YCD are on the look for 4 Kaimahi Rangatahi/youth workers.

Position Overview:

As a Kaimahi Rangatahi/Youth Worker at YCD (Youth and Cultural Development). Our mission is to guide and Tautoko Taiohi/young people on a journey of self-discovery, where they can develop their strengths, and ultimately reach their full potential. 

Key Responsibilities:

Youth Support and Development:

  • Provide one-on-one or group support to taiohi, utilizing Strengths based approach and the principles of Te Whare Tapa Wha model.
  • Empower Taiohi to identify and nurture their strengths.
  • Support Taiohi to build, strengthen and maintain connections with whānau, hapu, iwi and broader network of supportive adults.
  • Facilitate opportunities for Taiohi to develop positive peer networks.
  • Respond to Taiohi’s immediate needs in a crisis and escalate to appropriate supports / services where required.

Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusivity:

  • Embrace and honour the identity and heritage of Taiohi we are working with. 
  • Create an inclusive environment where all Taiohi feel a deep sense of belonging and connection.
  • A commitment to Te Tiriti and collaborate with Taiohi, Kaumatua, Whanau, Hapu and Iwi to ensure culturally appropriate support.

Member of Rerenga Nga Awa:

  • Actively participate in Rerenga Nga Awa, Youth Workers Collective, 
  • Attend collective meetings, workshops, and training sessions to remain informed about best practices in youth work.
  • Collaborate with fellow youth workers to address common challenges and share resources.

Qualifications and Skills for the role:

  • A relevant degree or qualification in youth work, social work, or a related field.
  • Profound cultural competency and an understanding of Te Tiriti, Kaupapa Māori principles and the Te Whare Tapa Wha model.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with a proven ability to establish trust and rapport with Taiohi.
  • A passion for guiding and supporting Taiohi on their journey.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Have Sound Health
  • Non-judgmental
  • A clean full driver’s license
  • Pass Ministry and police checks.
  • a current first aid certificate

If you think you fit the above and are passionate about making a difference, please send through your CV and a cover letter to fredw@ycd.co.nz.


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