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Residential Youth Worker - Specialist Group Home

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
8 Feb 2019
Location
Wellington, Wellington Central
Salary
$19.8 - $24.50 per hour
Work Type
Casual/Vacation
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Residential Youth Worker - Specialist Group Home

About the role

Our Specialist Group Home provides a safe, supportive and therapeutic programme for up to five young men.  

As a casual member of the team, your role is to jump on board and support programming alongside our team of permanent Youth Workers.  

Primarily you will provide cover for permanent staff when they are on leave or sick.  Casual staff also support public and school holiday programmes, mentoring, supporting transport and major trips!  

This role would be really suitable if you are a student studying towards a qualification in youth or social work or in the field of Social Sciences. 

  • As part of a team of Residential Youth Workers you will be responsible for the daily care and programme delivery for our rangatahi.
  • Understanding that relationship is key to supporting positive behaviours, you will be excellent at developing rapport and role modelling positive relationships.
  • As an engaging and fun youth worker, you will be ready to get stuck in and participate in activities with our rangatahi and be a champion advocate for their voice.

Duties

  • Support programming for our rangatahi
  • Maintain knowledge of each rangatahi’s safety plans.
  • Actively participate in maintaining a safe and structured whare that provides predictability for our rangatahi
  • Support rangatahi to live healthy and safe lives including teaching them life skills, personal hygiene, engaging in recreational activities
  • Responsible for reporting and documenting daily notes, reporting incidents and other administrative duties
  • Take individual responsibility for Health and Safety Practices
  • Has knowledge and can apply principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to their everyday practice.

Skills and experience

  • Youth Work / Social work qualification, relevant qualification in social services or be studying towards one
  • At least 2 - 3 years’ experience working with young people who present challenging behaviour
  • Experience in working within a structured environment with strong protocols and practices
  • Full and clean Drivers licence

Culture

We are looking for someone who will be a strong advocate for our rangatahi.  You will be resilient and flexible and have an ability to adapt to working with rangatahi from various backgrounds.  You will with a positive attitude and of course a good sense of humour!  You will work positively to empower our rangatahi and be respectful of the complex needs of these young people and their whanau. 

Benefits

  • Professional and supportive colleagues
  • Training and development opportunities

About the company

Child and Family Services Barnardos provides a comprehensive and integrated residential treatment programme for adolescent males who have been referred by Oranga Tamariki.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We are deeply committed to the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles it represents — it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

We’re here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more.

To view the position description please visit - https://www.barnardos.org.nz/work-for-us/

For more information please contact Tesa Enari – tesa.enari@barnardos.org.nz or +6448011791

Applications close Friday, 15 February 2019 5pm

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 18 February 2019

Please only apply for this role if you are eligible to work in New Zealand.

About the role

Our Specialist Group Home provides a safe, supportive and therapeutic programme for up to five young men.  

As a casual member of the team, your role is to jump on board and support programming alongside our team of permanent Youth Workers.  

Primarily you will provide cover for permanent staff when they are on leave or sick.  Casual staff also support public and school holiday programmes, mentoring, supporting transport and major trips!  

This role would be really suitable if you are a student studying towards a qualification in youth or social work or in the field of Social Sciences. 

  • As part of a team of Residential Youth Workers you will be responsible for the daily care and programme delivery for our rangatahi.
  • Understanding that relationship is key to supporting positive behaviours, you will be excellent at developing rapport and role modelling positive relationships.
  • As an engaging and fun youth worker, you will be ready to get stuck in and participate in activities with our rangatahi and be a champion advocate for their voice.

Duties

  • Support programming for our rangatahi
  • Maintain knowledge of each rangatahi’s safety plans.
  • Actively participate in maintaining a safe and structured whare that provides predictability for our rangatahi
  • Support rangatahi to live healthy and safe lives including teaching them life skills, personal hygiene, engaging in recreational activities
  • Responsible for reporting and documenting daily notes, reporting incidents and other administrative duties
  • Take individual responsibility for Health and Safety Practices
  • Has knowledge and can apply principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to their everyday practice.

Skills and experience

  • Youth Work / Social work qualification, relevant qualification in social services or be studying towards one
  • At least 2 - 3 years’ experience working with young people who present challenging behaviour
  • Experience in working within a structured environment with strong protocols and practices
  • Full and clean Drivers licence

Culture

We are looking for someone who will be a strong advocate for our rangatahi.  You will be resilient and flexible and have an ability to adapt to working with rangatahi from various backgrounds.  You will with a positive attitude and of course a good sense of humour!  You will work positively to empower our rangatahi and be respectful of the complex needs of these young people and their whanau. 

Benefits

  • Professional and supportive colleagues
  • Training and development opportunities

About the company

Child and Family Services Barnardos provides a comprehensive and integrated residential treatment programme for adolescent males who have been referred by Oranga Tamariki.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We are deeply committed to the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles it represents — it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

We’re here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • Are you available to work on a rotating roster?

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