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

Become an 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 Early Learning, 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 BARNARDOS (0800 227 627) for more information.

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 1,115 KB)

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

Centre Administrator (Mangere, Auckland)

Closes 16 October

  • Bring your great planning and organising skills
  • Work with a great team of passionate people
  • 20 hours per week, located in Mangere

Are you a well-organised and efficient administrator looking for a role where you can make a difference?

If so, we'd love to hear from you!

Download the position description (PDF 780KB)

To view the full job advertisement and to apply click below

Apply now

Cook (Waitakere – Cranwell Park)

Closes 22 October

  • Beautiful, modern, new centre and kitchen
  • Central Waitakere location
  • Be a part of an incredible organisation committed to quality early learning

Are you an enthusiastic cook with a strong commitment to the health and well-being of children?

If so we’d love to hear from you!

Download the position description (PDF 1,260KB)

To view the full job advertisement and to apply click below

Apply now

Early Childhood Education - Home Based. Regional Manager (Lower Hutt)

Closes 16 October

  • Rare Regional Management Opportunity
  • Early Childhood Education Leadership Role
  • NZ’s Foremost Social Enterprise Business

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

Download the position description (PDF 450 KB)

To view the full job advertisement and to apply please click below

Apply now

Pedagogy and Quality Assurance Adviser (Auckland)

Closes 29 October

This role is part of the National Pedagogy and Quality Assurance team, providing professional advice to our Early Learning Centres and Home Based networks. Your leadership, passion and self-management skills will enable you to make a real contribution to our team. 

Download the position description (PDF 1,300 KB)

Apply now

Qualified Teacher (Clendon, Auckland)

Closes 31 October

Based in Clendon, you will work in partnership with parents and whānau to encourage children’s curiosity, learning and development. You will assess, plan and implement a curriculum to infants, toddlers and young children that reflects current approaches to effective teaching and learning.

Download the position description (PDF 1,120 KB)

Apply now

Teacher - Early Learning (Turua)

Closes 17 October

  • A country community centre with lots of family engagement.
  • Dedicated and committed team of experienced and loving teachers.
  • Child centred focus with competent and confident learners

As our children are precious taonga we are looking for a loving and enthusiastic Teacher to work in our Turua Early Centre in Hauraki/Waikato area.

Download the position description (PDF 1,120 KB) 

To view the full job advertisement and to apply click below

Apply now

Visting Teacher (Lower Hutt)

Closes 30 October

The Visiting Teacher leads a network of Home Based Educators. The role includes coaching, mentoring and supporting Home Based Educators to provide excellent early learning outcomes for tamariki.

We are looking for an experienced, qualified and certificated ECE teacher to join our home-based early learning team on a permanent basis (Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week).

Download the position description (PDF 1,200KB)

Apply now

 

Child & family services

Administrator (Wellington)

Closes 26 October

  • Bring your great planning and organising skills
  • Work with a great team of passionate people
  • 20hrs a week, fixed term position 12 months Maternity Leave cover (8am -12pm)

Are you a well-organised and efficient administrator looking for a role where you can make a difference?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Download the position description (PDF 920 KB)

To view the full job advertisement and to apply click below

Apply now

Casual Residential Youth Workers (Christchurch)

We are looking for suitably qualified and/or experienced Residential Youth Workers to provide casual relief support (day shifts and night shifts), which sometimes is requested at short notice at Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi, a residential treatment facility based in Christchurch, managed by Barnardos.

Shift times are:

  • 6.30am to 3pm
  • 2.00pm to 10.30pm
  • 10.30pm to 6.30am.

The facility is the only one of its kind in New Zealand, which accommodates males aged 12–16 years who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour. The facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing treatment, education and residential care for up to 12 residents at any one time.

Working in a residential treatment environment can be challenging but it is also rewarding. The role of a casual Residential Youth Worker is to support youth to make positive changes in their lives. If you thrive on variety, a challenge and enjoy flexible working conditions, then a role like this could be ideal for you.

To be successful you will need:

  • experience and skills working with youth in a residential setting (highly desirable)
  • a formal qualification in human services (or currently studying towards one) is highly desirable
  • a current full driver’s licence (required)
  • passion for working with youth, and a belief that young people deserve the opportunity to grow and learn
  • professional integrity
  • resilience and dedication.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

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

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

If you believe you have the knowledge, skills and attitude and are prepared to work hard then we would be interested to hear from you. 

Download the job description (PDF 383KB)

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

Domestic Violence Programme Coordinator (Lower Hutt)

Closes 26 October

  • Full-time, 35 hours a week
  • Engage and support people who have been affected by domestic violence.
  • Be part of New Zealand’s largest children’s charity

Are you an experienced social or whānau worker who is keen to engage and support women and children who have been affected by domestic violence?

