· An opportunity to walk alongside rangatahi and make a difference in their lives!
· Supportive team environment
We are keen to hear from you if you are passionate about walking alongside young people and their whanau, enhancing mana and enjoy working within a faith-based organisation.
We’re a small team with a passion for working with people and making a positive difference in our community. We are looking for someone who cares about the rangatahi in our community and is passionate about helping young people overcome challenges and achieve their goals.
We are a team of social, youth and family workers who are well respected in the Social Services community and who enjoy the opportunities that we have to contribute positively to the community which we work in. As part of Sowers Trust we have been undertaking important social and community work in the East Auckland areas since 1988 and is the community services arm of Howick Community Church. We endeavor to be the holders of hope for those that we walk alongside until they are able to hold that for themselves.
Our youth workers work directly with our rangatahi and their families helping on their journey to achieving their goals. The work is both individual one on one as well as facilitating groups and school or youth programmes. Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and needs and it’s exciting when we can be a positive part of moving positively into the future.
We want to walk with our clients to support and encourage their growth and success and we do everything we can to ensure that our staff are effectively equipped to do that. Therefore, looking after and supporting our team is important to us. We have excellent support structures and our benefits include regular team days, professional development and birthdays off.
To be successful in this role you will have:
– experience working with rangatahi who have come to police or youth justice attention
– resilience and empathy
– ability to connect with a range of young people
– a clean, full drivers licence
– understanding of and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
– have a qualification relevant to youth work
If this is a role that you are excited about then apply online now. Make sure that you include a covering letter telling us why this role is the right one for you.
Your application will include the following questions:
Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
How many years’ experience do you have as a youth worker?
Do you have a current New Zealand driver’s licence?