Hours 37.5 flexible hours per week (full-time)
Salary $55,000.00-$60,000.00 annually (negotiable based on qualifications and experience)
About the Department/Operation/Programme
TE KĀPEHU WHETŪ is a programme designed to offer a positive living or flatting environment with both internal support from kaitiaki and external support by kaiārahi. Young adults aged 16-21 who are transitioning out of the ‘care system’ are referred by Oranga Tamariki (under-18 years) or community transition workers (18+). Rangatahi can then choose to apply to flat and those accepted move into a house where both their peers and supportive flatmates (kaitiaki) reside. Kaitiaki are volunteers who receive the same board package as rangatahi and are responsible for upholding the kaupapa of the programme, which includes building a positive flat culture and prioritizing informal learning opportunities. As a kaiārahi you would provide more formal support outside of the flat to encourage a smoother transition to independence, in whatever shape of form this may take for our rangatahi.
About the role/job description
As kaiārahi you are required to walk alongside approximately 5 rangatahi (likely males) as they adjust to flatting life and independence. Our young adults come with different experiences of the care-system and the kaiārahi (with support from kaitiaki and colleagues) assess both strengths and areas for development and mould their role around and through these. It is expected that you will work to maximise a young adult’s strengths and use a positive youth development approach to address their ‘needs’. The difference between Te Kāpehu Whetū and many other young adult development roles is that you have easy access to rangatahi within their own accommodation, while also being able to influence and support the kaitiaki living with them. Connecting with their culture, identity and whanau, focussing on restoration where safe and positive to do so is also a component of the role.
For more information about this role please contact Matt Evans on 0210757575 or by email email@example.com
To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check (where applicable).
Applications close by Thursday March 30, 2023.
The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.