Support Workers

at Ministry for Children
Published July 3, 2023
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Admin and Clerical  
Job Type Part-time  
$23.65 per hour


Support Workers Ministry for Children location Auckland. $23.65 per hour.

Make a difference for tamariki, rangatahi and their whanau. Join a supportive team who has each other's backs every step of the way. Based across Tamaki Makaurau. We're offering an hourly rate of $23.65ph. Several casual vacancies available.

Are you driven to make a difference for tamaiti tane and their whanau? At Oranga Tamariki we are dedicated to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of everything we do and say. All tamariki and rangatahi deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard and be surrounded by loving whanau. We are on a journey to ensure it happens.

We are seeking multiple Casual Tamariki & Rangatahi Support Workers to join our pool of Resource Workers, which services the various communities within Tamaki Makaurau. You will play an important part in a very rewarding role.

About the role ideal candidates for this role are strong, assertive individuals who are driven to making a difference to our tamariki and rangatahi. This role can sometimes see you facing some difficult situations so it's important for us to hire the right candidates who have a calm demeanor, patience when faced with potentially challenging behaviour, and understanding of the needs of tamariki and rangatahi.

The mahi you do will vary depending on the needs at the time, but could include the following transport tamariki and rangatahi to school, appointments, activities, and respite. Minding tamariki and rangatahi when they are not with their whanau. Weekend work and hours outside of core business hours may be required, and travel may on occasion require you to stay overnight.

Support, mentor and walk alongside our tamariki and rangatahi during their journey with us. You may assist Social Workers if the need arises. Supervising tamariki and rangatahi visits at a variety of venues with parents, whanau and/or siblings, and writing observational reports for the social worker.

What you will bring flexibility to work varying hours during the week and weekends, and to changing priorities. People skills, patience, and an ability to see past what someone might be struggling with and an empathy for tamariki and rangatahi. Experience with tamariki and rangatahi who may have complex needs (Behavioural, Trauma, ADHD, Autism, FASD to name a few).

Exhibit discretion and be able to earn the trust of tamariki, rangatahi, whanau and other staff. Demonstrate tolerance and understanding. Excellent verbal & written communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience, be able to prepare an accurate, understandable, and useable report or incident record to social workers.

Always show a high degree of consistency in behaviour and act as a clear and positive role model, generating confidence and commitment of others through his/her own ethical conduct. The ability to work in New Zealand, hold a clean current driver's licence. An understanding and appreciation of cultural issues and concerns in particular, Tikanga Maori & Pacific Island cultures.

What's in it for you we are a small, vibrant, and strong team, and we offer training and professional development so that you can develop and grow. We welcome diversity and we work in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.

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