social Workers, Supervisors and support team. You will play a role in supporting with cultural and community connection, self-development and finally Education, Training and Employment focus.

As a Youth Worker, you will also be responsible for engaging with whānau and other stakeholders to initiate and advocate on behalf of the young people. You will also be sharing your experiences with our rangatahi and guiding them to achieve their best potential. You will also be coordinating appointments and escorting them to appointments, activities and supporting them at school.

If you are dedicated to being part of this positive change, we would like to hear from you!

What’s in it for you – Nōu te rourou

  • Salary between $44,156.43 – $64,768.67
  • On-going career and professional development
  • Work with a dedicated team
  • A challenging, fascinating and rewarding position within a team committed to the highest standards of work

How to apply – Me pēhea te tuku tono

If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee, please apply through your myHR portal. All external applicants including Ministry of Social Development employees, please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our tracking system.

If you have any further questions regarding the role, please contact Andrew Louis at

Application closes Thursday, 10 December 2020.

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