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Kaiwhakamana - Youth Workers, Social Workers, Advocates

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Job Listing Date
14 Jan 2020
Location
Wellington, Wellington Central
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Kaiwhakamana - Youth Workers, Social Workers, Advocates

Kia Ora
  • Advocate for the rights of children and young people
  • Independent, non-government organisation
  • Lower North Island regional role based in Wellington

VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai stands for Voice of the Young and Care Experienced – Listen to Me. We are a voice from children and young people in care, not an adult voice for them.

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 unique organisation established by and for care-experienced young people. We are an independent organisation that works outside of the care system, a bit like a union for the rights of young people in care.

Our whakamana (advocacy) work directly impacts the lives of individual children and young people as well as informing and influencing how the State care system works or will work in future.

We are looking for passionate and dedicated people who want to make real change. You will be a champion for the rights of children and young people. You understand how important it is for children and young people to be powerful in their own lives.   

We are ideally looking for someone who can support our young Tane. You will have a strong understanding of tikanga Māori and proficiency in te reo is a huge plus. You will also need to have a professional qualification in youth work, social work or a related field.

You will have experience working with children and/or young people and you know how to build relationships with them. You are able to build trust and follow through on what you say you will do. You are courageous in the face of difficulty and a fierce advocate for the voices of children and young people.

You will be visiting children and young people in their communities and residences and will need to flexible about your availability to meet with them and others in their lives. This will likely mean some evening and weekend work. You will also be expected to travel across the Lower North Island region. You'll need a full Driver’s Licence.

You can view the position description here: http://bit.ly/Kaiwhakamana 

If this sounds like you, please apply with your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience. Applications via Seek only please.

For questions please email kirsten.smith@voyce.org.nz

Applications close Wednesday 12 February 2020.  

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.
  • Advocate for the rights of children and young people
  • Independent, non-government organisation
  • Lower North Island regional role based in Wellington

VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai stands for Voice of the Young and Care Experienced – Listen to Me. We are a voice from children and young people in care, not an adult voice for them.

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 unique organisation established by and for care-experienced young people. We are an independent organisation that works outside of the care system, a bit like a union for the rights of young people in care.

Our whakamana (advocacy) work directly impacts the lives of individual children and young people as well as informing and influencing how the State care system works or will work in future.

We are looking for passionate and dedicated people who want to make real change. You will be a champion for the rights of children and young people. You understand how important it is for children and young people to be powerful in their own lives.   

We are ideally looking for someone who can support our young Tane. You will have a strong understanding of tikanga Māori and proficiency in te reo is a huge plus. You will also need to have a professional qualification in youth work, social work or a related field.

You will have experience working with children and/or young people and you know how to build relationships with them. You are able to build trust and follow through on what you say you will do. You are courageous in the face of difficulty and a fierce advocate for the voices of children and young people.

You will be visiting children and young people in their communities and residences and will need to flexible about your availability to meet with them and others in their lives. This will likely mean some evening and weekend work. You will also be expected to travel across the Lower North Island region. You'll need a full Driver’s Licence.

You can view the position description here: http://bit.ly/Kaiwhakamana 

If this sounds like you, please apply with your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience. Applications via Seek only please.

For questions please email kirsten.smith@voyce.org.nz

Applications close Wednesday 12 February 2020.  

The application form will include these questions:
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?

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