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Youth Worker, Social Worker, advocates to be Kaiwhakamana

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Job Listing Date
9 Oct 2019
Location
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Youth Worker, Social Worker, advocates to be Kaiwhakamana

Kia Ora
  • Amplify the voices of children and young people in care
  • Individual and system level advocacy
  • Independent, non-government organisation

We believe children and young people in care need to be heard and their voices kept at the centre of all decisions made about them. VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai is a voice from children and young people in care, not an adult voice for them. We are an independent non-government organisation.

Who we are

VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai now has a life-changing role that will help change lives. You will be an advocate for children in care with wide-ranging travel across Tamaki Makaurau and sometimes the country.

We are a unique organisation established by and for young people in the foster care system. We are an independent organisation that works outside of the system – akin to a union for the rights of children in care.

Our Whakamana work informs and influences systems and government policy in partnership with other organisations such as Oranga Tamariki, schools and social service agencies.

Who you are

You will be a champion for the rights of young people, a great listener, and a rapport builder. You understand how important it is for children and young people in care to be powerful in their own lives.

You will be a passionate and dedicated worker who wants to make a real change in the world of care. We are ideally looking for someone who can also coach and support our young Tane. Preferably fluent in Te Reo Māori. Proficiency in technology is a must.

You will have professional qualifications in social work, youth work, health, education (or similar) to join our Whakamana team at VOYCE.

You will need to have experience working with children and young people and an amazing capacity to build trusting relationships with them. You are able to build trust and to follow through, every single time and on time. You are courageous in the face of adversity and ensure the 'Voice of' not 'for' young people is at the forefront of all your work.

You will be visiting young people in their communities and in residential situations, therefore it is critical that you be astute with regard to managing professional and social situations.

You will need to be flexible in your availability to work with and meet with our Tamariki Atawhai and their significant others. This could be in the afternoon, evenings or weekends.  

You will get the opportunity help to enact the rights of children and young people and to work with the system in a way that generates more care and consideration. 

If this sounds like you, please apply with your CV and a cover letter about why you want to work with us and detailing your relevant experience.

For any questions please email careers@voyce.org.nz

Applications close 5:00pm 25th October 2019.

At VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai we work to:
  • Build leadership among children and young people in care
  • Connect children and young people in care
  • Promote the collective voice of children and young people in care
  • Advocate with children and young people in care
  • Help equip children and young people in care for their future.
Get in touch at joinus@voyce.org.nz for the position description, or check out voyce.org.nz for more information about our service.
  • Amplify the voices of children and young people in care
  • Individual and system level advocacy
  • Independent, non-government organisation

We believe children and young people in care need to be heard and their voices kept at the centre of all decisions made about them. VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai is a voice from children and young people in care, not an adult voice for them. We are an independent non-government organisation.

Who we are

VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai now has a life-changing role that will help change lives. You will be an advocate for children in care with wide-ranging travel across Tamaki Makaurau and sometimes the country.

We are a unique organisation established by and for young people in the foster care system. We are an independent organisation that works outside of the system – akin to a union for the rights of children in care.

Our Whakamana work informs and influences systems and government policy in partnership with other organisations such as Oranga Tamariki, schools and social service agencies.

Who you are

You will be a champion for the rights of young people, a great listener, and a rapport builder. You understand how important it is for children and young people in care to be powerful in their own lives.

You will be a passionate and dedicated worker who wants to make a real change in the world of care. We are ideally looking for someone who can also coach and support our young Tane. Preferably fluent in Te Reo Māori. Proficiency in technology is a must.

You will have professional qualifications in social work, youth work, health, education (or similar) to join our Whakamana team at VOYCE.

You will need to have experience working with children and young people and an amazing capacity to build trusting relationships with them. You are able to build trust and to follow through, every single time and on time. You are courageous in the face of adversity and ensure the 'Voice of' not 'for' young people is at the forefront of all your work.

You will be visiting young people in their communities and in residential situations, therefore it is critical that you be astute with regard to managing professional and social situations.

You will need to be flexible in your availability to work with and meet with our Tamariki Atawhai and their significant others. This could be in the afternoon, evenings or weekends.  

You will get the opportunity help to enact the rights of children and young people and to work with the system in a way that generates more care and consideration. 

If this sounds like you, please apply with your CV and a cover letter about why you want to work with us and detailing your relevant experience.

For any questions please email careers@voyce.org.nz

Applications close 5:00pm 25th October 2019.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?

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