Coach – Youth Services

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Waikato

Permanent Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Ref: 21ADHO161

  • 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

About you:

  • 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:

We offer:

  • 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:  

Enquiries to

Applications close:  3 October 2021


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