YOUTH COORDINATOR - ATTENDANCE SERVICES

  • Anonymous Company
  • Levin, Manawatu, New Zealand
  • Jul 09, 2024
Full-Time Children, Youth and Family Services Community Development Community Services

Job Description

We are seeking a person who is passionate about inclusive education, and keen to support students aged 6 to 16 years, who are currently disengaged from school, to attend school regularly.

 

Are you someone who builds positive and effective relationships with young people?

Are you relatable and committed? 

Are you able to organise yourself, information, and online reporting, and work independently? 

If you answered YES, then this role could be for you! 

 

WHO WE ARE 

HLC/Life to the Max is a community  organisation with a wide spectrum of social service, education and employment programmes. We work in partnerships, such as with students and their whānau to support Tamariki and Rangatahi to realise their full potential and create their future.  

 

ABOUT THE ROLE 

This role is in Attendance Services within our Social Services team (Life to the Max). Our Attendance Co-ordinators predominantly work with schools to manage attendance with an aim to achieve a sustainable return to school for students who are currently disengaged, and enable solutions towards better engagement in education. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Work with schools and manage a full caseload of referrals in a timely manner, connecting with students and whānau to create a back-to-school plan. 
  •  Liaise and refer effectively with key service providers and statutory agencies which collaborate to help create sustainable plans of re-engagement.  
  • Ensure timely and regular communication with schools on all referred students.   

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Previous experience working in partnership with young people /whānau  
  • Experience in implementing effective strengths-based interventions and supports for young people and their whānau 
  • Ability to apply theoretical concepts and professional knowledge to your day-to-day delivery and communications 
  • Knowledge of social support systems and local community resources 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Computer literacy across Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience using data platforms such as client management systems is advantageous (but not required of computer-literate, fast learners)
  • Ability to work cross-culturally and communicate effectively with a broad range of people
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to  tikanga Māori, te reo and Te Tiriti o Waitangi

A pre-employment police and safety check, including full vetting in accordance with Vulnerable Children requirements is required for this role, as is a current, full NZ driver’s licence. 

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS 

  • Enjoy being part of a supportive and engaged team 
  • Work within a dynamic organisation with many wraparound services 
  • Commitment to ongoing supervision and professional development 
  • Wellbeing benefit and additional summer holiday and birthday leave 

Organisation

Horowhenua Learning Centre

Job Summary

We are seeking a person who is passionate about inclusive education, and keen to support students aged 6 to 16 years, who are currently disengaged from school, to attend school regularly.

How to apply

To discuss the opportunity in more detail, or for a copy of the Job description, please contact Delphi Winters, Manager, Life to the Max on 06 368 1095 or email delphi.winters@lttm.org.nz 

 

Employer questions

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

Sector

Not for Profit