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Resource Assistant Youth Justice – Oranga Tamariki

The Youth Justice Team in Upper South is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic individual who has excellent computer and administration skills and who thrives being part of a dynamic small team. This position demands a wide range of skills from office based to practical ‘hands on’ tasks with young people and an ability to demonstrate they can and are willing to work with Māori.

Youth Consumer Advisor

In this role you can expect to participate on panels to effect policy, advocate nationally/internationally, host events, support others in their advocacy work, and design youth friendly resources. You will engage with District Health Boards, non-governmental organisations, the Mental Health Commission and other youth, either in services, or with those working with youth.

Whanake Youth – Youth Social Worker

Whanake Youth is a Charitable trust whose vision is to ensure all rangatahi/young people in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough region have timely and youth appropriate access to health and well-being services. The role is part time at 20 hours a week, the successful candidate will be working with our youth team in developing and delivering community based projects.

Youth Peer Consumer – Te Roopu Kimiora (1.2FTE, fixed term)

Northland DHB Mental Health and Addiction Services is launching an exciting pilot Hapai te Hauora which will deliver a package of programs supporting rangatahi (young people) in Whangarei to improve their wellbeing and employment outcomes.  There are two part-time Youth Peer Worker positions available that will total 48 hours per week.

Youth Services Coordinator – Mokoia Community Association

We are looking for a youth service coordinator who has a passion for working with youth, and has an understanding of youth development principles. You will have a proven ability to work alongside youth to develop their skills, confidence, leadership, resilience and more. You would provide mentoring to Eastside youth/rangatahi, 12-20 years old, who may need assistance with, for example, engaging in learning, managing whānau dynamics, self esteem/confidence

Youth Peer Support Worker

Ember is a new mental health addiction and intellectual disability group that delivers community based mental health and intellectual disability services in the greater Auckland region. As a Peer Support Worker, you will create meaningful relationships with the young people you work with. 

Kaiwhakahaere – Regional Service Delivery Manager, Wellington

VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai is seeking someone to establish and lead their innovative new service. You’ll be building, establishing, managing and leading a new service and team of Kaiwhakamana led by Kaiārahi from Wellington and the Hutt through to Tairāwhiti including Manawatu, Whanganui, Taranaki and Hawke’s Bay.

YOUth INSPIRE – Youth Advisor

We are seeking a proactive, energetic, creative and passionate Youth Advisor, who is relatable to our young people, who can encourage and support them into education, job related training, or employment. This position will assist in the development and delivery of the YOUth INSPIRE programmes.

Mahitahi Trust – Youth Community Support Worker

We are a kaupapa Māori mental health and addictions provider who is committed to helping individuals and whānau toward wellness through the delivery of Integrated Tikanga Māori services. The role of Community Support Worker is to provide children and young people with increased opportunities, support to access services, to develop or redevelop skills, build confidence and reconnect with their community.

Advisor/Senior Advisor – Development, Monitoring and Investigations

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has an exciting opportunity for an Advisor or Senior Advisor to join our committed and dynamic Development, Monitoring and Investigations Team. We are seeking candidates with a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, with a professional practice background or evidence of equivalent experience relating to children’s safety, care and wellbeing.

Support Worker – Gender Diverse Youth & Whānau

RainbowYOUTH are seeking someone to fill this newly created role, providing peer support to gender diverse youth and whānau across the wider Auckland region. Supporting whānau will include whānau with children under 12, who are gender diverse or questioning their gender. We are looking for someone who is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of gender diverse youth, children, and whānau.

Taiohi Ora Youth Wellness Clinician

Tui Ora is a holistic, kaupapa Māori organisation, providing a range of services to people in Taranaki. They are seeking someone to provide a community-based primary mental health service for youth aged 12-18 years, and their whānau, that is strengths-based and resilience oriented, based in South Taranaki.

Barnardos – Youth Worker: Shift Team Leader

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced people leader in this full-time (40 hours/per week as rostered) leadership role.  The role leads a team of Residential Youth Workers who together effectively implement the integrated model of treatment, maintain residential routines and engage high complex needs youth in programmes and educational activities.

Transition Support Service Youth Worker

Challenge 2000 is a Wellington-based youth development agency which has served young people and their families for 31 years. We are seeking a Transition Support Service youth worker to join our team. The Transition Support worker’s role is to provide a more gradual and supported transition for young people from the care of Oranga Tamariki, to help them get a good start to their adult lives.

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