We currently have the following vacancies:
  • Youth Transition Worker

Youth Transition Worker – Christchurch

FULL TIME POSITION – Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2020

Are you a passionate support worker looking for an opportunity to work with young people and make a real difference in their lives? If so, you could be the person we are looking for!

Young people leaving Oranga Tamariki care or a Youth Justice residence face some big challenges. The Transition Support Service has been designed together with young people, and a Transition Worker supports young people as they leave care/residence and allows them the opportunity to successfully transition to adulthood and establish their own independent lives.  You will work with  young adults to develop their goals and vision for the future.

Young people need:

  • responsive, flexible, relationship-based support
  • someone to be there for them
  • persistent support, despite their behaviour and decisions
  • support that can coordinate what they need from their communities/whānau

Young people will have a transition worker to work alongside Oranga Tamariki with them from as early as 15 to 17 yrs, and will be their main support and walk alongside them and maintain regular contact from age 18 to  21 yrs

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have:

  • experience working with youth and young adults (age range 15 – 25 years)
  • strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a small team
  • good computer literacy and the ability to use electronic note keeping systems
  • a clean drivers license and MSD/NZ Police checks
  • a minimum of 3 years working in the community, social, education, justice or health sectors
  • a Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (level 4) or equivalent/higher qualification.
  • a good understanding of cultural values and principle
  • a clean drivers license and MSD/NZ Police checks

How to Apply:

For more information or an application pack, please contact Tania Curtis


Phone: 03 9307101 or 021 281 7742

Applications Close: 12 pm, 14 November 2020

For any information relating to possible future opportunities or if you have general information requests about working for our organisation, please email Tania Curtis (HR Manager) on:

Or if you would like to submit your cv for the above vacancy or to be kept on file for consideration of any future vacancies, please do so via this link: Register interest here 

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