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.

Early Learning Centre Head Teacher (Auckland, Clendon)

Closes 26 November

  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Established community-focused centre
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for an enthusiastic head teacher to work in this established community–focused centre which is in a quiet residential setting next to a park.
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 tamariki.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to lead your teaching team.
  • You are qualified (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE) and fully certificated with a current first aid certificate.
  • You have 5 years Head Teacher/Supervisor experience.
  • 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?

  • Four hours professional development per week
  • Dedicated pedagogical support staff
  • We are a leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Grow your career with educational assistance and financial support to retain your full certification. 
  • Thought–provoking professional development and large network of colleagues.
  • We care about you and your family and offer discounted childcare for staff members and a wellness programme which includes flu vaccinations and discounts with Southern Cross and Specsavers

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.

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 Head Teacher (Porirua)

Closes 3 December

  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Do more for Kiwi kids
  • Community focused centre

We are looking for an experienced Head Teacher to work in our community focused Centre in the heart of Porirua. This is an exciting and unique opportunity that will require you to challenge historical norms, to grow and develop teachers abilities and continue to build new and deeper links with the community.  

Our Centre’s 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 tamariki.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to lead your teaching team with proven skill in mentoring and coaching.
  • You are qualified (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE) and fully certificated. 
  • You have 5 years Head Teacher/Centre Manager experience
  • You are able to clearly articulate the theoretical underpinnings of your teaching philosophy
  • 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.
  • You are an enthusiastic, creative and dynamic leader who empowers people to do their best.

Why work for us?

  • Four hours professional time per week, along with 10 hours administration time
  • Dedicated pedagogical support staff
  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Grow your career with financial support to retain your full certification. 
  • Thought–provoking professional development and large network of colleagues.
  • We care about you and your family and offer discounted childcare for staff members and a wellness programme which includes flu vaccinations and discounts with Southern Cross and Specsavers.

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.

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 fiona.campbell@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Early Learning Centre Manager (Christchurch)

Closes 6 December

  • Permanent – full-time role 
  • Established community focused centre
  • Leading not-for-profit organisation

This could be your chance to make a real and positive difference as a Centre Manager by leading and effectively managing the operations at our community-based Te Puna Oraka centre in Christchurch.

This Centre is well resourced, dynamic, innovative and committed to providing high-quality care for all families and children, and the wider community. The Centre is staffed by a team of motivated, passionate and inspiring teachers.

We are seeking a leader who is a commercially astute manager with specific experience working within the education sector, preferably early childhood and who has strengths with cultural diversity.

Ideally we are looking to appoint a candidate who will:

  • demonstrate exceptional management and communication skills 
  • have the ability to have a flexible and open working style
  • be a strong pedagogical leader
  • ensure the Centre’s vision and goals are met as well
  • have a good understanding of ECE legislation, funding, standards, policies and procedures that impact on centre operations and educational programmes.

The main responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • managing staff by mentoring and providing professional development
  • building, leading and inspiring teams including self-review, planning and assessment
  • ensuring children receive high quality care and education in a safe nurturing environment 
  • ensuring the principles and strands of Te Whàriki are implemented for all
  • marketing the centre to maintain and gain occupancy growth in the community
  • maintaining centre compliance and statutory reporting requirements
  • proactively maintaining safety standards across the centre and having a working knowledge of Health & Safety legislative requirements

You will:

  • be a fully certificated Teacher
  • hold a relevant ECE qualification
  • hold a current first aid certificate
  • have previous business knowledge and/or experience leading a centre.

Ongoing support is available from our Regional Manager and Practice Advisor both based in Christchurch; and a loyal and a cohesive group of Centre Managers from throughout the South Island maintain regular contact and links as part of their leadership development.

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.

With your help, we can do even more

Download the job description (PDF 1,610KB)

For more information email kate.ogston-cornish@barnardos.org.nz or phone 027 704 8746.

Apply now

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Auckland)

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic teachers to work in our community–based centres across the Auckland region.

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 (i.e. qualified 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 will have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills, 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 maree.findlay@barnardos.org.nz.

Apply now

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Cromwell)

Closes 22 November

  • Fixed Term until June 2018
  • Up to 30 hours per week
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic teacher to work in our community–based purpose-built centre, in Cromwell. This is a well-resourced early learning centre, with spacious facilities, landscaped grounds and is staffed by a team of motivated, passionate and inspiring teachers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a professional team providing quality early childhood education and care that meets the individual needs of children and their families.

To undertake this role you will have:

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

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.

