Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mō mātou | About us
Our tamariki and rangatahi deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard, and be surrounded by loving whānau. At Oranga Tamariki, we're on a journey to ensure that it happens. We are leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma-informed, and effective for all cultures. Our ultimate goal is to provide tamariki and rangatahi who come into our care with the best possible opportunities to achieve positive change and turn their lives around.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
Do you want to be part of a team who make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people every day? If the answer is 'yes', we have a rewarding opportunity for you at Oranga Tamariki- Ministry for Children.
We are looking for people to join our pool of casual staff. Casual Residential Workers are called on to cover for our care team. The position forms part of a casual pool of staff that provides cover as and when required.
Residences provide a safe and secure environment, while providing both individual and group programmes for tamariki. Programmes focus on individual change and growth through specialist education services, programmes targeted to individual needs, clinical services, cultural programmes and physical activities.
We help tamariki transition into education, training, or employment, and to a safe and stable living arrangement when they leave our care. Residential Workers can and do make a significant difference in the lives of at-risk tamariki. They provide day-to-day role-modelling, mentoring, support, and coordinated activities for the rangatahi in our care.
Our residential services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a variety of shifts available. We provide programmes for children and young people aged from 10 to 18 years.
We are seeking interest from people who have excellent interpersonal skills and are highly creative and motivated. You will need high levels of resilience and flexibility, and a passion for working with youth.
Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring:
• Be a strong team player and positive role model.
• Be flexible and able to work rostered shifts.
• Able to meet the Vulnerable Children's Act safety checking and Ministry vetting requirements.
• Demonstrate initiative and sound judgement, with an ability to 'think on your feet'.
• Have experience developing rapport with young people.
• Be self-directed in work practices.
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and good computer literacy.
• Have a minimum requirement of a current work visa.
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 Info_recruit@ot.govt.nz
Applications Close: 30th 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.