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

Regional Manager, Barnardos Early Learning (Wellington)

Closes 12 July

  • Early Childhood Education Leadership Role
  • NZ's Foremost Social Enterprise Business
  • Commercial Operational Focus

An opportunity for an outstanding business leader, looking to positively impact on the lives of children and families in our local communities. 

Download the position description (PDF 1,447 KB)

For more information email lesley.brown@barnardos.org.nz

To view the full job advertisement and apply click below

Apply now

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.

Centre Manager / Head Teacher (Porirua or Lower Hutt)

Closes 8 july

  • NZ's leading social enterprise business
  • Established, community-focused Centres
  • Awesome professional development support

We have an exciting opportunity to manage an Early Learning Centre for a well-respected organisation that will support you and your team to make a real difference to young lives.

Based at Porirua or Lower Hutt Early Learning Centre - please specify in your cover letter which centre you are interested in. 

Download the position description (PDF 1,375KB)

For more information email lesley.brown@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Educator - Early Learning Centre (Mangere, Auckland)

Closes 24 June

  • Exciting opportunity to join an established centre
  • Competitive salary and excellent professional development support
  • Be a part of an incredible organisation committed to quality early learning

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic teacher to join our team, part-time (32.5 hours per week), for a fixed term contract (July 18 - Jan 19)

Download the position description (PDF 1,110 KB)

For more information email kate.yoxall@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Head Teacher (Mangere, Auckland)

Closes 24 June

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

Download the position description (PDF 1,375KB)

For more information please email kate.yoxall@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Head Teacher - Early Learning Centre (Henderson, Auckland)

Closes 24 June

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

Download the job description (PDF 1,375KB)

For more information, email kate.yoxall@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

 

Home-Based Educator

All regions

Change a child's future

We have exceptional career opportunities for passionate individuals to join our team of in-home early learning educators enabling the potential of Kiwi kids.

If you are committed to children’s learning and development and can provide a safe, nurturing environment in your home for up to 4 children aged under 5 then we would be interested in talking to you.

Join a purpose-driven team

Barnardos is a not-for-profit organisation committed to doing more to protect, support and educate New Zealand tamariki and their whānau/families. Our education arm, Barnardos Kidstart, offers home- and centre-based early learning programmes for under 5s designed to meet the needs of our local communities. We support educators to use Te Whāriki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum.

Feel supported

We encourage and support our educators to learn and succeed by providing

  • regular visits & support from qualified early childhood teachers
  • educational support and training
  • professional development
  • educational resources
  • being part of a caring, skilled team of professionals.

What it takes

To be an in-home educator, you need a

  • home and personal background that meets our robust health and safety requirements
  • desire to make every moment a teachable one
  • passion for nurturing, inspiring and delighting children in your care
  • commitment to creating lifelong learners
  • willingness to connect with parents as partners in their child's education
  • background or experience working with children.

Take action today

If you see a future as part of a supportive, caring community of teachers, educators and parents, while still having the freedom to run your own business caring and educating under 5s, take action. Do more now for the future of our nation’s children — the tamariki of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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

Apply now

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

Closes 24 June

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

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

Download the job description (PDF 1,110KB)

For more information, email kate.yoxall@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

 

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

Closes 1 July

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

Download the position description (PDF 1.08MB)

For more information, email kate.yoxall@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

 

Qualified Teacher (Pakuranga)

Closes 24 June

  • Exciting opportunity to join an established centre
  • Competitive salary and professional development support
  • Be a part of an incredible organisation committed to quality early learning

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic teacher to join our team, on a permanent, part-time basis (30 hours per week)

Download the position description (PDF 1,110KB)

For more information email kate.yoxall@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Regional Manager, Barnardos Early Learning (Wellington)

Closes 12 July

  • Early Childhood Education Leadership Role
  • NZ's Foremost Social Enterprise Business
  • Commercial Operational Focus

An opportunity for an outstanding business leader, looking to positively impact on the lives of children and families in our local communities. 

Download the position description (PDF 1,447 KB)

For more information email lesley.brown@barnardos.org.nz

To view the full job advertisement and apply click below

Apply now

Visiting Teacher (Waitakere, Auckland)

Closes 6 July

  • Competitive salary and excellent professional development support
  • Use your teaching experience to mentor others
  • Be a part of an incredible organisation committed to quality early learning

Work with home-based educators to provide high quality learning and care for tamariki.  

Download the position description (PDF 1,200 KB)

For more information email beckie.bews@barnardos.org.nz

To view the full job advertisement and to apply click below

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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.

Social Worker (Gisborne)

Closes 29 June

  • Work with a tight knit, supportive team
  • Be part of New Zealand’s largest children’s charity
  • Permanent full-time role

Are you a outcomes driven, empathetic and resourceful social worker keen to make a real difference to the lives of children in Aotearoa? 

Download the position description (PDF 1,300KB)

For more information contact dianne.saunders@barnardos.org.nz

To view the full job advertisement or to apply click below

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Service Manager (Nelson)

We are looking for a pro-active and resilient person to lead the practice and operational management of a strong team of social service professionals, many of them social workers, and providing support to clients via an extensive range of Barnardos Child & Family Services in the Nelson/Marlborough region, based in our Nelson office.  

Download the position description (PDF 1 MB)

For more information, email christine.rodda@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Social Worker - Family Support (Levin, Horowhenua)

Closes 18 June

  • Work with a tight knit, supportive team
  • Be part of New Zealand’s largest children’s charity
  • Permanent part-time role

Are you a outcomes driven, empathetic and resourceful social worker keen to make a real difference to the lives of children in Aoteroa?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Download the position description (PDF 1,288 KB)

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

Apply now

Social Worker – Specialist Group Home

Closes 24 June

  • Work with a tight knit, supportive team
  • Provide a supportive, therapeutic programme within a residential setting
  • Be part of New Zealand’s largest children’s charity

Are you a social worker with adolescent, residential setting and family work experience?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Download the position description (PDF 1,550KB)

For more information contact tesa.enari@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Youth Worker - Residential Group Home (Wellington)

Closes 26 June

  • Work with a tight knit, supportive team
  • Be part of New Zealand’s largest children’s charity
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

Are you a youth worker experienced in finding dynamic and creative ways to support rangatahi to reach their full potential?

Download the position description (PDF 970 KB)

For more information email tesa.enari@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Corporate services

Payroll Manager (Wellington)

Closes 1 July

Are you a professional payroll expert able to manage the critical end to end function of payroll?  

We would love to hear from you! 

Download the position description (PDF 1,180 KB)

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

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Marketing Specialist – Programmes and Projects (Wellington)

Closes 27 June

  • Join a children's charity with a strong vision for the future
  • Be part of fostering brand and service awareness via a variety of channels
  • Cool Cuba Street area location in the most livable city in the world

Are you a strong marketer with a passion for delivering on brand ?

Do you enjoy a mix of creativity and project work? Are you a brilliant all rounder ?

If so we would love to hear from you! 

Download the position description (PDF 973 KB)

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Finance Officer (Wellington)

Closes 1 July

  • Part-time role, fixed term role offering great flexibility
  • Central Wellington Location
  • Be the “go to” person for accounts processing

Do you want to be part of a dynamic, close knit team committed to process improvement and working closely with business units across all of Barnardos?

Download the position description (1,170 KB)

For more information contact constance.lundy@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now