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 (Mangere, Auckland)

Closes 10 October

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

We’ve just revamped our Mangere Early Learning Centre to better meet the needs of the community with extended hours and two centres on one massive site, and we need you to help realise the vision.

  • Huge outdoor play area
  • Shared site allowing for plenty of collaboration
  • 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 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 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 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.  

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 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 1326KB)

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

 Apply now

 To learn more about Mangere Early Learning Centre click here

Early Learning Centre Head Teacher (Clendon, Auckland)

Closes 10 October

  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Established, community focused centre
  • Professional development opportunities

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.  

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 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 1326KB)

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

To learn more about Clendon Early Learning Centre click here

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 (Clendon, Auckland)

Closes 6 October

  • Established community–focused centre
  • Great pay and professional development
  • Leading not-for-profit organisation

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic certificated teacher to work in our community–based centre 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 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 your full certification.   There is thought–provoking professional development and dedicated professional time.

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.  

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 the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā — our vision for working with Māori.

Download a job description (PDF 1108KB)

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

 

To learn more about Clendon Early Learning Centre click here

 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

OSCAR Programme Assistant(s) (Auckland)

Closes 22 September

  • 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 a job description (PDF 110KB)

For more information, email lesley.macken@barnardos.org.nz or phone 625 3687.

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.

Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (Central Auckland)

Closes 27 September

  • Professionally challenging role.
  • Change the lives of vulnerable rangatahi and tamariki.
  • Build brighter futures for Kiwi kids.

We are looking for an experienced social or whanau worker to work full-time with Barnardos and alongside the Ministry of Education in the Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS).

The Intensive Wraparound Service works with students who have complex behavioural needs (which may include intellectual impairment).  You will be working with the student and family/whanau 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 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

  • proven experience working with children, families/whanau and Maori and Pacific communities
  • to value diversity and encourage it in others, especially when working with children with high and complex needs and their families
  • the ability to work autonomously and manage competing priorities
  • 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
  • resilience and a clear understanding of your own self-care needs and when to practice them
  • a tertiary qualification in social work or other relevant qualification and a clean, unrestricted 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 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 1339KB)

For more information, email lesley.macken@barnardos.org.nz or phone 09 625 3687

Apply now

Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (Kaitaia)

Closes 27 September

  • Professionally challenging role.
  • Change the lives of vulnerable rangatahi and tamariki.
  • Build brighter futures for Kiwi kids.

We are looking for an experienced social or whānau worker to work full-time with Barnardos and alongside the Ministry of Education in the Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS).

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

The role can be extremely challenging 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

  • proven experience working with children, families/whanau and Māori and Pacific communities 
  • to value diversity and encourage it in others, especially when working with children with high and complex needs and their families
  • the ability to work autonomously and manage competing priorities 
  • 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 
  • resilience and a clear understanding of your own self-care needs and when to practice them
  • a tertiary qualification in social work or other relevant qualification and a clean, unrestricted 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 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 1MB)

For more information, email shirley.drake@barnardos.org.nz or phone 0276120453 

Apply now

Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (North Shore Auckland & Rodney)

Closes 27 September

  • Professionally challenging role.
  • Change the lives of vulnerable rangatahi and tamariki.
  • Build brighter futures for Kiwi kids.

We are looking for an experienced social or whanau worker to work full-time with Barnardos and alongside the Ministry of Education in the Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS).

The Intensive Wraparound Service works with students who have complex behavioural needs (which may include intellectual impairment).  You will be working with the student and family/whanau 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 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

  • proven experience working with children, families/whanau and Maori and Pacific communities
  • to value diversity and encourage it in others, especially when working with children with high and complex needs and their families
  • the ability to work autonomously and manage competing priorities
  • 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
  • resilience and a clear understanding of your own self-care needs and when to practice them
  • a tertiary qualification in social work or other relevant qualification and a clean, unrestricted 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 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 1339KB)

For more information, email lesley.macken@barnardos.org.nz or phone 09 625 3687

Apply now

 

 

Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (South Auckland)

Closes 27 September

  • Professionally challenging role.
  • Change the lives of vulnerable rangatahi and tamariki.
  • Build brighter futures for Kiwi kids.

