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Youth Worker

Job posted: 10/03/2023
Job closes: 10/04/2023

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Job Description

  • Full-time, Fixed + Thurs – Mon + New Plymouth
  • 5 weeks annual + Wise Group Discount App and more!
  • Supporting taiohi me nga whānau to build confidence, resilience and wellbeing.

Are you certificate-level qualified in youth work?  Come work for our crisis and planned respite for taiohi in Taranaki.

Real | Mō mātou
At Real, we want to play a part in supporting all young New Zealanders to feel great about their futures.  We provide health and well-being services in the community to people aged between 12 and 24. We believe in the importance of community, connection, and relationships – and in the ability of young people to shape their own futures. 

What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Competitive pay rates between $22.49 to $28.25 per hour.
  • Extra week of annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • Wise Group Discount App
  • Paid well-being days every year
  • An increased employer Kiwisaver contribution
  • Team building activities within your team
  • Subsidies for school holiday childcare programmes
  • EAP support services
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your whānau (family) members
  • Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance

The role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi 
You will be reporting to the Team Coach and working in a team of youth workers.  Young people will stay in our home-like retreat for short periods while they are supported by trained youth mental health and addiction workers.

Full-time, Fixed-term role based at our Pūriri House, New Plymouth.
Thursday to Monday; AM – PM rotating shifts.
Week A: 07:00 AM – 3:30 PM; Week B: 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM

About You | Mōu: 
We’re looking for a savvy and energised youth worker to join our growing service.

You will have:

  • A National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support Work (Level 4) or National Certificate in Youth Work.
  • An understanding of trauma-informed care and working with young people.
  • Full NZ driver’s licence.
  • An understanding of Information Technology – Microsoft Office preferred.
  • A current New Zealand first aid certificate or be prepared to obtain one.
  • Previous experience in youth work, social work, mental health, and addiction preferred.

Māori and Pasifika are strongly encouraged to apply for this role. We also encourage people with lived experience to apply.

Closing Date: 10th April 2023.  Please note, this advert may close early when a suitable candidate has been found.

 Position Description:

Contact: Maudena Borg - Team Coach on

Real is supported by Pathways Health Limited, part of the Wise Group. Pathways are committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke-free environment.  For further information, visit our website

All new appointees require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process. 

The Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 requires staff working in health-related services to be fully vaccinated (this includes any subsequent boosters). As a provider we are responsible for ensuring all our employees are vaccinated and boosted as per the mandate and employees are responsible for ensuring we have access to this information 

Pathways are committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke-free environment. We encourage people with experience of mental illness to apply.

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