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

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, 1.13MB)

For more information, email kate.ogston-cornish@barnardos.org.nz.

Certificated Teacher (Otara and Manurewa)

  • A community feel based centre with lots of involvement with family engagement.
  • A dedicated team of experienced and loving teachers in a fabulous area and community.

As our children are precious taonga we are looking for someone who loves children, has the ability to contribute, add value into a well-functioning team and has lots of experience with children. In this role you will have commitment to promoting the well-being of all akonga and commitment to bi-cultural partnership of Aotearoa.

To undertake this role you will need a current Teachers registration Certificate, first aid certificate, and Early Childhood Education knowledge and experience.

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.

For more information contact celia.colcord@barnardos.org.nz 

Download the position description (PDF 1,108 KB)

Apply now

 

Early Learning Centre Certificated Relievers (South Auckland - Clendon, Manurewa, Otara, Mangere)

Closes 28 April

  • Strong community-feel centres with lots of family engagement.
  • Dedicated teams of experienced and loving teachers.
  • Leading not-for-profit, Kiwi organisation.

As our children are precious taonga we are looking for loving and enthusiastic relief teachers to work in our centres in South Auckland.  We can cater for early or late preferences and one centre operates from 5.30am till 8.30pm.

About you

You have a positive, “can do” attitude with stacks of initiative and you will enjoy teamwork as much as we do.  Your passion for quality practice standards and commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki play out in your work.

You will have excellent communication and organisation skills, and a desire to make a difference to tamariki in their early years while building strong links with their whānau and families.

To undertake this role you will need a current Teachers registration, practicing certificate and a Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE.

Why work for us?

We care deeply about Kiwi kids and this is reflected in our preferred ratios of 1:4 for under 2’s and 1:8 for over 2’s.

We offer discounted for all types of insurances as well as dentistry, optometry and banking services.

You will help to make a real difference to the lives of children and whānau in Aotearoa.

 

Barnardos believes that 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.

Download the position description (PDF 1.08MB)

For more information, email maree.findlay@barnardos.org.nz 

Apply now

 

Early Learning Centre Head Teacher (Henderson, Auckland)

  • Leading Not-For-Profit organisation
  • Established, community focused centre
  • Professional development opportunities

We’ve just refurbished our Cranwell Park Early Learning Centre to better meet the needs of the community and we need you to help realise the vision.

  • Lovely indoor/outdoor environment in the middle of suburbia 
  • Four hours professional development per week
  • Dedicated pedagogical support staff

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

About you

  • You have a positive, “can do” attitude.
  • You are able to build strong relationships with parents and attract families to the centre
  • You have a demonstrated ability to lead and inspire your teaching team.
  • You are qualified (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE) and fully certificated.
  • You have initiative, desire and passion for quality practice standards and commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki.
  • You will have excellent communication and organisational skills with an understanding of the commercial drivers of running a successful centre.

Why work for us?

  • Grow your career with educational assistance and financial support to retain your full certification. 
  • Thought–provoking professional development and dedicated professional time.
  • We offer discounted childcare, flu vaccination subsidy and discounts for all types of insurances as well as dentistry, optometry and banking services. 
  • We care deeply about Kiwi kids and this is reflected in our preferred ratios of 1:4 for under 2’s and 1:8 for over 2’s.

Barnardos believes that 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.

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

Download the job description (PDF 1,375KB)

For more information, email maree.findlay@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

 

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Mangere, Clendon, Henderson Auckland)

  • Exciting opportunity to join an established centre
  • Competitive salary and professional development support
  • Leading not-for-profit, Kiwi organisation

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic teachers to work in our community–based centres in Mangere, Clendon and Henderson.

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

About you

You have a positive, “can do” attitude with stacks of initiative and you will enjoy teamwork as much as we do. Your passion for quality practice standards and commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki play out in your work.

You will have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills, and a desire to make a difference to tamariki in their early years while building strong links with their whanau and families.

Of course you are qualified (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE) and fully certificated with a current first aid certificate.

Why work for us?

At Barnardos you can grow your career with educational assistance and financial support to retain/ gain your full certification. There is thought–provoking professional development and dedicated professional time of 40 hours per year.

