Youth Development Coordinator – Bays in Action
Part-time position: Starting from 15 hours per week. Hours may increase depending on funding available.
Location: Mary Thomas Centre, 3 Gibbons Road, Takapuna (office) and other venues as required across the North Shore.
Hourly rate: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour depending on experience.
Applications Close: 30 September
Purpose of Role
The Bays in Action Think Tank was established as a community-led collective to explore strength-based solutions to youth violence and bullying. What has emerged is a community-owned collective of community members, community agencies, schools, local businesses and local government; a group focussed on promoting greater wellbeing for all, with an intentional focus on youth development. A number of youth development initiatives have been identified: Bays Youth Voice, school attendance support, youth employment opportunities requiring a dedicated youth worker role to support their development and facilitation. Auckland North Community and Development (ANCAD) facilitates and supports initiatives developed by the Bays in Action collective.
- Convene monthly Youth Voice meetings and provide coordination of Youth Voice Groups activities to build their leadership, civic and youth engagement capabilities in a way that is responsive to the group’s needs.
- Support the development of youth-led initiatives with the Bays in Action working group.
- Support young people to improve their health, education, training and employment opportunities.
- Promote Bays Youth Voice and generate regular posts to social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram etc.
- Develop relationships and work with Māori and Pacific Rangatahi and networks within these communities.
- Undertake any special projects or ad-hoc assignments as required by management to contribute to the vision and strategic goals of Bays in Action.
- Promote and contribute to a healthy and safe workplace through active involvement in ANCAD processes and practices, and by complying with legislative and organisational guidelines and requirements, including key reporting and administrative tasks required for the role.
Key Attributes and Experience
- Ensures quality of work to a high standard. Demonstrable, effective written and oral communication with internal and external clients and stakeholders.
- Demonstrates excellent relationship-building skills and experience with internal and external stakeholders and ensures ongoing relationship with clients and organisation. Networks and established organisational relationships within the North Shore area advantageous.
- Ability to interact and communicate with all sectors in a way which inspires confidence and trust.
- Demonstrates strategic thinking and is solution-focused.
- Ability to work as an effective member of the team towards achieving the team goals and always demonstrates an appropriate work ethic.
- Ability to work in an autonomous environment and manage priorities in a timely fashion.
- Knowledge and previous experience working within the family violence sector advantageous. Knowledge and experience of community agencies, service providers and government agencies working within the youth-development sector in the Auckland North region.
- Knowledge and experience of Police, Oranga Tamariki and Health responses to support youth wellbeing on the North Shore.
- Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in late September/early October at the Mary Thomas Centre, Takapuna.
To apply with a CV and covering letter go here https://www.seek.co.nz/job/58467707