Youth Transition – Rangatahi Mentor

Full time

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust provides a range of free services for
tamariki, rangatahi and whānau in the Waimakariri and Hurunui.

This unique role offers an empowering and gradual approach for rangatahi transitioning from Oranga Tamariki care, where they can determine their own pathway to independence and adulthood. This role also involves assistance in developing skills and knowledge over time with a focus on building and strengthening a network of support, which can endure into their futures.

Ideal candidate attributes:

  • Trained social worker, youth worker or professional in health, teaching, or human services.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency, knowledge, and skill in te reo Māori, Te Tiriti ō Waitangi honouring and Pasifika protocols.
  • The ability to build rapport and trust with rangatahi and whānau.
  • The ability to build and maintain positive relationships with professionals to support access to services for rangatahi.
  • An understanding of trauma informed and youth development approaches.
  • An understanding of disability, mental health, substance abuse and the impact these can have on a young person’s life.
  • An understanding of the unique nature of working in a rural setting

We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We embrace different ways of thinking, living and working, because we believe diversity benefits us all. It makes our capabilities even stronger. We encourage all our people to feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work and we strive for a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Applications will only be accepted by emailing your completed Application form, cover letter and CV to:

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust

Applications close: 5pm, Sunday 3rd September 2023