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Youth Community Support Worker

Te mahi tūranga - About the role

This role of Youth Community Support Worker is to provide children and young people with increased opportunities, support to access services, to develop or redevelop skills, build confidence and reconnect with their community. You will work with whanau and equip them with the resources to support better choices and decision-making.

This role falls under the Pay Equity Settlement for Mental Health Support Workers.

Ngā pūkenga, ngā tohu ōu - What you will need

  • An engaging and positive personality
  • Excellent listening and observation skills.
  • Have a passion working with Youth/ Rangatahi
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Positive role model
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • A non-judgmental attitude
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Initiative and leadership qualities
  • Ethical practice and the ability to maintain professional boundaries.
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Me toka pūmau ēnei - Applicants MUST have

  • Minimum Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognized equivalent or be willing to complete study towards this qualification.
  • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
  • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
  • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.