Do you want to do more for Kiwi kids?

If so, you may be exactly who we're looking for.

At Barnardos, we're passionate about making a real difference in the lives of Kiwi kids. We have over 60 years' experience helping New Zealand tamariki and whānau be the best they can.

Our trained, experienced and passionate staff work with more than 100,000 children and families in communities across Aotearoa every year. They ensure that children receive the care, support and education they deserve — and you can too. 

We provide family support and early childhood education to Kiwi families and intensive social support to those most in need. Standing behind our frontline staff is a dedicated corporate services team — including fundraising, marketing, human resources, finance and IT.

 

Why choose Barnardos?

Because at the end of each day, you'll know you’ve made a real difference in the lives of Kiwi kids up and down New Zealand. And when someone asks what your job is, you can truly say "I do more for Kiwi kids."

 

How to apply

Check out our current vacancies below. When you see one you're keen on, click Apply.

You'll need to complete and sign a Candidate Declaration form and attach it to your application.

Early learning & childcare

Become a Home Based Educator

All regions

Change a child's future

We have exceptional career opportunities for passionate individuals to join our team of in-home early learning educators enabling the potential of Kiwi kids.

If you are committed to children’s learning and development and can provide a safe, nurturing environment in your home for up to 4 children aged under 5 then we would be interested in talking to you.

Join a purpose-driven team

Barnardos is a not-for-profit organisation committed to doing more to protect, support and educate New Zealand tamariki and their whānau/families. Our education arm, Barnardos Early Learning, offers home- and centre-based early learning programmes for under 5s designed to meet the needs of our local communities. We support educators to use Te Whāriki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum.

Feel supported

We encourage and support our educators to learn and succeed by providing

  • regular visits & support from qualified early childhood teachers
  • educational support and training
  • professional development
  • educational resources
  • being part of a caring, skilled team of professionals.

What it takes

To be an in-home educator, you need a

  • home and personal background that meets our robust health and safety requirements
  • desire to make every moment a teachable one
  • passion for nurturing, inspiring and delighting children in your care
  • commitment to creating lifelong learners
  • willingness to connect with parents as partners in their child's education
  • background or experience working with children.

Find out more

Visit our Barnardos Early Learning website and our dedicated Careers page for more information and to hear what our wonderful Educators have to say about being a Home Based Educator with Barnardos. 

Or take action today

If you see a future as part of a supportive, caring community of teachers, educators and parents, while still having the freedom to run your own business caring and educating under 5s, take action. Do more now for the future of our nation’s children — the tamariki of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Apply now

Casual Early Learning Centre Teacher (South Island)

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic teachers–in–training or certified teachers to work in our community–based centres in the South Island.

We have centres in:

  • Kaikōura
  • Christchurch
  • Oamaru
  • Cromwell
  • Invercargill

Our centres are dynamic, innovative and committed to providing high–quality care for all families and children and for the wider community.

About you

  • You have a positive “can do” attitude .
  • You are qualified, or working towards a qualification and fully certificated, with a current first aid certificate.
  • You have initiative, desire and passion for quality practice standards and commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki.
  • You have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills and a desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whanau and families.

Why work for us?

  • An opportunity to grow your career with educational assistance and financial support to retain (or gain) your full certification.
  • Thought–provoking professional development and dedicated professional time.
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and whanau in Aotearoa.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā — our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.

Download the job description (PDF 1,115 KB)

For more information, email christine.rodda@barnardos.org.nz

 

Educator - Early Learning (Wellington)

Closes 8 July

Educators and Teachers at Barnardos work in partnership with parents and whānau to encourage children’s curiosity, learning and development. You will help to assess, plan and implement a curriculum to infants, toddlers and young children that reflects current approaches to effective teaching and learning.

Download the position description (PDF 1,090KB)

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National Business Manager (Auckland or Wellington)

Closes 17 June

The National Business Manager will lead effective business improvement and support functions for Barnardos Early Learning - Centres and Home Based Networks. The role will lead three teams that provide business support, customer-facing consultancy and administration functions to the wider business group.

