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 (Lower Hutt)

Closes 30 July

  • New challenge – new opportunity
  • Supportive and friendly environment
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for an experienced and effective Head Teacher who is passionate about leading a team of teachers to 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 our teachers abilities, and establish new and deeper links with the community.

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 the theoretical underpinnings of your teaching philosophy. 
  • 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 in Wellington.

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 a permanent, full-time role with a start date of August 2017. 

Download the job description (PDF, 1,375KB)

For more information, email fiona.campbell@barnardos.org.nz 

Closing date is 30th July.  Interviews will be held from 7th August.

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 4 August

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 need to have:

  • a passion for quality practice standards 
  • a commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki
  • excellent communication, planning and organisation skills
  • a relevant early childhood qualification 
  • a current first aid certificate
  • and to be able to demonstrate initiative and have passion for early years learning.

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 (12 months)

Download the job description (PDF, 1,110 KB)

For more information, email kate.franklin@barnardos.org.nz or phone 027 704 8746.

Apply now

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Wellington)

Closes 8 August

  • Exciting opportunity to join a brand new team, and centre 
  • Great pay and professional development 
  • Leading Not-For-Profit organisation

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic teachers to teach in our brand new central Wellington centre.

This inner city centre is designed to provide a dynamic and innovative environment that will support high quality education and care for all families and children, and the wider community.

Our teaching team will have:

  • Positive “can do” attitudes 
  • An appropriate qualification (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE) with full certification and a current first aid certificate
  • Teachers who are able to use initiative and have 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 which is linked to the Practising Teacher Criteria
  • 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 job description (PDF, 1,110 KB)

For more information, 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 5437 8278) for more information.

Apply now

Child & family services

Administration Assistant (Christchurch)

Closes 4 August

  • Flexible and varied role
  • Make a positive difference for Kiwi kids.
  • Leading Not-For-Profit organisation

We are looking for a personable, efficient, competent person who is flexible and adaptable to support our administration team with front-line reception and administration tasks.

Te Poutama Àrahi Rangatahi is a residential facility located on the outskirts of Christchurch which provides a national treatment programme for up to 8 youth who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviours . This is a part-time (up to 20 hours/pw), fixed-term role (till the end of January 2018).

There are four teams at Te Poutama Àrahi Rangatahi – Residential, Clinical, Education and Administration.  In this role you will work closely with the Senior Administrator and personnel from the other teams. No two days are the same – the front office is the busy hub of the residence with people from all walks of life coming through the door – maintenance contractors, visitors, professionals, staff and management.

To undertake this role you will need to be:

  • a competent administrator with great attention to detail
  • an experienced Receptionist with excellent customer service skills
  • an outstanding communicator at all levels
  • a competent problem solver, 
  • a multi-tasker, and
  • a holder of a full clean NZ driver’s licence.

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, 998KB)

For more information, email alison.rance@barnardos.org.nz or phone 03 349 0088. 

Apply now

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, 1.1MB)

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

Corporate services

Graphic & Multimedia Designer

Closes 4 August

At Barnardos, our vision is an Aotearoa where every child shines bright and everything we do reflects this commitment to our nation’s children and their future.

We are proudly 100% NZ focused, and for over 40 years, we have enriched the lives of thousands of children through our extensive social services and early education options. We operate in a challenging yet dynamic space where dedication to enabling the potential of NZ children drives our passionate, purpose-led, and dedicated staff.

We have committed to a significant brand evolution journey and as a result have recently established a marketing team to deliver a powerful new brand experience for our organisation.

To support this work, we are looking for a passionate and experienced Graphic & Multimedia Designer.

In this role you will be responsible for designing and producing traditional and online media, presenting Barnardos brands in ways that are relevant, accessible and memorable across a broad range of audiences. We have developed an indepth new brand toolkit for you to continue to evolve and bring to life.

This is a varied and impactful role, so to be successful you will need to have the following experience:

  • Five years’ or more work experience in the following areas of design; digital, brand, illustration, email, print, production, plus video creation and editing
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Comfortable with all the usual design packages - InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and video editing software. ( Note we are a Windows based organisation).

You will have a flexible, measured style and a natural service ethic. The ability to manage your workload and a diverse range of priorities and stakeholders will be key to your success in the role. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to deal with ambiguity and varied agendas. You will have the chance to use your creative and innovative design skills in very hands on and practical ways.

This is a great opportunity to play your part in a leading New Zealand not-for-profit and be part of a dedicated and purpose-led team.

In everything we do, we are led by our guiding principles, commitment to NZ children and Ngā Pou e Whā - our Māori strategy.

This is a Wellington based role and could be part time or full time.

Please include sample portfolio with your application.

For further information, email jan.broome@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now