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 Manager / Head Teacher (Hamilton)

Closes 7 September

  • A lovely homely feel with a mixed age Centre license – child centred and focused
  • A dedicated and motivated team of experienced and loving teachers
  • Has a positive relationship and partnership with the local Primary School

An exciting opportunity to manage an Early Learning Centre for a well-respected organisation that will support you and your team to make a difference

Download the position description (PDF 1,608KB)

To view the full job advertisement and to apply click below

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Qualified Teacher - Early Learning (Mangere & Clendon, Auckland)

Closes 18 August

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

We are looking for enthusiastic teachers to join our Mangere and Clendon teams.

Download the position description (PDF 1,115 KB)

To view the full job advertisement and to apply click below

Apply now

Visiting Teacher (Southland/Otago)

Closes 20 August

  • Home Based Early Learning service
  • Part-time permanent (15 hours per week)
  • Variety & flexibility

Are you a self-starter with proven leadership skills who understands the role of mentor ?

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced early childhood teacher to join our home-based early learning team based in Invercargill. The role reports to the Regional Manager Home Based Early Learning (based in Christchurch) and has a requirement to travel in the wider Southland/Otago region.

The purpose of Barnardos Early Learning is to provide high quality early childhood education and care that is customer centric, consistent and results in delivering high quality learning experiences. Visiting Teachers are experienced early childhood practitioners who mentor and support the home based Educators in their network to provide excellent early learning outcomes for tamariki and whānau.

Visiting Teacher key responsibilities include:

  • Grow and develop a network of home-based Educators 
  • Develop Educators to assess and plan for children’s learning, and provide positive learning environments, consistent with the early childhood curriculum – Te Whàriki
  • Provide professional development opportunities for Educators to support the ongoing development of their practice
  • Facilitate enrollments of new Educators including induction and training
  • Actively and positively promote Barnardos Early Learning when working with Educators, families/whānau and the community.

Skills and experience required:

  • an early childhood teaching qualification (minimum Diploma of Teaching)
  • current full NZ Education Council practising certification
  • current 1st Aid 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
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • the ability to build and maintain professional relationships 
  • the ability to juggle a busy and varied workload 
  • a full clean NZ drivers 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.

To apply please email your CV, Cover Letter and Candidate Declaration Form (available on main page of Barnardos website 'Work For Us' page) to rose.coppen@barnardos.org.nz

Download the position description (PDF 1,200KB)

Applications close 5:00pm Monday 20 August 2018

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.

Children's Contact Supervisor (Auckland)

Closes 22 August

  • Be part of New Zealand’s largest children’s charity
  • A challenging role with a huge amount of satisfaction
  • Permanent Part Time

Are you a confident person who is keen to provide a service that supports children and families?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Download the position description (PDF 997KB)

To view the full job advertisement and to apply click below

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Intensive Wraparound Service Facilitator (Auckland)

Closes 30 August

  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Be part of New Zealand’s largest children’s charity
  • Permanent full-time or part-time role

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 1,340 KB)

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Lead Clinician (Christchurch)

Closes 26 August

  • Be part of New Zealand's largest children's charity
  • Unique and challenging role
  • Permanent full-time role

Looking for senior clinician with leadership experience to work at Te Poutama Arahi Rangatahi residential service.

Download the position description (PDF 1MB)

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Residential Worker - Specialist Group Home (Christchurch)

Closes 2 September

  • permanent, full time role with rostered shift work offering flexibility
  • exciting opportunity to join the team at our new specialist group home
  • a chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids

Do you thrive on variety, enjoy flexible working conditions, and are looking for a rewarding new challenge, then this role is for you!

Download the position description (PDF 1,015 KB)

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Senior Administrator (Wellington)

Closes 28 August

  • Bring your great planning and organising skills
  • Work with a great team of passionate people
  • Part-time, fixed term position 16 months.

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 1,110KB)

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Social Worker (Gisborne)

Closes 20 August

  • 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?

If so, we would love to hear from you! 

Download the position description (PDF 1,300 KB)

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Social Worker (Wiri, Auckland)

Closes 27 August

  • 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)

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Social Worker - Specialist Group Home (Wellington)

Closes 24 August

  • 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!

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Corporate services

Learning Management System Advisor (Wellington)

Closes 22 August

  • Be our Learning Management System expert
  • Work with a fantastic team of passionate people
  • Great Cuba-precinct location in the 'coolest little capital in the world'

Do you have what it takes to be the 'go-to' person on our growing Learning Management System?

If so, we'd love to hear from you! 

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Trusts & Grants Fundraiser (Wellington)

Closes 20 August

  • Central Wellington Location
  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Full Time Role

Are you a Fundraiser with trusts and grants experience who thrives in working in a close-knit and vibrant team?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

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