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Residential Night Attendant - Oranga Tamariki


Bay of Plenty, NZ

Residential Night Attendant

Permanent, Full Time, Rotorua

Are you passionate about working with youth and contributing to a safe community.


Our Youth Justice Residence ‘Te Maioha ō Parekarangi’ provides a safe, secure and supportive environment where young people who have offended can make changes and get their lives back on track. In addition to maintaining secure facilities, we aim to help rehabilitate young offenders. Residential Night Attendants and Youth Workers understand that the causes of offending are complex, and that successfully dealing with young offenders, demands action beyond simple punitive measures. 


About this role:
Our Youth Justice Residence operates as a 24/7 residential facility, Night Attendants work overnight shifts on a 3 week rotating roster within the hours of 10.00pm – 6.30am which will include weekends and public holidays.

Commitment to your hours is vital as the team works as one and all depend on each other, this also helps maintain the wellbeing of yourself and your colleagues. You will provide a safe and secure residence throughout the night which can include CCTV monitoring, and reporting on nightly activities.

Please note: all successful appointees will have a three week full-time induction programme (Monday-Friday) before working in the residence.
To be successful in this role, you will need: 
To be reliable, flexible and adaptable. Self-directed in your work practices, have initiative, and demonstrate sound judgement. Very good written and verbal communication skills are an essential requirement along-side:

  • A high level of honesty and integrity
  • A good level of computer literacy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A full, clean driver licence
  • A genuine interest in making a positive difference in the lives of young people
  • Understanding and appreciation of other cultures
  • Good initiative and the ability to make good, safe decisions quickly
  • To meet all our pre-employment checks
In return, we offer:
  • Salary range between $44,147 - $51,567 plus 30% penal payments on top of base salary
  • The potential to change lives in a challenging yet rewarding environment
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Regular supervision, training and career development opportunities
  • Discounts on Southern Cross Health Insurance
  • Access to a Government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates

How to apply: 
Please apply online using the “apply” button, all applications must be made online. It is important to include a CV and Covering Letter.
Internal Oranga Tamariki employees please apply online through your MyHR careers portal at work. For more information please contact

Applications close: 13th August 2020


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