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Foster Carers/Family Teachers - Whangarei/Te Tai Tokerau

Foster Carers/Family Teachers - Whangarei/Te Tai Tokerau

Foster Carers/Family Teachers - Whangarei/Te Tai Tokerau

Youth Horizons Trust

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We are looking for energetic people who are interested in supporting young people ages 12-16 years with some behavioural challenges who need help to get back on the right path.  

The young person will live with you in your home and attend some form of education during the day from 9-3pm typically, unless they are sick or not at school for any reason, or have medical or dental appointments.  Family Teachers are responsible for the day to day needs of the young person living with them as a parent would be. You will be trained in the Teaching Family model which supports you to provide structure and teach the young person the social skills they need for success in life. You’ll literally have the opportunity to turn lives around and support them to achieve great things.  

We offer a comprehensive support package to Family Teachers, including 24/7 on-call support, youth worker support at busy times, one weekend off in four and the active presence of the programme Practice Leader and Clinical Leader.

The position is considered full time one-to-one specialist care and no other children can be living in the home. Our innovative approach combines evidence-based models of practice along with a focus on our core values of Manaakitanga, Wairuatanga, Aroha and Whanaungatanga. 

Youth Horizons is a specialised non-profit organisation providing therapeutic services for young people who have complex and challenging behaviour and/or mental health needs. 

We have an office in Whangarei and our national office is in Auckland. We have over 250 staff and caregivers supporting young people and their families and whānau across Northland, greater Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, Lower North Island and Lower South Island. To find out more about Youth Horizons, visit

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For more information about the position or to apply, please contact Te Ami Henare-Toka at or call 021 457 356.

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