Download the position description (PDF 1,300KB)

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Teacher - Early Learning (Christchurch)

Closes 21 June

Due to growth in our Centre, we have a fantastic opportunity for a qualified, enthusiastic and passionate early learning teacher.

We offer an inclusive learning programme that celebrates the different cultures and the diverse community.

Apply now

Teacher - Early Learning (Christchurch)

Closes 28 June

We are looking for that special teacher to fit well within our community-focused philosophy and be able to work 32.5 hrs/pw, between 8am and 5:30pm to provide parental leave cover fixed term from 12 August 2019.

Our Centre is well resourced, dynamic and committed to providing high-quality education and care for all tamariki, whānau, and the wider community.

Download the position description (PDF 1,115KB)

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Teacher - Early Learning (Henderson, Auckland)

Closes 27 June

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full qualified and registered Teacher to join our West Auckland team based in Henderson.

We offer an inclusive learning programme that celebrates the different cultures and the diverse community.

Download the position description (PDF 1,115KB)

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Teacher - Early Learning (Mangere, Auckland)

Closes 27 June

Due to growth in our Centre, we have multiple opportunities available in our Mangere Early Learning centre for fully quailfied and enthusiastic, early learning Teachers.

We offer an inclusive learning programme that celebrates the different cultures and the diverse community.

Download the position description (PDF 1,115KB)

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Teacher - Early Learning (Turua)

Closes 10 July

An opportunity has arisen at our Turua Early Learning centre for a fully quailfied and enthusiastic, under two's Teacher. We offer an inclusive learning programme that celebrates the different cultures and the diverse community. You will need to be nuturing, loving and passionate about working with under two's.

Download the position description (PDF 1,115KB)

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Teacher - Early Learning (Wellington)

Closes 8 July

We are looking for an experienced and fully certificated qualified teacher to join our team at Barnardos Early Learning Wellington Central, to work in partnership with parents and whānau and our team to encourage children’s curiosity, learning and development.

Download the position description (PDF 1,115KB)

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Visiting Teacher (Napier)

Closes 21 June

You will work with home-based Educators providing professional induction, training and leadership to ensure high quality learning and care for tamariki.

This full-time, permanent role is an exciting opportunity for you to develop and grow a network of home-based educators in the Napier region.

Visiting Teachers also promote Barnardos’ early learning services to families and whānau in their region and assist with promotional activities and strategic business development.

Download the position description (PDF 1,300KB)

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Visiting Teacher (Palmerston North)

Closes 20 June

You will work with home-based Educators providing professional induction, training and leadership to ensure high quality learning and care for tamariki.

This full-time, permanent role is an exciting opportunity for you to develop and grow a network of home-based educators in the Manawatu/Wanganui region.

Visiting Teachers also promote Barnardos’ early learning services to families and whānau in their region and assist with promotional activities and strategic business development.

Download the position description (PDF 1,221KB)

Apply now

Child & family services

Casual Residential Youth Workers (Christchurch)

We are looking for suitably qualified and/or experienced Residential Youth Workers to provide casual relief support (day shifts and night shifts), which sometimes is requested at short notice at Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi, a residential treatment facility based in Christchurch, managed by Barnardos.

Shift times are:

  • 6.30am to 3pm
  • 2.00pm to 10.30pm
  • 10.30pm to 6.30am.

The facility is the only one of its kind in New Zealand, which accommodates males aged 12–16 years who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour. The facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing treatment, education and residential care for up to 12 residents at any one time.

Working in a residential treatment environment can be challenging but it is also rewarding. The role of a casual Residential Youth Worker is to support youth to make positive changes in their lives. If you thrive on variety, a challenge and enjoy flexible working conditions, then a role like this could be ideal for you.

