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Youth Mentors

Youth Mentors

Youth Mentors

Ngā Puhi Iwi Social Services

Closing Date : 28 Mar 2019

The primary purpose of a Youth Mentor is to assist young people (taitamariki) to develop their knowledge and skills so that they are able to confidently participate in to Ao Māori and in the wider world.

This position requires the mentor to be available to work outside normal work hours, travel and mentor taitamariki in need of 1:1 support to reduce their risk of offending / re-offending.  Successful applicants will be expected to have good knowledge and understanding of Ngāpuhitanga and be able to successfully engage with taitamariki/teina, their whānau and their marae communities.


The mentor will be expected, as a component of this role to:

  • Develop, implement and monitor individual plans with taitamariki that cover the period that they are placed with Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services
  • Provide regular 1:1 mentoring
  • Be prepared to lead and facilitate groups of taitamariki participating in programmes run by NISS.
  • Be a strong, supportive team-player.

The ability to develop strong relationships, and engage professionally with other agencies such as Oranga Tamariki, Police, community, education and health agencies will also be required.

If you would like to be considered, please submit your cover letter and CV to  Below is a job description for further information.

Applications close:  Thursday, 28th March 2019 at 5.00 pm.

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