9 May 2022

Casual Resource Worker

Oranga Tamariki – Posted by HainesAttractBalclutha, Otago, New Zealand

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Oranga Tamariki

Job Description

Join our casual kaimahi/staff team in Gore and choose the hours that work for you! You will be part of a passionate, fun, and supportive team, carrying out meaningful work and making a difference where you can. If you passionate and committed to providing support to Aotearoa, New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi and helping them to reach their best potential, then this could be the opportunity for you.

About us – Mō mātou

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do.

In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey

About the role – Mō te tūnga

The purpose of this position is to undertake paid casual work as Resource Workers with clients of Oranga Tamariki. All work will be undertaken on a short-term contract basis and regular work is not guaranteed. Decisions regarding the allocation of tasks will be made by the key social worker in consultation with their supervisor.

Duties include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Supervising community work
  • Working one-on-one with clients assisting them to achieve specific goals
  • Escorting our young people to Oranga Tamariki residencies and other placements
  • Support work at Family Homes
  • Providing transport for the site and assisting with supervision
  • Attending family court where necessary to provide possible evidence in relation to Oranga Tamariki clients

What you will bring – Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu

To be successful in this role, you will need to have experience of working with disaffected, disengaged and/or challenging tamariki and rangatahi and their whānau. You will need to have great engagement skills, can overcome barriers to engagement and are comfortable working in difficult and challenging environment.

Given the challenges of this work, this is not a 9am to 5pm role. Evening and weekend work will be required and, if needed, support for tasks across the site.

You should have the following:

  • Having a desire and willingness to understand and meet or exceed clients’ expectations
  • The ability to clearly convey thoughts and ideas effectively, listening, interpreting, formulating, and delivering verbal, non-vernal, written and/or electronic messages
  • You will need the ability to interact with and develop effective working relationships with a wide range of people in different situations
  • The desire to show cultural sensitivity, awareness and understanding of diversity
  • Capability to act in an honest, ethical, and professional manner

Full driver’s licence required

How to Apply

How to apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you register or login using your work email address. For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through, any questions about the role, please contact info_recruit@ot.govt.nz Applications close on Monday, 23 May 2022. Oranga Tamariki is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role. We also support flexible working arrangements.

Job Types: Casual.

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