Youth Worker – Tautahere, Whangarei North

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Northland
  • Date Advertised: 12-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/36415
  • Job Title: Youth Worker – Tautahere, Whangarei North
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Do you have excellent organisation and planning skills and a passion for working with tamariki and rangatahi? We have an exciting opportunity to work as a Youth Worker for our Tautahere site.

What you will do?

In this position you will be part of a team, working alongside social workers, to engage with tamariki and rangatahi to support them with their community and cultural connections, self-development, education, training and employment. It is imperative that tamariki and rangatahi have a voice in their own solutions and you must be prepared to advocate for tamariki and rangatahi if required. 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 the following:

  • Engaging with whānau and other people involved in a tamariki’s or rangatahi’s plan
  • Spending time with the a tamariki or rangatahi
  • Attending meetings with the tamariki or rangatahi and other professionals from a range of different agencies e.g. Police, Education, Health and the community
  • Making and coordinating appointments for tamariki or rangatahi
  • Taking young people to appointments that do not require a social workers presence
  • Supporting tamariki or rangatahi at Family Group Conferences
  • Recording and other administrative tasks to support the team
  • Supporting tamariki or 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 tamariki or rangatahi and 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 challenging, fascinating and rewarding position within a team committed to doing the best for tamariki and rangatahi
  • 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

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 Tuesday, 2 February 2021.

To see more about this exciting role, check out the position description below: