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Youth Practitioner - Stand Up! & Amplify!

Odyssey has supported thousands of New Zealanders whose lives are affected by alcohol, drug or other addiction challenges. We wholeheartedly believe that everyone living in New Zealand should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, to feel hopeful about their future and to have meaningful relationships with friends and whānau.

We create hopeful and safe spaces for change with opportunities to reflect; learn and connect so that people can move towards a brighter future.

An exciting position has now become available in Odyssey's school-based programme - Stand Up! & Amplify!

This programme takes a developmental approach to engaging with young people whose lives are influenced by alcohol and other drugs. You will be a motivator for positive change and will work in secondary schools with young people. You will support them to identify their own goals for being involved in the programme.

The successful candidate will have:

· A relevant degree level tertiary qualification

· Passion for working with young people and the field of youth development

· An ability to engage with young people

· Experience working with young people in the community

· The ability to work both autonomously and within a team

· The ability to make quick reasoned decisions

· A high degree of flexibility

· A willingness to support young people in many different areas of their life

· The ability to build and maintain networks

· A full, clean driver’s licence

You will be part of a lively team of youth practitioners, with great passion for engaging with young people on their level and supporting them to uncover their potential. You will be supported to work with our clients through on-going professional development and clinical supervision sessions.

In addition, you will facilitate group and individual interventions to support young people to work towards their goals.

Maturity, reliability, honesty and common sense are essential.

Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free organisation. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please also note that Police and Ministry of Social Development clearance checks will be required for this role.

All applicants should include a CV, cover letter and complete the online registration and application forms. For all enquiries please contact Ursula Mochocka on 09 6384957 Ext 727

Closing date: Friday, 25 June 2021