This is a part-time, fixed-term role with opportunity for ongoing casual employment.

Download the job description (PDF 1,110KB)

For more information email kate.franklin@barnardos.org.nz or phone 03 4454728

Apply now

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Kaikōura)

Closes 27 November

  • Part-time, up to 35 hours per week
  • Established community-focused centre
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic teacher to work in our community–based purpose-built Centre, in Kaikōura. This is a well-resourced early learning centre, with spacious facilities, landscaped grounds and is staffed by a team of motivated, passionate and inspiring teachers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a professional team providing quality early childhood education and care that meets the individual needs of children and their families.

To undertake this role you will have:

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

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 1,110KB)

For more information email phillipa.johnston@barnardos.org.nz or phone 03 319 7082

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

Practice Adviser (Auckland)

Closes 23 November

  • Fixed term 1 year, full time role, Auckland based 
  • Be part of the National Pedagogy and Quality Assurance team, providing professional practice advice to our Early Learning Centres and Home Based networks
  • Influence learning outcomes for our children

Do you have proven abilities in challenging historical norms and empowering dynamic professional practice and leadership?

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for all children in New Zealand. The purpose of Barnardos Early Learning is to provide the best possible start for children; to nurture their curiosity and enrich their unique ways of learning through the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum of Te Whāriki.

As part of the National Pedagogy and Quality Assurance team you will:

  • role model and champion effective, high quality teaching practice, including learning environments, and curriculum design, delivery and assessment.
  • provide expert practice advice, support and professional development for leaders in Barnardos Early Learning services.
  • provide pedagogical advice and guidance to Regional Managers in our Early Learning centres and our Home Based networks.
  • contribute to the development, implementation and review of national policies and practice guidelines.
  • contribute to the internal quality assurance processes to track and ensure incredible outcomes for children.
  • champion the Barnardos Māori Strategy, to advocate for bicultural understanding, and work within a culturally responsive environment in your everyday practice.

Your leadership, passion and self-management skills will enable you to make a real contribution to our team.

Your strengths:

  • significant practice knowledge and understanding in the early childhood environment
  • demonstrated leadership experience, including mentoring, coaching and advising
  • research and inquiry driven pedagogy
  • excellent organisational, written and verbal communication skills
  • an early childhood teaching qualification 
  • demonstrated understanding of culturally responsive practices
  • a current full Education Council practising certificate
  • a full New Zealand driver licence.

Salary Band $68,000 - $80,000.

Download the job description (PDF 1,200KB)

For more information email Tesa.Enari@barnardos.org.nz or phone Tesa on (04) 801 1791.

 Apply now

Visiting Teacher (Otago/Southland)

Closes 23 November

  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Leading a network of Educators
  • Start date January 2018 

We are looking for an experienced, qualified early childhood teacher to join our home-based early learning team on a part-time basis (24 hours per week on 3 full days) with the possibility of increasing to full-time later in 2018.

This role is an exciting opportunity for you to develop and grow a network of home-based educators in the Otago-Southland region and will require a ‘self-starter’ with proven leadership skills who is prepared to travel and is ideally located in Gore/Alexandra/Cromwell.

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
  • A clean unrestricted 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 commited to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles it represents.

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 job description (PDF 1,200KB)

For more information, email rose.coppen@barnardos.org.nz or phone (03) 378 2783 or 027 557 4423.

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.

HIPPY Coordinator (West Auckland)

Closes 7 December

  • Get yourself a new role for the New Year.
  • Change the lives of vulnerable rangatahi.
  • Build brighter futures for Kiwi kids.

We are looking for a HIPPY Coordinator to lead a team of four tutors to deliver the Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) in Massey East.

The programme content is provided by the Great Potentials Foundation to assist parents to prepare their child for school – particularly where there have been challenges with other early childhood education.

The role is responsible for ensuring continued recruitment and retention of families on to the programme. The work is rewarding and fits with Barnardos vision to make New Zealand a better, safer, happier place for Kiwi kids.

To excel in this role, you will need

  • a tertiary qualification in a relevant field or experience working in a similar community programme – although full training/regular supervision will be provided
  • to be self-motivated and able to work autonomously
  • the ability to lead and provide quality mentoring to the team
  • the ability to relate to families in need while also representing Barnardos and HIPPY in the wider community 
  • excellent planning and organisational skills

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 job description (PDF 1,060KB)

For more information, email sharyn.chow@barnardos.org.nz or phone 027 237 1436.

