Whare Kaimahi - Youth Residence Worker

Job Description:

We are seeking several compassionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as Whare Kaimahi - Residence Workers. In this role, you will provide support and guidance to youth residing in a residential home setting. Your primary responsibility will be to create a safe and nurturing environment for the youth while assisting them in their personal development and growth

Position Overview:

As a Whare Kaimahi, you will play a crucial role in providing care, guidance, and support to residents. Your primary responsibility will be to promote their overall well-being, personal development, and independence. You will work closely with a team of dedicated professionals to create a positive and inclusive environment.


  • Foster positive relationships with residents and provide emotional support.
  • Assist in developing and implementing individualized care plans.
  • Support residents in daily living activities, such as personal hygiene, meal preparation, and household chores.
  • Organize and participate in recreational and educational activities.
  • Encourage and facilitate the development of life skills, including communication, decision-making, and problem-solving.
  • Collaborate with the team to maintain a safe and secure living environment.
  • Document observations, incidents, and progress notes accurately and timely.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders, such as families, social workers, and healthcare professionals.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous experience working with young people with high needs is preferred but not essential. Training is provided.
  • A diploma or degree in social work, psychology, youth work, or a related field is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Empathy, patience, and a genuine passion for helping young people.
  • First aid and CPR certification (or willingness to obtain).
  • Valid full driver's license.

Application Process:

If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of youth and meet the qualifications for this position, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume, a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in this role, and two professional references via Seek.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible, as the recruitment process may begin before the stated deadline. Once a suitable candidate is selected and the position is filled, further applications will no longer be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We appreciate your understanding.