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Residential Administrator

Full time
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Permanent, Full Time, Palmerston North


Do you want to apply your administrative skills to a role that supports better outcomes for young people in Aotearoa?


We currently have a vacancy for a Residential Administrator at our Youth Justice Residence 'Te Au rere a te Tonga'. In this varied role, you will assist with the day to day tasks associated with the reception and administration functions for the site.


Mō mātou | About us

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey

Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised.  We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

As part of the multidisciplinary team, the Residential Administrator role provides a comprehensive range of administrative services that support, enable and enhance workplace operations. 


Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring

Key requirements of the role include: 

  • Proven experience in office administration and customer service
  • A high level of competence in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong relationship building skills and experience dealing with members of the public
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective organisation, planning and time management skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, use your initiative and a sense of humour!
  • A clean, current full driver's license is required


Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you

Oranga Tamariki offer an impartial remuneration package, that offers progression annually for experience through tenure. We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi. 


Applications close: 19 July 2022


Me pēhea te tuku tono  | How to Apply
Apply online with your CV and Covering Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you apply with a log in using your Oranga Tamariki email address. If you have any questions about role, please contact


At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our kaimahi and the tamariki and whānau we support. Many of our roles require our kaimahi to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in line with the COVID-19 Public Health response 2021 and in accordance with Oranga Tamariki's Vaccination Policy. As an employee with Oranga Tamariki you may also be asked to undertake COVID-19 tests during your employment. We will require evidence of your vaccination status or a valid exemption if it is required for the position you have applied for.

If you have any questions around whether vaccination is required for this role please contact