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Residential Youth Worker - Night Shift

Advertiser: BarnardosMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
29 Dec 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 - Night Shift

About the role

We are looking for a suitably qualified, culturally responsive and experienced residential youth worker to join the night shift team in a  residential facility based in Christchurch managed by Barnardos NZ.  

Working in a residential treatment environment can be both challenging and rewarding.  The role of a Residential Youth Worker is to care for youth on a daily basis to assist them to engage in therapeutic interventions, and support them in making positive changes in their lives through education, treatment and residential care.   

Duties

  • caring and supporting young people on a nightly basis
  • administration and associated support duties
  • maintain night time routines in the residence
  • monitor safety and security of the residence

Skills and experience

  • A formal qualification in human services (or currently studying towards one)  preferred
  • A passion for working with young people with challenging behaviours required
  • A belief that all young people deserve the opportunity to grow and learn
  • Previous experience working with young people is highly desirable
  • To be culturally responsive and have an understanding of Te Ao Maori
  • Knowledge of Kaupapa Maori and/or Whānau Ora approach
  • A current full clean driver’s licence
  • Competent Microsoft Excel & Word user
  • Experience of audit and monitoring systems desirable
  • A current 1st Aid Certificate is also desirable.

Culture

If you thrive on variety, enjoy flexible working conditions, and are looking for an exciting and rewarding challenge, then this role could be for you!   As some of the work can be quite challenging you will need to be resilient, have a passion for working with young people, be a flexible person with a positive attitude and exhibit the ability to build strong professional relationships with young people and staff.

Benefits

  • Family friendly organisation with flexible working conditions
  • Reduced cost childcare and other benefits
  • Professional development opportunities and staff wellbeing support

About the organisation

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for  Tamariki Kiwi. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families.  We are deeply committed to Te Tiriti o  Waitangi and the principles it represents.   Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every tamariki has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā – our vision for working with Māori.

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

Please only apply if you are eligible to work in New Zealand.  Applications close on 7th February 2020

For more information please contact karen.mcquillan@barnardos.org.nz or phone 03 349 0088

About the role

We are looking for a suitably qualified, culturally responsive and experienced residential youth worker to join the night shift team in a  residential facility based in Christchurch managed by Barnardos NZ.  

Working in a residential treatment environment can be both challenging and rewarding.  The role of a Residential Youth Worker is to care for youth on a daily basis to assist them to engage in therapeutic interventions, and support them in making positive changes in their lives through education, treatment and residential care.   

Duties

  • caring and supporting young people on a nightly basis
  • administration and associated support duties
  • maintain night time routines in the residence
  • monitor safety and security of the residence

Skills and experience

  • A formal qualification in human services (or currently studying towards one)  preferred
  • A passion for working with young people with challenging behaviours required
  • A belief that all young people deserve the opportunity to grow and learn
  • Previous experience working with young people is highly desirable
  • To be culturally responsive and have an understanding of Te Ao Maori
  • Knowledge of Kaupapa Maori and/or Whānau Ora approach
  • A current full clean driver’s licence
  • Competent Microsoft Excel & Word user
  • Experience of audit and monitoring systems desirable
  • A current 1st Aid Certificate is also desirable.

Culture

If you thrive on variety, enjoy flexible working conditions, and are looking for an exciting and rewarding challenge, then this role could be for you!   As some of the work can be quite challenging you will need to be resilient, have a passion for working with young people, be a flexible person with a positive attitude and exhibit the ability to build strong professional relationships with young people and staff.

Benefits

  • Family friendly organisation with flexible working conditions
  • Reduced cost childcare and other benefits
  • Professional development opportunities and staff wellbeing support

About the organisation

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for  Tamariki Kiwi. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families.  We are deeply committed to Te Tiriti o  Waitangi and the principles it represents.   Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every tamariki has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā – our vision for working with Māori.

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

Please only apply if you are eligible to work in New Zealand.  Applications close on 7th February 2020

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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