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Family Home Caregivers


Oranga Tamariki, Porirua

Closing Date : 24 Sep 2018

Job ID: 25688

  • Are you able to make a positive difference in children and young people’s lives?
  • This is a live-in position in our Porirua family home, rent free with allowances 
  • If you're a couple, this maybe perfect for you

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children supports children and young people in New Zealand. We work to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes for New Zealand's tamariki. In everything we do, the wellbeing and best interests of children are paramount. The voices of our tamariki and rangatahi underpin our service design and operations.

Family homes are places of safety where tamariki can get on with life while we work to find them a permanent loving home, either with their whānau or in their community. Family Home Caregivers reside in the Oranga Tamariki family home.

As a Family Home Caregiver, you will run the home as a family household. This involves managing the home budget and be skilled in taking care of children and young people with a range of different needs. You will be part of a specialised team of Support Workers who provide wrap around services for each young person in the family home.

These kids can be fun and rewarding to be with. However, because of their past experiences, their behaviours can sometimes be extremely challenging. We seek people who have the confidence and competence in managing and supporting tamariki. The right candidate needs to have good verbal and written skills, excellent listening and observation skills with a calm and professional manner as well as be a positive role model for these kids. A demonstrated understanding of Māori culture and a capacity to represent Oranga Tamariki is also needed.

Oranga Tamariki will provide rent-free accommodation, a variety of allowances, training, support and holiday leave.

To be successful as a Family Home Caregiver, you will need:

  • Resilience and compassion.
  • To bring energy and commitment whilst being resourceful and able to work as part of a team.
  • To be willing to receive on-going specialised training and social work support.
  • To be passionate about wanting to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people.

This is a rewarding opportunity to use your life experiences and develop specialised skills.

How to apply: 

Internal employees – please apply through your MyHR portal at work. This will make sure your application comes through as internal.

External candidates including MSD employees - please apply by clicking the apply button . Please note only online applications will be accepted. 

If you have any questions about the role please contact Petri Le Roux on (04) 894 5341 or Petri.LeRoux@ot.govt.nz 

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Applications close: 23 September 2018.

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