Coach – Youth Services
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
Permanent Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
- Make a difference in this lives of our rangatahi!
- Connect with rangatahi to identify their aspirations and create pathways of success
- Guide, support and walk alongside rangatahi to reach their potential
- Work in an environment guided by Māori principles and values
About the role:
Youth Services is an MSD funded service delivered by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in specific geographic areas of Waikato. We provide one on one and group support and guidance to rangatahi who are:
(1) Not in Education Training or Employment (NEET) to engage in education, training, or work-based learning; and/or
(2) Receiving Youth Payment or Young Parent Payment.
We have a vacancy for a Coach – Youth Services who will provide a professional, high quality range of support, engagement, delivery and services to rangatahi referred by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).
The successful candidate will:
- Mentor, guide and provide intensive support to help ensure rangatahi can set goals for themselves to achieve sustainable education, training or work-based learning/employment
- Carry out individual needs assessments and develop individualised plans to achieve overall wellbeing along with realistic educational, training and employment goals
- You have a Bachelor in Social Work, Education, Psychology, or similar and 4+ years’ experience working with rangatahi in an education, social services or similar type role;
- You will be an engager, someone who can connect with rangatahi and co-create pathways of success;
- You are highly proficient at building and managing complex relationships;
- You are a supportive, collaborative team player that can drive team targets and organisational objectives;
- You will also possess excellent relationship management skills and easily work across community, education, and social service providers;
- You have a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and are a fast learner of operational systems and databases;
- You have a good understanding of te reo Māori phrases, mihi and greetings and of Māori values, culture and tikanga.
A full driver’s licence is essential as travel within the Waikato area is a requirement of the role.
This position is classed as a Core Worker and will need to pass a safety check, inclusive of Police Vetting, under the Children’s Act 2014.
Why you should apply:
- A kaupapa Māori organisation that is inclusive, nurturing and encourages kaimahi (staff) success
- On-going professional learning and development
- A friendly and supportive team environment
- Competitive remuneration and benefits including Southern Cross medical insurance
How to apply:
Please register and apply on our Jobs Site: https://twoa.careercentre.net.nz/
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close: 3 October 2021