We care deeply about Kiwi kids and this is reflected in our preferred ratios of 1:4 for under 2’s and 1:8 for over 2’s.

We offer discounted childcare, flu vaccination subsidy and discounts for all types of insurances as well as dentistry, optometry and banking services.

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

Barnardos believes that 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.

Download the job description (PDF 1,110KB)

For more information, email maree.findlay@barnardos.org.nz or phone (09) 625 3648 or 027 705 1955

Apply now

 

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Petone)

  • Exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated and passionate teaching team
  • Great pay and professional development 
  • Leading Not-For-Profit organisation
  • Full time 40 hours per week

We are looking for an outstanding teacher who is passionate, energised and excited about engaging with children. You will be an experienced teacher with full and current teacher certification and preferably will have had experience with working with younger tamariki (2-3 years old).

This innovative community based centre provides a dynamic environment that supports high quality education and care for all families and children, and the wider community.

Our teaching team have:

  • Positive “can do” attitudes 
  • An appropriate qualification (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE) with full certification and a current first aid certificate
  • The ability to use initiative and a desire and passion for quality practice standards with a commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisation skills 
  • A strong desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whānau and families.

Our organisation will support you with:

  • Ongoing coaching, mentoring and professional learning and development through our appraisal process 
  • Generous rostered professional time
  • Competitive remuneration for exceptional teachers
  • We value you and your family and offer discounted childcare for staff members
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and whānau in Aotearoa

Barnardos believes that 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 our values and core principles, and Ngā Pou e Whā – our Māori strategy.

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

Download the position description (PDF 1,110KB)

For more information on this position please email fiona.campbell@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Wainuiomata)

Closes 6 May

  • Exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated and passionate teaching team
  • Great pay and professional development 
  • Leading Not-For-Profit organisation
  • Full time permanent teaching position – 40 hours per week

We are looking for an outstanding teacher who is passionate, excited and energised. You will bring proven experience in working with infants and toddlers along with full teacher certification.

This well-established community based mixed aged setting provides a dynamic environment that supports high quality education and care for all families and children, and the wider community.

Our teaching team have:

  • Positive “can do” attitudes 
  • An appropriate qualification (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE) with full certification and a current first aid certificate
  • The ability to use initiative and a desire and passion for quality practice standards with a commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisation skills 
  • A strong desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whānau and families.

Our organisation will support you with:

  • Ongoing coaching, mentoring and professional learning and development 
  • Generous rostered professional time
  • Competitive remuneration for exceptional teachers
  • We value you and your family and offer discounted childcare for staff members
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and whānau in Aotearoa

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

Barnardos believes that 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 our values and core principles, and Ngā Pou e Whā – our Māori strategy.

Download the position description (PDF 1,110KB)

For more information on this position please email fiona.campbell@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Wellington Central)

  • Exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated and passionate teaching team 
  • Great pay and professional development 
  • Leading Not-For-Profit organisation
  • Full time 40 hours per week

We are looking for an outstanding teacher who is passionate, energised and excited about engaging with children. You will be an experienced teacher with full and current teacher certification and have proven experience and skill in working with infants and toddlers.

This recently opened centre in the heart of Wellington City provides a dynamic environment that supports high quality education and care for all families and children.

Our teaching team have:

  • Positive “can do” attitudes 
  • An appropriate qualification (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE) with full certification and a current first aid certificate
  • The ability to use initiative and a desire and passion for quality practice standards with a commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisation skills 
  • A strong desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whānau and families.

Our organisation will support you with:

  • Providing ongoing coaching, mentoring and professional learning and development through our appraisal process 
  • Generous rostered professional time
  • Competitive remuneration for exceptional teachers
  • We value you and your family and offer discounted childcare for staff members
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and whānau in Aotearoa

Barnardos believes that 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 our values and core principles, and Ngā Pou e Whā – our Māori strategy.

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

Download the position description (PDF 1,110KB)

For more information on this position please email fiona.campbell@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Head Teacher (Lower Hutt)

Closes 6 May

  • Permanent - full time role
  • New Challenge – New Opportunity
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for an experienced, outstanding Head Teacher who can develop an effective and enthusiastic teaching team who will create an innovative and high quality environment for the tamariki in our care.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity that will require you to challenge historical norms, to grow and develop teacher’s abilities, establish new and deeper links with the community and manage the operational needs of a busy centre.

