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Residential Youth Worker

Advertiser: BarnardosMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
10 Oct 2019
Location
Canterbury, Christchurch
Salary
$20.50 - $25.50 per hour
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Residential Youth Worker

Job Summary

We are seeking suitably qualified and/or experienced Residential Youth Workers for permanent full-time work – 40 hours/pw, 2 shifts 6.30am – 3.00pm OR 2.00pm – 10.30pm as rostered.

About the role

The role maintains responsibility for the daily care of youth in a Barnardos residential home (Te Poutama Arahi Rangatahi) within the framework of the policies and practices of Barnardos, key agencies Oranga Tamariki and Community Based Treatment providers to achieve the best possible outcomes by providing a safe and nurturing environment for youth to grow and develop while in a residential facility.

Duties

  • Daily care for youth by assisting them to engage in therapeutic interventions
  • Support youth make positive changes in their lives through education, treatment and residential care
  • Develop, facilitate, monitor and evaluate programmed activities for youth that enhance physical, social, emotional and intellectual development while in residential care

Skills and experience key to this role are:

  • A formal qualification in human services (or be studying towards the same) highly desirable
  • At least 1 years’ experience working with young people who present challenging behaviours
  • Professional integrity, resilience and dedication
  • Some knowledge of Residential Care Regulations would be beneficial
  • A current full clean NZ Driver’s licence is required
  • A Current 1st Aid Certificate is desirable

Culture

Some of the work can be quite challenging so you will need to have resilience and passion for working with youth, be a flexible person with a positive attitude and exhibit the ability to build strong professional relationships with young people, whanau/ families, staff and service providers.  

You will be working alongside of passionate Residential, Clinical, Education and Administrative team members who are all working hard for Kiwi kids.  

Benefits

  • Family friendly organisation with flexible working conditions
  • Reduced cost childcare and other benefits
  • Professional and supportive colleagues
  • Professional development and learning opportunities

About the Organisation

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 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/

 Applications close 30 October 2019.    

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

For more information please contact alison.rance@barnardos.org.nz or phone 03 349 0088

Job Summary

We are seeking suitably qualified and/or experienced Residential Youth Workers for permanent full-time work – 40 hours/pw, 2 shifts 6.30am – 3.00pm OR 2.00pm – 10.30pm as rostered.

About the role

The role maintains responsibility for the daily care of youth in a Barnardos residential home (Te Poutama Arahi Rangatahi) within the framework of the policies and practices of Barnardos, key agencies Oranga Tamariki and Community Based Treatment providers to achieve the best possible outcomes by providing a safe and nurturing environment for youth to grow and develop while in a residential facility.

Duties

  • Daily care for youth by assisting them to engage in therapeutic interventions
  • Support youth make positive changes in their lives through education, treatment and residential care
  • Develop, facilitate, monitor and evaluate programmed activities for youth that enhance physical, social, emotional and intellectual development while in residential care

Skills and experience key to this role are:

  • A formal qualification in human services (or be studying towards the same) highly desirable
  • At least 1 years’ experience working with young people who present challenging behaviours
  • Professional integrity, resilience and dedication
  • Some knowledge of Residential Care Regulations would be beneficial
  • A current full clean NZ Driver’s licence is required
  • A Current 1st Aid Certificate is desirable

Culture

Some of the work can be quite challenging so you will need to have resilience and passion for working with youth, be a flexible person with a positive attitude and exhibit the ability to build strong professional relationships with young people, whanau/ families, staff and service providers.  

You will be working alongside of passionate Residential, Clinical, Education and Administrative team members who are all working hard for Kiwi kids.  

Benefits

  • Family friendly organisation with flexible working conditions
  • Reduced cost childcare and other benefits
  • Professional and supportive colleagues
  • Professional development and learning opportunities

About the Organisation

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 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/

 Applications close 30 October 2019.    

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

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?

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