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Youth Worker (Sports and Recreation)

Advertiser: Merivale Community IncorporatedMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
5 Jan 2020
Bay of Plenty, Tauranga
($44,000 – $56,000)
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

The Merivale Community Centre works to nurture a thriving, vibrant community where people are safe, connected and make healthy choices for themselves and their whānau. Tamariki and rangatahi are central to the work we do and a core focus of our efforts to enhance the Merivale community. 

We currently deliver whānau support, after school and holiday programmes, youth development programmes, mentoring and counselling. We also act as a hub for the community to access a range of other services. 

We are looking for a full-time youth worker to join our team. The youth worker will be an integral member of the team and will:

  • support the design and delivery of the after-school drop in centre, holiday programmes, and other youth development programmes;
  • be responsible for designing and delivering a sport and recreation activation programme for Merivale Community;
  • have opportunities to mentor and support rangatahi one on one that need further ongoing support. 

To be successful in the role you must demonstrate a commitment to biculturalism, inclusivity, and professional practice. You will use your experience in sports and recreation to design and deliver programmes to engage the community in activity. You will be comfortable recruiting and managing volunteers. The desirable candidate will utilise strengths-based models to support the development and growth of tamariki and rangatahi and be flexible and responsive to their needs while being understanding of their contexts. 

Applicants must have: 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Youth or Social Work or working towards one

  • Relevant experience in sport or recreation

  • Recent experience in a youth work role 

  • A passion to work with tamariki and rangatahi 

  • Knowledge of Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 

  • Knowledge of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014

This role is a Core Children's Worker as defined by the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. No candidates with conviction(s) for a specified offence under Schedule 2 of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 will be considered. 

For more information about the role contact 

To apply for the role submit your cover letter and CV by 5pm, 2 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 children?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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