Apr 15, 2021


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MAHI: Youth Workers, Te Maioha o Parekarangi Youth Justice Residence, Rotorua

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Te Maioha o Parekarangi is one of four Youth Justice Residences across New Zealand which are run by Child Youth and Family Services.

Screen Shot 2013-05-28 at 9.10.56 AMWe provide a secure 24 hour a day, 7 day per week environment for up to 30 young men aged 14-17 who are either sentenced by the Youth Court or on remand. The residence promotes individual change and growth through specialist education services, clinical services, individual and group programmes, and physical activities.

Our ultimate goal is to help every young person we work with to realise their potential. We help them transition into education, training, or employment, and to a safe and stable living arrangement when they leave our residence.

We are currently have 2 Youth Worker positions available. Youth Workers can make a significant difference in the lives of at-risk young people. Our team of Youth Workers work eight-hour rostered shifts across the hours of 6.00 am to 10.00 pm, Monday to Sunday. Youth Workers provide day-to-day mentoring, support, and co-ordinated activities for the challenging young people under our care.

Applicants for these roles should be reliable, flexible and adaptable. They should be strong positive role models who are self-directed in their work practices, have initiative, and demonstrate sound judgement, being able to think on their feet. Very good written and verbal communication skills are an essential requirement.

For both permanent and casual roles, a full clean drivers license is essential. Experience in social services, including working with at-risk children or youth, and/or a qualification in youth work is preferred, but not essential. A full orientation programme will be offered to successful applicants.

Please note that the competencies section of the application form must be completed. Please provide examples relating to the first four competencies on page 7 of the Youth Worker job description (interpersonal understanding, flexibility, emotional awareness and initiative).

Child, Youth and Family, a service of the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), recognises and has a commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Please find attached the job description and application form for your completion. Please note that you need to save the attached application form before you begin completing it. Please forward your completed application form, quoting the CYF number, along with an up to date curriculum vitae to:

Gillian Fernyhough
Child, Youth and Family
262 State Highway 30
Rotorua 3077
Ph: 07 921 4321
[email protected]

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