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

Assistant Centre Manager (Mangere)

Applications close Friday 17 August

Are you looking for the next step in your career, or are you already an experienced Assistant Centre Manager looking for a new challenge?

Well check out this position description and send your application through to annette.crockett@Barnardos.org.nz

Download the job description (PDF 1,381KB)

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

Centre Administrator - Early Learning (Cromwell)

Applications close Monday 9th September

Barnardos administrators have varied and interesting jobs providing general administrative support and customer service for internal and external customers. We are looking for an administration guru to work 10 hours per week in our Cromwell Centre. 

Download the job description (PDF 776KB)

Apply now

Centre Manager - Early Learning (Kaikoura)

Applications close Monday 9th September

As Centre Manager, you will build on your already proven pedagogical experience, strong leadership and operational management skills, to take an effective and enthusiastic teaching team to the next level.

Download the position description (PDF 1,620KB)

Apply now

Center Manager - Early Learning (Te Rapa)

Applications close Monday 9th September

As Centre Manager of our brand new purpose built centre, you will help to grow and manage a new team. You will need strong leadership and operational management skills, to take an effective and enthusiastic teaching team to the next level.

Download the job description (PDF 1,620KB)

Apply now

Infants & Toddlers Teacher (Wainuiomata)

Applications close Monday 2nd September

Our Wainuiomata Early Learning Centre is a welcoming environment where children and teachers can develop their creativity and confidence for learning. click here to read more about how you can work in partnership with parents and whānau to encourage children’s curiosity, learning and development.

Download the job description (PDF 1,114 KB)

Apply now

Relief Teacher - Early Learning (Auckland Cover)

Applications close Monday 2nd September

We are looking for experienced and fully certificated qualified teachers to join our team at Barnardos Early Learning whānau. You will provide support to centers in the greater Auckland area and help to encourage children’s curiosity, learning and development.

Download the job description (PDF 1,114 KB)

Apply now

Teacher - Early Learning (CBD Wellington)

Applications close Monday 2nd September

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 job description (PDF 1,114KB)

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

Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (Lower Hutt)

Applications close Saturday 24 August

Barnardos and the Ministry of Education deliver the Intensive Wraparound Service which works with students who have complex behavioural needs (which may include intellectual impairment).  You will be working with the student and family/whānau to engage them in the IWS process and support them and the IWS team to develop and monitor plans.

Download the position description (PDF 1,340KB)

Apply now

Lead Educator - Residential Services (Christchurch)

Applications close Sunday 15 September

Te Poutama Àrahi Rangatahi is looking for a leader for a permanent full time role in the Education team. The ideal candidate for the Lead Educator role will be a demonstrated leader with experience implementing, evaluating and reporting on behavior change educational programmes; have an advanced understanding of curriculum management and development and possess a sound knowledge of current educational theory and practice.

Download the position description (PDF 1,555KB)

Apply now

Residential Youth Worker - Specialist Group Home (Wellington)

Applications close Sunday 1 September

Te Whare Awhina is Barnardos Wellington-based Specialist Group Home. We are on the hunt for superstar Youth Workers to join our pool of casuals providing expert youth work and support for our rangatahi (young people).

Download the position description (PDF 970KB)

Apply now

Team Leader - Residential Services (Wellington)

Applications close Sunday 8 September

We are excited to be establishing a new home which will provide residential support for three male siblings, operating 24/7, 365 days a year. The staff in the home will be responsible for the young men’s daily care, liaison with activities and schools and ensuring their environment is safe and supportive.

Download the position description (PDF 1,415KB)

Apply now

Social Worker - Family Support (Levin)

Applications close Monday 9 September

As a family support Social Worker based in the Levin office you will work directly with children and families in their own environment to help develop resiliency, reinforce positive parenting, and assist children and families to access community resources.

Download the position description (PDF 1,300KB)

Apply now

Social Worker - Residential (Christchurch)

Applications close Sunday 15 September

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Social Worker to fill a permanent full time (40 hours/pw) position at Te Poutama Àrahi Rangatahi, a residential treatment facility in Christchurch.

Download the position description (PDF 2,035KB)

Apply now