About you:

  • You have a positive “can do” attitude and a desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whānau and families.
  • You are an experienced early childhood practitioner with relevant qualifications, full certification and a current first aid certificate. 
  • You are able to articulate your teaching philosophy and implement this into practice.
  • You have initiative, desire and the ability to implement quality practice standards. 
  • You have excellent planning and organisational skills, verbal and written communication skills.
  • You are an enthusiastic, creative and dynamic leader who empowers people to do their best. 
  • You will have a strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the ability to implement tikanga-a-rua/bicultural practices within the centre making connections with the wider community.

Why work for us?

  • An opportunity to grow your career with support from a well-established management team, including ongoing and hands-on support from a regional manager and practice adviser. 
  • Thought provoking professional development opportunities with dedicated professional and management time. 
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and whānau in Aotearoa.

This will not be just a place to work but a place where innovation, leadership and achievement of results are evident and recognised in the wider early childhood community.

Barnardos believes that 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 our values and core principles, and Ngā Pou e Whā – our Māori strategy.

Download the position description (PDF 1,375KB)

For more information on this position please email fiona.campbell@barnardos.org.nz


Apply now

 

 

Head Teacher (Mangere, Auckland)

Closes 18 April

  • Creating an Aotearoa where every child can “shine bright”
  • Make a real difference in the Mangere community
  • Large site allowing plenty of spaces for team collaboration and community engagement

We've just renovated our Mangere Early Learning Centre to better meet the needs of the community with extended hours. We have created two centres on one site and now they are waiting for you.

  • Be a part of an incredible organisation committed to quality early learning
  • Purpose built outdoor area to maximise the learning experience
  • Licenced for 45 tamariki
  • Professional development time each week
  • Dedicated pedagogical and administrative support

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

About you

  • You have a demonstrated history in leading and inspiring a teaching team.
  • You are able to build strong relationships with parents and attract tamariki.
  • You are qualified (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE) and fully certificated
  • You have a proven ability to team build and manage a large diverse team 
  • You have initiative, desire and passion to deliver quality practice standards and commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki.

Why work for us?

  • This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids
  • Grow your career with financial support to retain your full certification
  • We offer discounted childcare for staff members and a wellness programme which includes flu vaccinations and discounts with Southern Cross and Spec Savers.
  • Generous professional development time each week.
  • Dedicated Pedagogical, Leadership and administration support

Barnardos believes that 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.

Download the position description (PDF 1,375KB)

For more information please email maree.findlay@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Head Teacher (Porirua)

Closes 6 May

  • Permanent - full time role
  • New Challenge – New Opportunity
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for an experienced and effective Head Teacher who is excited about having a new challenge in a well-established Centre in the heart of the Porirua community. This is a unique opportunity that will require you to grow and develop teachers abilities and continue to build on the solid foundations that have been laid.

About you:

  • You have a positive “can do” attitude and a desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whānau and families.
  • You have proven Centre Manager experience with relevant operational skills.
  • You are an experienced early childhood practitioner with relevant qualifications, full certification and a current first aid certificate. 
  • You are able to articulate your teaching philosophy and implement this into practice.
  • You have initiative, desire and the ability to implement quality practice standards and commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication, planning and organisation skills. 
  • You are an enthusiastic, creative and dynamic leader who empowers people to do their best. 
  • You will have a strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the ability to implement tikanga-a-rua/bicultural practices within the centre making connections with the wider community.

Why work for us?

  • An opportunity to grow your career with support from a well-established management team, including ongoing and hands on support from a regional manager and practice adviser. 
  • Thought provoking professional development opportunities with dedicated professional and management time. 
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and whānau in Aotearoa.

This will not be just a place to work but a place where innovation, leadership and achievement of results are evident and recognised in the wider early childhood community.

Barnardos believes that 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 our values and core principles, and Ngā Pou e Whā – our Māori strategy.

Download the position description (PDF 1,375KB)

For more information on this position please email fiona.campbell@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

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 Kidstart, 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.

