Jobs Listing Branding
Company Real
Location Taupo, Waikato
Listed Fri 9 Feb, 2:51 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference YW Taupo Michelle
We’re looking for a sporty and energised Youth Worker to join our Southern Lakes Real service. If you are passionate about supporting young people to build confidence, resilience and wellbeing, and would like to work with a great team, we want to hear from you.
You will be working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

As a youth worker, you’ll apply your skills, creative ideas and expertise to work collaboratively with team members and partner agencies to get the best outcome for our youth and their families/ whanau. You will support young people in the service to develop life skills and resilience, provide support with practical problem solving, support around daily life skills like homework, cooking and cleaning, supporting outings and schoolwork, and liaising with family/ whanau and other providers.
You’ll work in a supportive and fun team environment and be fully supported by your team coach to be the best youth worker you can be. Making sure your personal wellbeing is thriving is important to us.
In this role, no two days will be the same! You’ll focus on:
• helping the young people you work with to realise their full potential
• mentoring young people with the skills to build strong relationships with friends, whanau and community
• immersing yourself in the community.

Role requirements:
• a certificate in mental health or other relevant NZQA qualification at level 4 or above, or be willing to complete a relevant qualification within 2 years of commencing employment
• a current full New Zealand driver’s licence.
• a current New Zealand first aid certificate, or be prepared to obtain one.

It would be an advantage if you have:
• an understanding of trauma-informed care and experience working with young people and their families

About Real
Real Lakes provide primary mental health and addiction services in the community to people aged between 12 and 20. We believe in the importance of community, connection and relationships - and in the ability of young people to shape their own futures.
We are the youth brand of Pathways, an organisation with more than 25 years’ experience in supporting people with mental illness or addictions in New Zealand. Pathways are committed to healthy lifestyles and actively support a smoke free environment.

The benefits we can offer you
In this role you can look forward to flexible working arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a supportive working environment where you will develop and grow your skill set. All of this while ensuring you are prioritising your wellbeing and having fun.

Applications close: Monday 26 February 2018

This is your chance to work with an organisation that has pioneered change within the mental health sector. To find out more visit

Please contact Michelle Woodfield, Team Coach, on 027 200 8945 if you have any questions.

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Real is supported by Pathways Health Limited, part of the Wise Group. Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke-free environment. Find out more about Real at

**All new appointees into Pathways require background checking. Under the requirements of the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.