To be successful you will need:

  • experience and skills working with youth in a residential setting (highly desirable)
  • a formal qualification in human services (or currently studying towards one) is highly desirable
  • a current full driver’s licence (required)
  • passion for working with youth, and a belief that young people deserve the opportunity to grow and learn
  • professional integrity
  • resilience and dedication.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā — our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.

If you believe you have the knowledge, skills and attitude and are prepared to work hard then we would be interested to hear from you. 

Download the job description (PDF 383KB)

For more information, email alison.rance@barnardos.org.nz

To apply email your CV and cover letter to alison.rance@barnardos.org.nz

Children's Contact Coordinator (Christchurch)

Closes 25 June

A Children’s Contact Coordinator coordinates all aspects of our service that provides active supervision by Barnardos staff, during a contact visit between a child and their visiting parent.

The Contact Coordinator plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the child has a physically and emotionally safe environment during the supervised parent contact sessions.

Download the position description (PDF 1,385KB)

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Clinician (Christchurch)

Closes 30 June

As a result of an internal promotion, Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi at Barnardos NZ is now seeking a Clinician to join the Clinical team providing quality assessment and therapeutic support to young people.

Download the position description (PDF 1,225KB)

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Coordinator - Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters HIPPY (Auckland)

Closes 3 July

Barnardos is the provider for the Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) in the Massey community. The programme prepares tamariki/children for school. Great Potentials Foundation supports this with access to the HIPPY curriculum which assists parents to become the child's first teacher - particularly where there have been challenges with other early childhood education.

The HIPPY Coordinator leads a team of Tutors to deliver the Programme, and is responsible for ensuring continued recruitment and retention of families. The work is rewarding and fits with Barnardos vision to make New Zealand a better, safer, happier place for kiwi kids. This is a Fixed term role until 21st December 2019.

Download the position description (PDF 1,060KB)

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Domestic Violence Programme Coordinator

Closes 28 June

Barnardos runs domestic violence safety programmes for children, young people, and adult women who are living with, or have experienced, domestic violence. The aim is to reduce the rate of family harm.

Download the position description (PDF 1,400KB)

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Family Start Worker (New Plymouth)

Closes 3 July

As a Family Start worker you will be delivering a home visiting programme which is focussed on improving young children’s health, family/whānau circumstances, environment and safety.

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Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (New Plymouth)

Closes 23 June

Barnardos and the Ministry of Education deliver the intensive wraparound service which works with children/young people who have complex behavioural needs (which may include intellectual impairment). You will be working with the child/young person and family/whanau to engage them in the IWS process and support them in the IWS team to develop and monitor plans.

This a full-time permanent role working throughout Taranaki but based in our New Plymouth office. It can be challenging work but is also extremely rewarding. It's a vital part of our work to make New Zealand a better, safer, happier place for Kiwi kids.

Download the position description (PDF 1,339KB)

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Kaimanaaki Whānau Worker (Auckland)

Closes 19 June

Te Korowai Mokopuna project is a partnership between Barnardos New Zealand and Save the Children New Zealand.

We have established Family Centres attached to Barnardos early learning centres. The Family Centres have been set up to advocate for positive change at an individual and community level by making health, education and social services more accessible and less stigmatised for vulnerable children and their whānau.

By providing responsive wraparound support and outreach with social, educational and health issues that arise, the project will ensure that children living in vulnerable families have their needs met, are able to participate in their local community and ultimately, reach their potential.

For the position description please email lesley.macken@Barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Kairahi - Cultural Advisor (Christchurch)

Closes 21 June

• Provide cultural leadership, advice & support

• Develop and maintain key relationships with external agencies, staff, young people & whānau

• Advise on staff training and developmental needs, and facilitate staff training on culturally appropriate support

Download the position description (PDF 1,285KB)

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Social Worker (Auckland)

Closes 2 July

The Paiheretanga Whānau Service is a fantastic opportunity to help build safe, stable and stronger family environments.

As a Social Worker within this service, you will work with families to develop resilience, attachment, positive parenting and behaviour management strategies as well as appropriate boundaries, routines and household management skills.

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