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 below or call 0800 KIDSTART (0800 543 782) for more information.

Apply now

Visiting Teacher (Northwest Auckland)

  • Lead and develop home-based educators
  • Work alongside committed professionals
  • Kiwi owned not-for-profit organisation

We are looking for an experienced, qualified early childhood teacher to join our home-based early learning team on a permanent full-time basis .

This role is an exciting opportunity for you to develop and grow a network of home-based educators in the Auckland North West region and will require a ‘self-starter’ with proven leadership skills who understands the role of a mentor.

As a Visiting Teacher you will work with home-based educators providing professional leadership, training and induction of new educators to ensure high quality learning and care for tamariki. 

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

To excel in this role, you will need

• A recognised early childhood teaching qualification

• A current full practising certificate

• Experience mentoring, coaching and leading adults

• A sound understanding of early learning pedagogical practice

• A good understanding of relevant legislation

• A genuine desire to see children thrive

• Self-motivation and initiative

• Sound planning and organisational skills

• Excellent verbal, written and online communication skills

• A current First Aid Certificate and a clean unrestricted NZ driver’s licence.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity.  Our early learning services are designed to provide excellent outcomes for tamariki and whānau.  We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles it represents.

Download the position description (PDF 1,200KB)

For more information email Jody.Dodd-McGerty@Barnardos.org.nz

 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.

Children’s Contact Coordinator (Palmerston North)

Closes 27 April

We are looking for a dynamic individual to coordinate the Children’s Supervised Contact Service at our Palmerston North site. This is a permanent role, 25 hours per week. 

Some relationships aren’t smooth sailing, but we know the value of family, so that’s why we provide a supervised contact service to help maintain kinship and repair broken bonds.
Children’s Supervised Contact provides a controlled safe and caring environment for children to feel comfortable in, as they make contact or reconnect with a parent or family member.

You will have:

  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in working with children (0-14 years)
  • Knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts such as child development, attachment theory, and the dynamics of family violence. 
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and ages. 
  • Conflict resolution skills, the ability to manage difficult customers and situations with maturity and calm, seeking cooperation and resolution from all parties
  • Team management, the ability to develop and maintain effective and efficient team working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Discretion, a commitment to maintaining the strictest confidentiality with all information or intellectual property that affects the role and people
  • A current First Aid Certificate or a willingness to obtain one
  • A current drivers licence and your own vehicle

Barnardos believes that 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 our values and core principles, and Ngā Pou e Whā – our Māori strategy.

Download the position description (PDF 1,055KB)

For more information email gavin.rooney@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Clinician (Christchurch)

Closes 29 April

  • Rewarding and interesting role
  • Permanent – hours negotiable
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi provides a comprehensive and integrated residential treatment programme for adolescent males who have been identified to be at high risk of repeating sexually abusive behaviours and have been referred by Oranga Tamariki from throughout New Zealand. The residence is responsible for the therapy, education and accommodation/care to assist youth establish non-abusive lifestyles.

Due to one of our clinicians returning to the U.K, we have a challenging yet hugely rewarding clinician role (35 – 40 hours per week). The successful applicant will work as part of a supportive and committed multi-disciplinary team providing comprehensive risk assessments and delivering therapeutic interventions at individual, group, family, residential and community re-integration levels. This role is pivotal in our work with youth and their whānau.

To be successful in this role you will be required to have:

  • appropriate qualifications in either Psychology(e.g. Registered Psychologist, Child and Family Psychologist, or Clinical Psychologist), or other allied health roles
  • eligibility for membership with the appropriate professional body
  • previous experience working therapeutically with complex young people and their whānau 
  • experience with working autonomously completing complex trauma informed related assessments
  • experience working with young people who present ‘challenging behaviours’
  • strong written and oral communication skills 
  • excellent time management
  • resilience to work in an emotionally demanding environment
  • a full clean NZ Drivers licence

If you thrive on variety, enjoy flexible working conditions, already have previous successful experience (ideally dealing with harmful sexual behaviour) then this could be the role for you.

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. We are deeply committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and the principles it represents. 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 position description (PDF 1MB)

For more position specific information email joyce.alberts@barnardos.org.nz or phone (03) 349 0088.


