We have a vacancy: We are looking for a great Youth Worker


  • Great team environment
  • Flexible hours
  • A real opportunity to make a difference
  • Fixed term, part time position (40 weeks, 20 hours p/w)

Shama, Hamilton Ethnic Women’s Centre Trust is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated Youth Worker to deliver programmes that are culturally and age appropriate to ethnic youth. This includes planning, organising and overseeing a community programme designed to redress inequalities and facilitate the personal, social and emotional development of young people between the ages of 12-17.

Reporting to the Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and delivering the Youth Explore Programme.
  • Prepare and submit monthly report.
  • Referring clients to community services if needed, to help them achieve their goals.
  • Networking and maintaining good relations with other service providers and stakeholders.

The key skills required for this role are:

  • The candidate must have or is studying towards a social work, counselling or teaching degree.
  • Passion and understanding of Social Justice.
  • Rapport with youth
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, maturity, good judgement and flexibility.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Full drivers Licence
  • Clean NZ Police checks

Preference is given to those who have:

  • Experience working with ethnic communities.
  • More than 1 language ability
  • Experience of working with at risk families

If you feel you fulfil the above requirements and are committed to our vision “For all ethnic women in New Zealand to achieve their aspiration as Mana Wahine, to be respected and recognised for their contribution to their whanau, communities and the wider New Zealand society”, please email your covering letter and CV to

For any queries, please call 027 3917971 or (07) 843 3811. Application close 19th July at 5pm.

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