Jobs Listing Branding
Company Oranga Tamariki
Location Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty
Listed Thu 15 Feb, 11:02 am
Type Full time, Contract/Temp
Reference WN34727 26/02
Job ID: 20688

Casual Resource Workers – Bay of Plenty Region

As and when required for short or block assignments

We are a new Ministry committed to putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do and say.

We are seeking casual resource workers in the Bay of Plenty region to provide support services to tamariki and rangatahi. The first type of casual work includes transporting, minding, tracking, escorting, mentoring, and supervised access visits and the second type of casual work is relieving Kaitiaki (caregivers) at Kaupapa Maori Transition homes.

For the first type of casual work the duties include:
  • transporting of children and young people in getting to and from activities or appointments
  • minding – looking after children/young people
  • tracking – one on one monitoring of children/young people who are deemed at risk
  • escorting – with a social worker taking young people to Court, appointments, residential placements
  • mentoring – one on one work with clients assisting them to achieve specific goals
  • supervised access – supervising access between children/young people and their parents/whanau and/or siblings
writing reports.

For this type of casual worker the bulk of the hours will be between the hours of 7.30am and 7.30pm, Monday to Sunday with the flexibility to work outside these hours on occasions. The hourly rate of pay is between $17.10 and $20.10 per hour (in line with the skills and experience you bring).

The second type of casual work is relieving at the Kaupapa Maori Transition homes.

The Kaupapa Maori Transition home is a place of safety where tamariki can get on with life, while we work to transition them to a permanent placement with whanau, hapu or Iwi.

The role of a casual worker in the Kaupapa Maori Transition home is to provide the Kaitiaki (caregivers) respite by looking after up to six tamariki in their care. This relieving role provides guidance, support and care to the tamariki in the home. This is usually a block assignment that can cover a 24 hour period for several days in a row as you will have a live-in role in the home.

The hourly rate of pay for this type of work is a flat rate of $15.75 per hour.

We are looking for people who are able to work well with tamariki who may have challenging behaviours in a caring and responsible way. You will need to have a full, clean driver’s licence and the ability to remain calm under pressure. As these roles work with tamariki and rangatahi you will need to pass police vetting and safety checks (the Clean Slate Act does not apply).

If you want to help improve the lives of tamariki please apply online with your CV and cover letter. Only applications made online will be accepted.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 26 February 2018

For a further discussion about the these roles contact Sarah Mathews on (07) 928 5180 or 029 263 0681