Apply now

OSCAR Programme Assistant(s) (Te Atatu Peninsula)

Closes 7 May

  • Permanent part-time and casual roles
  • Contribute to a positive and fun environment for kids
  • Work for New Zealand’s leading Children’s Charity

We are looking for multiple OSCAR (Out of School Care) Programme Assistants to work on a permanent part-time or casual basis at Peninsula Primary School on Te Atatu Peninsula. This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids!

Our OSCAR Programme provides quality out of school care for up to 50 children during term time only. Shifts range between 10-28 hours per week (Monday – Friday), depending on whether you are rostered for before school care (which runs 7.30-8.30am) and/or after school care (which runs 3-6pm).

We also require staff who can work on a casual basis to cover planned and unplanned leave.

To excel in this role, you will need

  • to be energetic, enthusiastic and willing to work as part of a small team
  • deliver a range of indoor and outdoor activities
  • provide general supervision and prepare food for the children
  • ideally you will have a recognised qualification in childcare or education (or be studying towards this) and experience working with primary school age children
  • a current First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain one) 
  • great time management skills 
  • to enjoy from working with children

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We are deeply committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and the principles it represents — it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

We’re here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more.

Download the position description (PDF 997KB)

For more information, email rachel.turner@barnardos.org.nz or phone 625 3717.

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Residential Youth Workers (Christchurch)

Closes 29 April

  • Permanent roles
  • Full time – rostered day shifts

We are looking for suitably qualified and/or experienced Residential Youth Workers (RYW) to fill 3 permanent, vacancies that currently exist at Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi, a residential treatment facility based in Christchurch managed by Barnardos NZ.

Working in a residential treatment environment can be both challenging and rewarding. The role of a Residential Youth Worker is to care for youth on a daily basis to assist them to engage in therapeutic interventions, and support them in making positive changes in their lives through education, treatment and residential care.

If you thrive on variety, enjoy flexible working conditions, and are looking for an exciting new challenge, then one of these roles could be for you:

To be successful you will have:

  • A formal qualification in human services (or be currently studying towards one) highly desirable
  • Passion for working with youth, and a belief that all young people deserve the opportunity to grow and learn
  • At least 1 year experience working with young people who present challenging behaviours (required)
  • Professional integrity, resilience and dedication
  • Some knowledge of Residential Care Regulations would be beneficial
  • A current full clean driver’s licence is required 
  • A current First Aid Certificate is desirable

Day Shift RYW role is 40 hours per week with 2 shifts - 6.30am – 3.00pm or 2.00pm – 10.30pm as rostered.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We are deeply committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and the principles it represents — it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

We’re here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more.

Download the position description - RYW Day Shift

For more information on the recruitment process contact alison.rance@barnardos.org.nz or phone (03) 349 0088.

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Service Manager - Child & Family Services (Christchurch)

Closes 26 April

  • Leadership/management opportunity 
  • Permanent full-time
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for a proactive and resilient person to lead the practice and operational management of a strong team of social service professionals, many of them social workers, and providing support to clients via an extensive range of Barnardos Child & Family Services in Canterbury.

To undertake this role you will need to be

  • experienced at leading and managing staff, preferably social service teams
  • knowledgeable and have a current understanding of relevant practice and employment legislation
  • familiar with and have a sound understanding of the social services sector

If you thrive on variety, enjoy flexible working conditions, and have in-depth experience leading, managing and developing staff and have previously worked in a leadership role, then this could be the role for you.

To be successful in the role you will need excellent communication skills, flexibility in your approach, be full of energy and a strategic thinker.

We’d like to hear from you if you have:

  • a formal qualification in social services / business management or related fields
  • relevant sector registration/membership
  • previous experience in the not for profit or government sector
  • a strong understanding of children’s rights and issues
  • a sound knowledge of government or funder processes and systems
  • an ability to build and maintain successful, productive professional relationships
  • a current clean full driver’s licence.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We are deeply committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and the principles it represents — it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

We’re here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more.

Download the position description (PDF 1,250 KB)

For more information, email bernie.holden@barnardos.org.nz or phone 027 684 0489. 

Apply now

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