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Residential Night Attendant - Dunedin

Full time
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • Permanent position
  • Full time hours working nights Rostered Shifts 10:00pm to 6.30am

We have an opportunity to join our team as a Residential Night Attendant based Puketai, our Care & Protection Residence in Dunedin.

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

We are seeking a Residential Night Attendant to provide supervision of young people within the residence and to ensure security overnight.

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children operates four Care and Protection residences across New Zealand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for young people aged 8 to 17 years. Our residences are strongly focussed on achieving positive change in young people through education, skill development, therapeutic interventions, vocational and employment programmes with the goal of positive integration back into the community.

The tamariki who come to Puketai require a safe nurturing environment where we can work together to help them make positive change at what is often a critical point in their lives. Their needs can be complex, and so are the journeys that brought them here.

If you are interested in working night shifts and are you able to work under pressure and maintain a positive outlook, demonstrate resilience, maturity, reliability, honesty and common-sense and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Then we hope to hear from you!

Mō te tūnga | About the role
We are looking for a motivated and energetic person with previous experience in working with youth to join our team of Night Attendants.

As a Residential Night Attendant, you will be part of a team that is responsible for providing safe care for young people, security of property during the night and general administrative and household activities.

The position is full time 40 hours per week working over a 3 weekly roster which will include some weekends and public holidays.  This is a night awake position.

Mōu | About you
• A full clean NZ drivers' license is essential
• Meet the Children's Act safety checking and our vetting requirements
• A valid visa - New Zealand residency or citizenship
• Be a strong team player and positive role model
• Have experience in working rostered shifts/night shifts
• Demonstrate initiative and sound judgement, with an ability to 'think on your feet'
• Be self-directed in work practices
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• A Good level of computer literacy
• Experience in social services, including working with at-risk children or youth is preferred, but not essential

Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you
Oranga Tamariki offer an impartial remuneration package starting at $51,281 per annum, including 30% penal allowance on top of this base salary that offers progression annually for experience through tenure. We offer a vibrant and supportive team, 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.

To see all the benefits of working for Oranga Tamariki, please visit

How to apply?
Apply online with your CV and Cover Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you register or login using your work email address. For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site, please do not email through applications and/or CVs.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact

Applications Close: 19th November 2023

If you are interested in any of our vacancies, please ensure that you make yourself familiar with our code of conduct as it sets out our expectations for our kaimahi and requires you to present at work free from the influences of both drugs and alcohol.