Youth Worker Navigator

  • Anonymous Company
  • Rotorua Central, Bay of Plenty
  • Jul 09, 2024
Full-Time Community Development Community Services

Job Description

Do you have a passion for working with rangatahi (aged 15 to 24) who are unemployed or not in education or training (NEET), or are at risk of long-term unemployment?  Would you like to support these rangatahi to actively engage in learning or to attain and sustain employment?  Do you like to work in a fun and inspiring environment? If so, this may be the job for you!!

Taiohi Tūrama - Rotorua Centre for Youth (previously known as the Rotorua Youth Centre) is looking for a motivated and experienced Youth Worker Navigator to be part of our Youth Employment team.

As a Youth Worker Navigator you will:

  • work as part of a collaborative team alongside the Youth Employment Manager, the Education to Employment Vocational Broker, the Workplace Opportunities Broker and 4 other Youth Worker Navigators. 
  • Identify and recruit rangatahi (aged 15 to 24 years) who are NEET or at a high risk of becoming NEET.
  • Work in a culturally competent way (with 76% of the rangatahi we work with identifying as Māori).
  • Work with, and support, rangatahi to identify individual support needs, develop aspirational pathway plans and build quality relationships.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and support for rangatahi and help them with navigating their journey to achieve their tailored pathway plan (including whānau where able).
  • Support rangatahi to develop the seven employability skills, additional work readiness and life skills.
  • Work in partnership with the Workplace Opportunities Broker to identify possible job or training opportunities, in particular vocational pathways.
  • Work within a collaborative Pūtake Nui approach within all aspects of work.

Our successful candidate will be willing to develop their understanding of youth development best practice and/or undertake training in youth development if they do not come with this; have an ability to provide a tailored approach (including information, skills, knowledge, connections, guidance, employment opportunities and pastoral care) that supports rangatahi to being work-ready, and gain and sustain employment; provide collaboratively, with ‘partners, an intensive and comprehensive wrap-around service to remove the barriers our rangatahi face; demonstrate professionalism and strong work ethic, including maintaining confidentiality; and, be creative, innovative, flexible and able to use initiative. 

Taiohi Tūrama is a not for profit organisation funded by Government agencies (including Te Whatu Ora and the Ministry of Social Development)) and other organisations through contracts and grants. We are a dedicated Youth One Stop Shop with the vision that all ‘Rotorua youth reach their full potential’.

All service delivery will be underpinned by our vision, mission, values, principles.

We are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) and youth development.

We are offering a competitive salary and a great work environment! 


Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust

Job Summary

Do you have a passion for working with rangatahi (aged 15 to 24) who are unemployed or not in education or training (NEET), or are at risk of long-term unemployment?

How to apply

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!!

For further information, or to request a job description please contact Wanda Ashby at or 021 476 867.

Applications for this position will close at 12pm on Friday 26 July 2024; however, it will close earlier if a suitable applicants are found prior to this date.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?


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