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Youth Worker – Tauranga

Job posted: 14/09/2023
Job closes: 14/10/2023

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Real | Mō mātou

Our spirit is ‘loving life’ – and that’s what we do- we work with our taiohi to realise this aspiration.

Whetū Marewa services aims to build the confidence, resilience & wellbeing of taiohi (young people) with mental health and addiction related issues by enabling access to a range of supported interventions. Whetū Marewa provides mobile support in a community out-reach approach by offering a Registered Health Professional-led school and community-based clinics.

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Job Description

  • Permanent, full-time role working in the sunny Tauranga region.
  • Paid wellbeing days + extra week annual leave + many other great benefits.
  • Work life Balance + Respectful & Supportive Team.

Provide a safe space for youth to develop life skills, resilience and build confidence. If you have experience working in the Youth sector, apply now!

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

To show how much we value you, we have some fantastic perks just for you;

  • Fifth week of Annual Leave
  • Paid Wellbeing Days (2 days a year)
  • Increased Kiwisaver contribution
  • Holiday programme assistance
  • Perk & Perk Plus discount app
  • Income continuance plan
  • Wise Group House, Contents and car insurance plan
  • Specsavers Discount
  • Discounted premiums with Southern Cross
  • Financial risk and planning review
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

The Role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

The roles are permanent, full-time working Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm.

The role of the youth worker involves support taiohi with mild and moderate mental health and addiction concerns and social stressors. Supporting taiohi will include brief intervention and positive youth development model of care such as;

  • Youth coaching and mentoring.
  • Kaupapa Māori cultural interventions including a focus on positive cultural identity, kapa haka, waiata, whakapapa and Whānau Ora.
  • A range of recreational and cultural activities as a way of engaging taiohi as well as helping them to build skills and confidence, community connections and healthy, wellbeing focused lifestyle choices such as rock wall climbing, mountain bike riding, rock painting, mindfulness colouring, candle making, crafts, hiking, camping, and skiing.

Skills and Experience | Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako

  • The New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW)-Level 4 or a recognised equivalent or be prepared to study towards this qualification or a recognised equivalent.
  • Experience in working with young people and an understanding of trauma-informed care.
  • Both de-escalation skills and relationship building skills.
  • A current full New Zealand driver’s licence.
  • A current New Zealand first aid certificate or be prepared to obtain one.
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Closing Date | Rā katinga: 14 October 2023. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

Position Description:

Contact | Whakapā: Caroline Henry, Team Coach on 027 210 8052..

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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 with regards to Covid-19, we have determined that vaccination is required for our workforce (two primary doses and at least one booster).

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.

Real is supported by Pathways Health Limited, part of the Wise Group. Pathways are committed to healthy lifestyles and actively support a smoke-free environment.

All new appointees into Pathways 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.

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