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

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Auckland Region)

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 Teacher (Cromwell)

Closes 2 June

  • Fixed Term maternity cover position – 12 months
  • Part-time 10 hours per week
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

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

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

To undertake this role you will 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

Download the job description (PDF 1,136KB)

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

Apply now

 

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Ōamaru)

Closes 29 May

  • Permanent position - 35 hours per week
  • Join our experienced team
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic teacher to work in our community–based Ōamaru centre.

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 or working towards completion
• 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.

Download the position description (PDF 1,136KB)

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

Apply now

ELC Teacher/Teacher in training (Palmerston North)

Closes 24 May

  • Come and join our lovely team at Barnardos KidStart in Palmerston North.
  • We have a beautiful centre nestled in the wonderful Manawatu. We are a mixed age centre and were looking for a teacher in training to join our team.
  • We currently have a 30 hour per week position available with training assistance for the right applicant.

We are looking for a teacher in training who is respectful, motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about ECE in a mixed age setting.

In this role you will nurture tamariki through free movement in a strong primary care environment with a strong focus on respectful partnerships with tamariki and their whānau. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a unique centre with a friendly and professional team.

To undertake this role you will need to be working towards your Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education).

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 position description (PDF 1,136KB)

For more information email; aimee.simcox@barnardos.org.nz or phone 063500043

Apply now

Applications close 24 May 2017

Interviews will be held the week commencing 29 May 2017

 

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Pakuranga, Auckland)

Closes 9 June

  • Great pay and professional development
  • A vibrant community based centre

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic teacher that will bring knowledge and able to provide support and mentoring to our Pakuranga Early Learning Centre team.
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, 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?

• 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 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.

This is a permanent, full-time role.

Download the position description (PDF 1,136KB)

For more information on this position please email sevgi.ikinci@barnardos.org.nz

Interviews will be held the week commencing 14 June 2017

Apply now

Head Teacher - Early Learning Centre (Auckland)

Closes 31 May

  • Ōtara Early Learning Centre.
  • A community feel based centre with lots of involvement with family engagement.
  • A dedicated team of experienced and loving teachers in a fabulous area and community.

We are looking for a fully registered teacher in this Senior role. A leader with strong relationship and interpersonal skills and with business and management acumen. Strengths in building, empowering and mentoring a dedicated team of teachers. In this role you will have commitment to promoting the well-being of all ākonga and commitment to bi-cultural partnership of Aotearoa.

To undertake this role you will need a current Teachers registration Certificate, first aid certificate, and Early Childhood Education knowledge and experience.

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 position description (PDF 1,372KB)

For more information email celia.colcord@barnardos.org.nz or phone 04 9625 3737

Applications close 31st May 2017

Interviews will be held the week commencing 8th June 2017

Apply now

Visiting Teacher (Timaru)

Closes 31 May

  • 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

Social Worker (Christchurch)

Closes 1 June

  • Leading not-for-profit organization
  • Hours negotiable

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Social Worker to be part of the Clinical team at the Te Poutama Àrahi Rangatahi therapeutic residential programme. The residence provides a comprehensive and integrated residential treatment programme for adolescent males who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour and the team requires someone who is resilient, has a positive attitude and ideally has had previous experience working in a therapeutic environment.

To undertake this role you will need to:

• Be a registered social worker who has a recognised qualification under the current requirements of the Social workers Registration Act 2003 (Bachelor or Diploma of Social Work)
• Have had at least 3 years previous experience in social work
• Have current knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and regulations
• Be the holder of a current NZ full drivers licence

Bi-cultural knowledge and awareness, and knowledge of Tikanga Māori is an advantage.

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.

If you have a passion to work with youth, have a drive to make a positive and genuine difference in young people’s lives, then we would like to hear from you.

Download the job description (PDF 2,034KB)

For more information email alison.rance@barnardos.org.nz or phone 03 3490088

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.

Corporate services

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