Residential Youth Worker Oranga Taiki

Residential Youth Worker Oranga Taiki
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Oranga Tamariki


Residential Youth Worker Oranga Taiki

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Job Ref 31971 Community Residential Services Auckland Manurewa Otara Mangere Our Youth Workers have an important role to play They provide care and support to the young people in our care and encourage and motivate them to make positive choices This is a real opportunity to positively influence young people help them grow and successfully transition back in to the community About us We are a Ministry focused on the oranga wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi The Community Residential Services Auckland supports this journey by providing homely environments within the community for young people generally aged from 12 18 years of age It is an opportunity to achieve positive change in young peoples lives and to help integrate them back into the community We do this by delivering therapeutic interventions developing life and social skills through different channels e g sports coaching enhancing cultural connections and creating pathways to education and work The Role This is not a 9 to 5 job our young people require wrap around support from us which is why our Youth Workers do rostered shifts as the facility provides 24hours 7days per week coverage including weekends and public holidays We have homes operating in three different South Auckland locations and within this role you may be required to work across all three homes at times depending on the operational need You will work intensively with young people to firstly find out what their goals hopes and needs are and then secondly to put plans in place to help them succeed There is the opportunity to adopt a flexible approach as long as the young person s needs and oranga are paramount This gives you the ability to create new individual or group programmes or to use creative ways of enhancing the young person s mana whether that be through cultural connections or celebrating success On top of the intrinsic rewards of seeing the young people you support positively grow and develop we offer a salary range of up to 64 768 per annum based on skills and experience plus an additional allowance of 20 of your base salary for working shifts We support you with comprehensive training and ongoing coaching and development to ensure that you have the tools you need to achieve the best outcomes for young people in our care About you We value diversity as it helps us provide variety in the support we provide to young people We welcome applications from people with different backgrounds and skills You will be experienced and dedicated to unlocking potential in young people and if you have additional skills in psychology arts cultural studies tikanga M ori education sports and recreation sociology mental health and addictions these are most welcome too Above all else you must be able to keep young people s oranga as the key focus in your work have good initiative and professional boundaries a full driver s licence and exceptional communication skills How to apply Please apply online with your CV and cover letter In your cover letter please outline your motivation for applying and the skills and relevant experience you can bring to the role Only applications made online will be accepted For internal Oranga Tamariki employees please apply online through your MyHR careers portal at work If you have any questions about the role please contact Natalia Boskovic on natalia boskovic ot govt nz Applications close on the 14th February 2020


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