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 over 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

Administrator - Business Support (Auckland)

Closes 26 April

  • 20 hours a week, fixed term for six months
  • Barnardos KidStart Childcare
  • Leading not-for-profit organisation

We are looking for an experienced administrator with great planning and organising skills, excellent attention to detail and good numerical skills.

In this role you will build relationships with key staff in our childcare services and have a passion for numbers and reconcilations.

To undertake this role you will need at least two years previous experience in an administrative role and experience with account reconciliations.

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 804KB)

For more information email rachel.allen@barnardos.org.nz

Interviews will be held the week commencing 1st May 2017

Apply now

Administrator - Early Learning Centre (Cromwell)

Closes 12 May

  • Permanent part-time (10 hours per week)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, effective and efficient Administrator to work 10 hours per week supporting teaching staff to provide sustainable high quality early childhood education and care, that meets the individual needs of children and their families. Our purpose-built centre at Cromwell is well resourced, with spacious facilities, landscaped grounds and is staffed by a team of motivated and inspiring teachers.

To be a ‘shining star’ in this role and provide efficient and effective support to the Centre and the Manager you will bring:

  • excellent computer & data entry skills
  • previous office administration experience
  • strong oral & written communication skills
  • a passion to deliver outstanding customer service
  • an ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively
  • previous knowledge of the Infocare system would be an advantage

Tasks include processing invoices, debt management, producing weekly occupancy reports, staff rostering, some data entry and general administrative support; however ideal candidates would also need to have an interest and/or experience in meeting the needs of young children and be willing to turn their hand to anything !

If you thrive on variety and enjoy flexible working conditions, then we’d like to hear from you – this could be your next role !

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 77KB)

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

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.
  • We care about you and your family and provide discounted childcare.
  • 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, 1.17MB)

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

Apply now

Early Learning Centre Teacher — Casual (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.
  • We care about you and your family and provide discounted childcare.
  • 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, 1.17MB)

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

Early Learning Centre Teachers (Wellington)

Closes 5 May

  • 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 work in our brand new central Wellington centre.

Our centre will be 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 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, programme planning and organisation skills, a desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whānau and families.

Why work for us?

- An opportunity to 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
- An opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and whānau in Aotearoa

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

Barnardos believes that through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by our values and core principles, and Ngā Pou e Whā – our Māori strategy.

Download the job description (PDF 1,136KB)

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

Apply now

Early Learning Teacher — Auckland (Ōtara)

Closes 28 April

  • A strong Pasifika and Māori community
  • Great pay and professional development
  • A vibrant community-based centre

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic teacher to work in our community based centre in Ōtara, Auckland.

Our centre is 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 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, programme planning and organisation skills
  • You have a desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whānau and families.

Why work for us?

  • An opportunity to 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 provide discounted childcare
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and whānau in Aotearoa.

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

Barnardos believes that through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by our values and core principles, and Ngā Pou e Whā — our Māori strategy

This is a permanent, full-time role.

Download the job description (PDF, 1MB)

For more information, email pravina.ram@barnardos.org.nz.

Apply now

Head Teacher - Early Learning Centre (Wellington)

Closes 28 April

• Permanent - full time role
• Start date early June 2017
• New Centre – New Challenge – New Opportunity
• Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for an experienced and effective leader 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 to shape and build a brand new centre and teaching team within our soon to be opened new centre in central Wellington.

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 whanau in Aotearoa.

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 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.
- You are an enthusiastic, creative and dynamic leader who empowers people to do their best.

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 believes that through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by our values and core principles, and Ngā Pou e Whā – our Māori strategy

Download the job description (PDF 1,372KB)

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

Apply now

Visiting Teacher (Nelson)

Closes 25 April

  • Leading Not-For-Profit Organisation
  • Fixed term – part time (20hrs per week)
  • Varied and flexible work environment

We are looking for an experienced early childhood practitioner to support our home based educators providing excellent early learning outcomes for tamariki and whànau. The position is part-time (20 hours per week) from as soon as possible through until 27 October 2017.

We are looking for someone who has:

• an early childhood teaching qualification (minimum Diploma of Teaching)
• current full Education Council practising certificate
• knowledge and understanding of professional practice in early childhood education
• experience in leading adults, including mentoring and coaching
• knowledge and understanding of Ministry of Education legislation.
• experience in managing a busy and varied workload
• excellent verbal and written communication skills
• ability to build and maintain professional relationships with a range of people
• willingness to proactively build new business opportunities through community networks

The position is based in Nelson and reports to the Regional Manager Home Based Early Learning (based in Christchurch). As well as leading and growing the operation through new customer acquisition of a licensed home based network in Nelson, you will contribute to the regional home based service and work with other Barnardos business units.

