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Youth Worker

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Job closes: 16/04/2023

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About REAL | Mō mātou 
Our spirit is ‘loving life’ – and that’s what we do- we work with our taiohi to realise this aspiration.  We provide health and wellbeing services working with local community support to help taiohi aged 14 to 18 develop life skills and build strong connections, including their school, employer, whānau, and friends. 

Job Description

  • Full-time, Perm + Tues – Sat + Use of shared work vehicle   
  • Generous Leave Entitlements + Wise Group Discount App and more! 
  • Have a qualification in youth work? Enjoy working with young people?  

If you have experience in Youth Work and would like to support our taiohi me nga whānau then join us! 
The benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou 

  • New salary rates, earn up to $28.25 per hour 
  • Extra week of annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • Two paid well-being days
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Kiwisaver Employer Contribution of either 4% or 5%
  • Wise Group Employee Discount App
  • School holiday programme subsidy
  • Ongoing training and support in your role and career
  • Be part of a supportive team where work-life balance is encouraged
  • EAP services 

The role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi  

Full-time, Permanent position available in East Tāmaki Heights.
You will working 40 hours on Tuesday – Saturday; Alternating weekly AM/PM shifts: 
Week 1: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Week 2: 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM

At Mana Taiohi, no two days are ever the same. You’ll be reporting to the Team Coach and working amongst a great team of youth workers. You will be providing support in our short stay respite service for taiohi (young people) experiencing difficult times in their lives. You will be engaging and creating a welcoming environment to assist young people to get back on track – by supporting them to develop social connections, grow confidence and resilience, and strengthen their connections with family and whanau – so they can live their dreams and thrive in their communities.

About You | Mōu

  • A National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support Work (Level4) or National Certificate in Youth Work.
  • An understanding of trauma-informed care and working with young people
  • A full New Zealand 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
  • You’ll enjoy being part of the team and be excellent in building relationships
  • You’ll be flexible and have positive approach when dealing with challenging behaviours 

Applications Close: 15th April 2023. PLEASE NOTE, this advert may close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date. 

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Contact: Lisa Williams, Team Coach on 027 253 2312 if you have any questions. 
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. 
Note: The Criminal History Check is Exempt from The Clean Slate Act. In other words, the Clean Slate Act does not apply to this position. Please declare any offences (even outside 7 years) in your application. 
Some health and disability sector employers may require workers to be vaccinated. This is because workers come into close contact with people likely to get seriously ill if they get COVID-19. Having undertaken a thorough health and safety analysis regarding Covid-19, we have determined that vaccination is required for our workforce (two primary doses and at least one booster).

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