Child Youth and Family (CYF) Jobs

Child, Youth and Family is the Government’s agency that has the legal powers to intervene to protect and help children and young people who are being abused or neglected or who have problem behaviour. 

In May 2016, Cabinet agreed to the creation of a new, stand-alone agency to provide a single point of accountability for services for vulnerable children and young people and to drive the transformation of the vulnerable children’s system.  The Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki will be established on 1 April 2017 and will perform specific functions and services (and related/associated activities and operations) that are currently the responsibility of MSD, including all of the functions currently held by CYF.  

The focus will be on children and young people who are at significant risk of harm now and into the future as a consequence of their family environment, and/or their own complex needs, and young people who have offended or may offend in the future.  Oranga Tamariki will have a broader range of roles and responsibilities than those currently held by CYF. 

The Ministry’s new operating model will include five core services: 

• Prevention: The provision and co-ordination of prevention services for children and young people, in order to reduce the impact of early risk factors and help children and young people achieve better long-term outcomes.
• Intensive intervention: Early and effective identification, investigation and assessment where there are concerns around the safety or wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people, and high quality decision-making and intensive support that prioritises children’s need for stable loving care at the earliest opportunity.
• Care support: Partnering with caregivers and communities to ensure that children who cannot live with their birth parents develop a loving and stable relationship with another family, have their healing and recovery needs met, and maintain their connection with their birth family and whānau where possible.
• Youth justice: Preventing children and young people from offending and re-offending, holding young people to account for their offending behaviour, and providing a restorative justice opportunity for victims where appropriate.
• Transition support: Partnering with caregivers and communities to ensure young people get the loving care and support they need to grow into flourishing adults.

If you are applying for a role in CYF that commences prior to 1 April then your position will transfer to Oranga Tamariki with effect from 1 April.

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Residential Youth Workers (Permanent) - Whakatakapokai, Manurewa Auckland, NZ
Residential Youth Workers - Christchurch (Permanent) Canterbury, NZ
Casual Care Workers - Strathmore, Porirua and Upper Hutt Wellington, NZ
Residential Night Attendant - Christchurch (Permanent) Canterbury, NZ
Social Work Supervisor - Homai Auckland, NZ
Residential Night Attendant - Dunedin Otago, NZ
Team Leader Therapeutic Youth Home - Invercargill (Permanent) Southland, NZ
Night Assistant - Invercargill Southland, NZ
Supervisor Social Worker, Manurewa, Permanent Auckland, NZ
Care Worker - Invercargill (Permanent) Southland, NZ
Social Worker, Whakatane, Fixed Term/Secondment to 31.8.2017 Bay of Plenty, NZ
Supervisor - Engaging Challenging Youth Wellington, NZ
Specialist Social Workers - Engaging Challenging Youth, Wellington Wellington, NZ
Social Worker, Manurewa, Permanent Auckland, NZ
Social Worker - Whanganui (Permanent)
Social Worker - Whanganui (Permanent) Manawatu / Wanganui, NZ
Manawatu / Wanganui, NZ
Social Worker - Christchurch West Canterbury, NZ
Care and Protection Coordinator Care - Sydenham (Fixed Term until 30th June) Canterbury, NZ
Residential Night Attendant - Manurewa Auckland, NZ
Coordinator, YJ and Care & Protection - Greymouth West Coast, NZ
Youth Justice Manager - Western Region
Youth Justice Manager - Western Region Manawatu / Wanganui, NZ
Manawatu / Wanganui, NZ
Social Worker - Grey Lynn Auckland, NZ
Caregiver Social Worker, Nelson (Permanent, 32 Hours) Nelson / Tasman, NZ
Psychologist, Auckland Specialist Services, Permanent Auckland, NZ
Social Worker - Taranaki (Permanent) Taranaki, NZ
Social Worker, Onehunga, Fixed Term 1 year Auckland, NZ