Youth Mentors

The primary purpose of a Youth Mentor is to assist young people (taitamariki) to develop their knowledge and skills so that they are able to confidently participate in to Ao Māori and in the wider world.

This position requires the mentor to be available to work outside normal work hours, travel and mentor taitamariki in need of 1:1 support to reduce their risk of offending / re-offending.  Successful applicants will be expected to have good knowledge and understanding of Ngāpuhitanga and be able to successfully engage with taitamariki/teina, their whānau and their marae communities.

Expectations:

The mentor will be expected, as a component of this role to:

  • Develop, implement and monitor individual plans with taitamariki that cover the period that they are placed with Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services
  • Provide regular 1:1 mentoring
  • Be prepared to lead and facilitate groups of taitamariki participating in programmes run by NISS.
  • Be a strong, supportive team-player.

The ability to develop strong relationships, and engage professionally with other agencies such as Oranga Tamariki, Police, community, education and health agencies will also be required.

For more information, click here to download the job description.

If you would like to be considered, please submit your cover letter and CV to hr@ngapuhi.org.

Applications close: Thursday, 28th March 2019 at 5.00pm.


Attendance Adviser

The Tai Tokerau Attendance Service (TTAS) works with young people aged 6 to 16 years who are at risk of disengaging from education.  The Attendance Service supports these young people and their whānau to re-engage.

We are looking for a passionate Adviser based in Whangārei. You will be energetic and dedicated to working with young people and their whānau, and schools in the Whangārei area.

The successful applicant will have a good understanding of the schooling systems and processes, and the different education options available.  It is desired that you have established networks and the ability to relate well to young people, whānau, school staff and other agencies. The Whangārei Advisor role is for 40 hours per week and a fixed-term until December 2020.  Your own transport is essential.

For more information, click here to download the job description.

If you would like to be considered, please submit your cover letter and CV to hr@ngapuhi.org.

Applications close: Friday, 29th March 2019 at 5.00 pm.