Apply now

 

Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (Christchurch)

Closes 20 November

  • New Year – New role 
  • Build brighter futures for Kiwi kids
  • Professionally challenging role

We are looking for an experienced Social or Whānau Worker for a permanent full-time role with Barnardos working alongside the Ministry of Education as an Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (IWS).

In this role you would work directly with students who have complex behavioural needs (which may include intellectual impairment) and thier family/whānau, to engage them in the IWS process and support them and the IWS team to develop and monitor plans.

The role can be extremely challenging, it has variety but it can also be extremely rewarding. It’s a vital part of our work to make New Zealand a better, safer, happier place for Kiwi kids.

To excel in this role, you will need

  • a tertiary qualification in social work or other relevant qualification
  • proven experience working with children, families/whānau and Māori and Pacific communities 
  • excellent communication, organisation and meeting facilitation skills
  • the ability to build strong professional relationships and champion the perspective of the student and their family through the IWS process 
  • to value and encourage diversity, especially when working with children with high and complex needs and their families
  • the ability to work autonomously and manage competing priorities 
  • resilience and a clear understanding of your own self-care needs and when to practice them
  • a clean, unrestricted NZ driver’s licence (travel across the region will be required)

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 Te Tiriti o 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 job description (PDF 515KB)

For more information, email bernie.holden@barnardos.org.nz or phone 0276 840 489

Apply now

Social Worker (Taranaki)

Closes 3 December

As a Social Worker, you'll work with our Taranaki Child & Family Services team as a specialist assessor providing reports regarding Family Breakdown as well as helping families access community resources and reinforcing positive parenting skills.

You will be a qualified and registered Social Worker, (or be able to obtain registration), with experience of working with vulnerable children and their families, familiar with social work case management frameworks, as well as evidence based parenting strategies. You will have very well developed report writing skills and be able to meet deadlines.

To fill this challenging and busy role you will need to demonstrate:

  • registration with SWRB, or able to obtain registration
  • high quality assessment and report writing skills
  • experience of working with children and families
  • proven ability to network with community agencies
  • effective communication skills
  • knowledge of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • a current clear driver's licence.

It’s a challenging role, but one that will give you a huge amount of satisfaction and the chance to help young people and families make positive changes.

In everything we do, we are lead by our guiding principles, and Ngā Pou e Whā - our vision for working with Māori.

Download the job description (PDF 1,495KB)

For more information email john.parry@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Social Worker - Family Support (Auckland North/West)

Closes 4 December

  • Professionally challenging role.
  • Build brighter futures for Kiwi kids.
  • Part-time role(s) - 20 hours per week

We are looking for two qualified Social Workers to join our Child & Family Services team in Henderson on a permanent part-time basis.

Our Social Workers help vulnerable families access community resources, reinforce positive parenting strategies and assist children with safety programmes.

To excel in this role, you will need

  • to be a registered Social Worker or working towards registration
  • experience working with vulnerable children and their families 
  • sound knowledge of social work case management frameworks, as well as evidence based parenting strategies
  • excellent communication skills
  • the ability to the ability to build strong professional relationships with families and service providers
  • flexibility, resilience and a clear understanding of your own self-care needs and when to practice them
  • a clean, unrestricted 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 job description (PDF 1,260KB)

For more information, email sharyn.chow@barnardos.org.nz or 09-6253675

Apply now

Teaching Assistant (Christchurch)

Closes 24 November

  • New Year – new role !
  • Established residential home - Christchurch
  • Unique challenging rewarding role
  • Permanent part-time

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 from throughout New Zealand. The residence is responsible for the education, therapy and accommodation/care to assist youth establish non-abusive lifestyles.

We are looking for a resilient and pro-active person to work 35 hours per week in an education setting with adolescent youth commencing January 2018. This predominantly term time role provides support to a residential based education team ensuring quality education for all youth is delivered.

To successfully undertake this role you will need :

  • a recognised appropriate teaching qualification (desirable)
  • previous experience providing classroom support in an education setting
  • experience working with young people who present ‘challenging behaviours’
  • a thorough understanding of current teaching and learning theory and practice
  • strong written and oral communication skills 
  • resilience to work in an emotionally demanding environment
  • a full clean NZ Drivers licence
  • a current 1st Aid Certificate (desirable)

If you thrive on variety, enjoy flexible working conditions, and already have previous successful experience working in a classroom setting then this could be the role for you. To be successful in the role you will need excellent communication skills, a passion for working with youth, flexibility in your approach and ideally some specialist interest/expertise or skills external to the classroom.

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 job description (PDF 1,155 KB)

For more information email sue.harlow@barnardos.org.nz or phone 0273378308

Apply now

Corporate services

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