Vacancy: Community Youth Worker, St Luke’s Church, Greytown

Do you love working with young people? Would you like to be involved in an exciting new church-community youth work initiative?

St Luke’s Church in Greytown, South Wairarapa, is partnering with Kuranui College, 24-7 Youth Work, and the Wairarapa Whanau Trust to place two youth workers in our local community to support and encourage our young people.

One role has already been filled. The current role being advertised is for someone (preferably a young woman) who would be placed in Kuranui College for 10 hours each week. The remaining hours would be based in the local community out of the St Luke’s Greytown community hall site. At the moment there are another 10 hours per week available for community youth work. However there is the opportunity to discuss increasing the total number of hours if this were to be a barrier to taking on the role.

What we’re offering:

– 20 hours (potentially more) at living wage (currently $20.20/hr);

– Supportive team environment;

– Professional supervision;

– On site supervision;

– Support for ongoing professional development and academic study;

– An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people in our area.

What we’re looking for:

– Someone who loves working with young people. Previous experience and qualifications, while beneficial, are not a must;

– Someone with integrity, commitment, and a great attitude who is well organised and able to manage their time well;

– Someone with vision who is able to help set up a community youth work initiative – but don’t worry, you’ll have lots of support;

– Preferably a young woman but we’re not sexist so why not apply anyway!

– A familiarity with te reo Maori and Maori tikanga would be beneficial;

– Someone who can get on board with our special character as a church. While being a practicing Christian is not a requirement for applying for this role the successful applicant will be representing us in the wider community so you’ll need to be on board with our vision to care for the least, the last, and the lost in our community.

– While the exact day-to-day tasks of the role will be dependent to a degree on the strengths and skills of the successful applicant the role will generally involve: 10 hours contact youth work time in Kuranui College per week, 5 hours PD per week, annual block course (paid for by us), and a fortnightly Friday night youth group based out of the St Luke’s community hall.

Interested? We would love to hear from you.  Click here to view job advertisement.