The purpose of Barnardos KidStart is to provide high quality early childhood education and care that is customer centric, consistent and results in delivering high quality learning experiences. The successful applicant would work alongside our other Nelson-based Visiting Teacher.

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 1227KB)

For more information, email sandy.russell@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Visiting Teacher (Timaru)

Closes 1 May

  • Home Based Early Learning Services 
  • Fixed term – part time
  • Varied and flexible work environment

We are looking for an experienced early childhood practitioner to support the home based educators providing excellent early learning outcomes for tamariki and whānau. The position is part-time (25 hours per week) from as soon as possible through until 27 October 2017.

We are looking for someone who has:

• an early childhood teaching qualification
• current full Education Council practising certificate
• knowledge and understanding of professional practice in early childhood education
• experience in leading adults, including mentoring and coaching
• knowledge and understanding of Ministry of Education legislation.
• experience in managing a busy and varied workload
• excellent verbal and written communication skills
• ability to build and maintain professional relationships with a range of people
• willingness to proactively build new business opportunities through community networks

The position is based in Timaru and reports to the Regional Manager Home Based Early Learning (based in Christchurch). As well as leading and growing the operation of the licensed home based network in Timaru, you will also be part of a regional and national Barnardos team.

The purpose of Barnardos KidStart is to provide high quality early childhood education and care that is customer centric, consistent and results in delivering high quality learning experiences. The successful applicant would work alongside our other Visiting Teacher based in Oamaru.

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 1,227KB)

For more information email sandy.russell@barnardos.org.nz or phone 027 557 4423.

Apply now

 

Child & family services

Earthquake Support Worker (Hurunui & Kaikoura)

Closes 24 April (Kaikoura), 25 April (Hurunui)

  • Leading Not-For-Profit organisation
  • Two part-time positions (32 hours per week)
  • Fixed term to 31 March 2018

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and motivated social workers to provide wellbeing programmes and support for children and families in the Hurunui or Kaikoura District.

To be successful in this role, you need to have empathy, be resilient, flexible, and have a positive attitude and a good sense of humour.

The role is part of a wider social and psychosocial recovery programme in the Hurunui or Kaikoura district and will work collaboratively with other relevant services/providers/stakeholders, including CDHB Planning and Funding to achieve the best configuration of services that meet the psychosocial recovery needs in Hurunui or Kaikoura.

You will need to

  • have outstanding communication skills
  • have previous experience working with children and families
  • be able to work positively, empowering children and families
  • be an experienced facilitator of groups of both children and adults
  • have a sound understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • have a current 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, 942KB)

For more information -

Email jolene.salmond@barnardos.org.nz or phone 027 693 5038.

Apply now

Residential Youth Workers – Casual (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, 153KB)

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

Social worker – Family Support (Auckland)

Closes 25 April

We are looking for experienced social workers to join our Auckland Central/South Child & Family Services team.

In this role you will help families access community resources and reinforce positive parenting skills. This is a permanent position that is based at our Barnardos Office in Homai South Auckland.

To undertake this role you will need to be a qualified and registered Social Worker or working towards registration, with experience working with vulnerable children and their families, familiar with social work case management frameworks, as well as evidence-based parenting strategies.

In this role, excellent communication skills are key. You’ll also need resilience and flexibility, and the ability to build strong professional relationships with families and service providers. An unrestricted New Zealand driver’s license is also required. The successful applicant will be required to attend Lead Professional Training.

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

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity and every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. This is your chance to help create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by our values, and 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.

We are looking for two permanent positions - one full-time (40 hours per week), and one part-time (32 hours per week)

Download the job description (PDF, 731KB)

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

Apply now

Social Worker — Foster Care (Auckland)

Closes 24 April

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity and, 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 working to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to shine bright.

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

As a social worker in our foster care team, you will be involved in foster care recruitment and assessment across the wider Auckland region. This rewarding but challenging role supports foster care placements with a range of children, including some very complex backgrounds and needs requiring intensive placement support.

You will be

  • a qualified and fully registered social worker
  • experienced working with vulnerable children and their families using a social work case management framework
  • familiar with theory and practice around the impact of abuse and trauma.

We are ideally looking for someone with at least three years’ experience as a social worker.

Excellent communication skills are key. You’ll also need resilience, flexibility and the ability to build strong professional relationships with families and service providers. An unrestricted New Zealand driver’s license is also required.

In everything we do, we are guided by our values, and core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā — our vision for working with Māori.

Download the job description (PDF, 1MB)

For more information, email shirley.ryan@barnardos.org.nz or phone (09) 625 3657.

Apply now

Corporate services

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