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Youth Worker

Advertiser: Wise GroupMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
9 Sept 2019
Waikato, Hamilton
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

We have an exciting opportunity for people who are passionate about and committed to working with youth.
We are looking for a youth worker to join our new Real respite service based in Hamilton. This service provides support for young people in a homelike environment and operates 24/7.

The Role
We have the following Full-time position available in Hamilton:
Tuesday to Saturday, 3.00pm- 11.30 pm

As a youth, you'll apply your skills, creative ideas and expertise to work collaboratively with team members and partner agencies to get the best outcome for our youth and their families/whānau.
You will support young people in the service to develop life skills and resilience, provide support with practical problem solving and daily life skills, supporting outings and liaising with family/whānau and other providers.

You will have:

  • The New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent or be prepared to study towards this qualification or a recognised equivalent.
  • understanding of trauma-informed care and experience in support work, preferably with young people.
  • a current full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • hold a current New Zealand first aid certificate or be prepared to obtain one.

You will be:

  • a great listener the sort of person who will listen to the people who use our services
  • a fresh thinker, using curiosity and imagination to generate new ideas
  • inspiring others with enthusiasm and a take action approach
  • passionate about supporting young people to build confidence, resilience and wellbeing.

Our spirit is 'loving life' - and that's what we do and help our young people to do.
We believe that by supporting young people to build confidence, resilience and wellbeing, in a way that recognises their uniqueness, they be less impacted by adult mental health and addictions later in life.
We believe in the importance of community, connections, relationships and the ability of young people to shape their own futures.
We have eight Real services across New Zealand from Auckland to the Wairarapa and are the youth brand of Pathways.

Find out more about Real at

The Team and Service
Our new team will be made up of motivated people who live and breathe our purpose, make ordinary things extraordinary and spend their days going above and beyond to help young people to realize their potential.

You’ll be reporting to the team coach and this is a youth respite retreat available on an as-needed basis. Young people will stay in our home-like retreat for short periods while they are supported by trained youth mental health and addiction workers.

The Benefits
In this role you can look forward to, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a supportive working environment where you will develop and grow your skill set. All of this while ensuring you are prioritising your wellbeing and having fun.

Ready to take a closer look at Real? Then apply now.

Applications close: Saturday 28 September 2019
Please note: this advertisement may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

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Please contact Renee Matenga, Team Coach on 027 271 1347 if you have any questions.

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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