We are looking for an experienced social or whanau worker to work full-time with Barnardos and alongside the Ministry of Education in the Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS)

The Intensive Wraparound Service works with students who have complex behavioural needs (which may include intellectual impairment).  You will be working with the student and family/whanau 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 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

  • proven experience working with children, families/whanau and Maori and Pacific communities
  • to value diversity and encourage it in others, especially when working with children with high and complex needs and their families
  • the ability to work autonomously and manage competing priorities
  • 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
  • resilience and a clear understanding of your own self-care needs and when to practice them
  • a tertiary qualification in social work or other relevant qualification and a clean, unrestricted 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 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 job description (PDF 1339KB)

For more information, email lesley.macken@barnardos.org.nz or phone 09 625 3687

Apply now

Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (Tauranga)

Closes 25 September

Based in Tauranga but may also provide support across Rotorua, Taupo and surrounding areas.

  • Professionally challenging role.
  • Change the lives of vulnerable rangatahi and tamariki.
  • Build brighter futures for Kiwi kids.

We are looking for two experienced social or whānau workers to work full-time with Barnardos and alongside the Ministry of Education in the Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS).

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


The role can be extremely challenging 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

  • proven experience working with children, families/whānau and Māori and Pacific communities 
  • to value diversity and encourage it in others, especially when working with children with high and complex needs and their families
  • the ability to work autonomously and manage competing priorities 
  • 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 
  • resilience and a clear understanding of your own self-care needs and when to practice them
  • a tertiary qualification in social work or other relevant qualification and a clean, unrestricted 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 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 1,340KB)

For more information, email gillian.murdoch@barnardos.org.nz or phone 027 201 4845

Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (Waikato)

Closes 25 September

Hamilton-based, supporting communities across the Waikato.

  • Professionally challenging role.
  • Change the lives of vulnerable rangatahi and tamariki.
  • Build brighter futures for Kiwi kids.

We are looking for an experienced social or whānau worker to work full-time with Barnardos and alongside the Ministry of Education in the Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS).

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

The role can be extremely challenging 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

  • proven experience working with children, families/whānau and Māori and Pacific communities 
  • to value diversity and encourage it in others, especially when working with children with high and complex needs and their families
  • the ability to work autonomously and manage competing priorities 
  • 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 
  • resilience and a clear understanding of your own self-care needs and when to practice them
  • a tertiary qualification in social work or other relevant qualification and a clean, unrestricted 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 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 1,340KB)

For more information, email gillian.murdoch@barnardos.org.nz or phone 027 201 4845

Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (West Auckland)

Closes 27 September

  • Professionally challenging role.
  • Change the lives of vulnerable rangatahi and tamariki.
  • Build brighter futures for Kiwi kids.

We are looking for an experienced social or whanau worker to work full-time with Barnardos and alongside the Ministry of Education in the Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS).

The Intensive Wraparound Service works with students who have complex behavioural needs (which may include intellectual impairment).  You will be working with the student and family/whanau 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 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

  • proven experience working with children, families/whanau and Maori and Pacific communities
  • to value diversity and encourage it in others, especially when working with children with high and complex needs and their families
  • the ability to work autonomously and manage competing priorities
  • 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
  • resilience and a clear understanding of your own self-care needs and when to practice them
  • a tertiary qualification in social work or other relevant qualification and a clean, unrestricted 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 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 a job description (PDF 1339KB)

For more information, email lesley.macken@barnardos.org.nz or phone 09 625 3687

Apply now

Teacher (Christchurch)

Closes 22 September

  • Established residential home – Christchurch
  • Unique challenging and rewarding role
  • Leading not-for-profit organization

We are looking for an experienced, qualified and innovative teacher to work with adolescent youth in a residential setting.  This permanent full-time role will contribute to the professional leadership of the education team in classroom practice and pedagogy and ensure the provision of quality education for youth is maintained.     

Our residential home operates 24/7, 365 days a year providing a therapeutic residential programme for up to 8 youth.  We are responsible for the youth’s daily care, liaison with therapists, provision of educational and residential programmes and ensuring their environment is safe and supportive.

To excel in this role, you will need a:

  • recognised and appropriate teaching qualification
  • current full practising certificate
  • substantial teaching career, ideally working with challenging children/youth or those with learning difficulties, socially at risk or with disruptive behaviours
  • experience in leading adults, including mentoring and coaching
  • sound understanding of pedagogical practice
  • self-motivation with high quality planning and organisational skills
  • excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • full clean driver’s licence and a current 1st Aid Certificate (desirable).   

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.

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For more information, email sue.harlow@barnardos.org.nz or phone 0275036092

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