Download the position description (PDF 1,382 KB)

To view the full job advertisement and to apply click below

Apply now

Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (Napier)

Closes 19 October

  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Be part of New Zealand’s largest children’s charity

Are you an experienced social or whānau worker with strong administration skills?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Download the position description (PDF 1,400 KB)

To view the full job advertisement and to apply click below

Apply now

Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (Rodney & North Shore, Auckland)

Closes 31 October

Barnardos and the Ministry of Education deliver the Intensive Wraparound Service which 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.

This full-time permanent role working out of Albany MOE Office. This can be a challenging role 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.

Download the position description (PDF 1,340 KB)

Apply now

Social/Support Worker (Dunedin)

Closes 21 October

  • opportunity to grow your experience
  • permanent part-time 30 hours per week
  • be part of New Zealand's largest children's charity

This high variety role will develop Children's Safety programmes, undertake assessments & facilitate FTFS programmes & assess family breakdown needs.

Download the position description (PDF 1,513KB)

To view the full job advertisement and to apply click below

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Social Worker (Christchurch)

Closes 31 October

As a Social Worker you will work directly with tamariki and whānau in their own environment helping to develop resiliency, reinforce positive parenting, and assist tamariki and whānau to access community resources.  

The role provides quality assessment around family harm, delivers safety programmes to children, young people and their families and includes safety planning, individual case planning, risk assessment and will work within a safety response pilot programme.  

Download the position description (PDF 1,300KB) 

Apply now

Social Worker (Invercargill)

Closes 19 October

  • Work directly with children in a school environment
  • Be part of New Zealand’s largest children’s charity
  • Permanent part-time role (30 hours per week)

Are you a qualified &/or experienced Social Worker passionate about working with children & their families/whanau?

If yes we’d love to hear from you!

Download the position description (PDF 1,300KB)

To view the full job advertisement and to apply click below

Apply now

Social Worker - Te Whare Kōtare (Glendene, Auckland)

Closes 5 November

Our new specialist  home Te Whare Kōtare (based in Glendene, Auckland) will provide a safe, supportive and therapeutic programmes for 5 young women, in preparation for transitioning back into the community/whānau/caregivers or otherwise into independence. 

  • Working with a team of committed Residential Youth Workers, you will work with a multidisciplinary team including  family to provide a trauma-informed approach to care
  • You will be part of a team committed to providing a home with a strong focus on healing: prevention, repair and restoration of wellbeing

Download the position description (PDF 1,480 KB)

Apply now

 

Youth Worker - Residential (Waitakere/West Auckland)

Closes 5 November

Our new Residential Home will provide a safe, supportive and therapeutic programme for young women, in preparation for transitioning back to their whānau, caregivers or otherwise into independence. 

  • A part of a team of committed Residential Youth Workers, you will work with a multidisciplinary team including their family to provide a trauma-informed approach to their care
  • You will be part of a team committed to providing a home with a strong focus on healing: prevention, repair and restoration of wellbeing
  • As an engaging and fun youth worker, you will be ready to get stuck in and participate in activities and be a champion advocate for their voice.

Download the position description (PDF 970 KB)

Apply now

Corporate services

Chief Executive (Wellington)

Closes 5 October

 

  • Strong leadership
  • Respect and passion

Barnardos is focused on helping New Zealand children and families, administering over 700 staff across 53 locations. In 2017, Barnardos reached over 50,000 children, youth, and parents through its outreach programmes. Barnardos provides early childhood education, social services, foster care, support for parents and whānau and a voice to advocate for tamariki at the policy level.

Barnardos is seeking a Chief Executive who will continue to build on the successes of the organisation. You will be an experienced leader with a strong moral compass, able to speak with confidence and courage, and possess the ability to drive the objectives of the organisation. You will have the foresight to identify opportunities and further evolve and strengthen the organisation for the future, while working alongside government agencies and other NGOs to enhance the provision of quality services.

You will have demonstrated experience in the social sector, and an understanding of government agencies and central government, blended with commercial acumen. You have an in-depth understanding of working with different cultures, in particular Māori. The nature of Barnardos, and its unique relationship with government, means that your relationship building, and stakeholder engagement skills, will be instrumental in your success in this role.

He taonga te mokopuna, kia whāngaia, kia tupi, kia rea.

A child is a treasure, to be nurtured, to grow, to flourish.

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday, 5 October 2018

APPLY OR VIEW THE POSITION DESCRIPTION: www.jacksonstone.co.nz

REFERENCE: 5326

FURTHER ENQUIRIES: David Hollander or Russell Spratt on 04 550 8000