Youth Worker – Youth Development

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    17 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 13-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/12668
  • Job Title: Youth Worker – Youth Development
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Youth Worker – Youth Development

New Zealand Police

Hornby and Central Police Youth Aid Sections, Canterbury District

Fixed Term, Full Time

(9 – 12 months Maternity Leave Cover),

Police Employee, Band F $64,813.00 – $87,693.00

Job Requisition 12668



An opportunity has arisen for two 10-12 month contracts for parental leave cover, starting March 2020 (approx.), as Child Case Manager with the Hornby and Central Police Youth Aid team.


We are looking for a person who is innovative, motivated and passionate in this area and can work with our team to enable us to obtain sustainable reductions in child offending.


Child Case Management (CCM) aims at increasing capacity to intervene early and effectively with children under the age of 14. This early intervention targets children who have come to Police notice and have a low to medium risk of re-offending. To help ensure offenders and their siblings are prevented from engaging in cycles of victimisation, offending and re-offending.


Skills and Experience. You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate experience in problem-solving and prevention strategies in a child environment
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with Maori to produce positive outcomes that will deliver a 25% reduction in Maori offending by 2025.
  • Demonstrate a working understanding of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
  • Utilise problem solving skills and implement solutions to reduce child reoffending
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of information and decisions


Social work experience desirable but not essential.


Core Competencies – Level 1 – Individual Contributor:

  • Partner
  • Communicate
  • Deliver


For more information about the above core competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website:


Certification Requirements:                                                      

  • Full drivers licence
  • First Aid certificate         


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Special Requirement. Successful applicant must:

  • Reside in Canterbury
  • Hold a New Zealand or Australian citizenship or New Zealand Permanent Resident Visa


Additional Information:

  • 2 Positions available


How to apply

To apply for this position, visit


Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs website are no longer considered and will only be accepted when formally submitted through the New Zealand Police website (link provided above).


Please note, if you are Contractor you must apply through the Police Website and exclude your QID number in your application.


Please note, if you are an existing Police employee (excluding Contractors) you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you have any questions about this vacancy please email the Hiring Manager at    


Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 27th February 2020.