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We employ paid Youth Workers and offer unpaid internships to aspiring Youth Workers, or those currently studying towards a Youth related qualification. We will periodically advertise here for both types of positions but you are also welcome to contact us directly to register your interest in working with us.

Current Vacancies

Youth Worker Position

Are you an awesome people person?

Are you easy-going, fun and good at making people feel welcome? Are you an outdoorsy-up-for-anything kind of person? Do you like to innovate and create? Can you organise and make things happen? Do you have experience working with young people aged 10-18 and up to 24 years old? If so, then you could be the person extraordinaire that we are looking for to join our dynamic crew at Whakatipu Youth Trust

Whakatipu Youth Trust is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic youth worker for a 40-hour-weekday, permanent position commencing in May/ June 2023.

  • Ideally you will be experienced in working with and mentoring youth in a one-to-one capacity, as well as, delivering outcomes-based programmes for young people.
  • You will have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and a high level of computer literacy, self-management, and personal integrity.
  • Candidates must have long-term accommodation secured in Queenstown.
  • Preference will be given to those who have experience in working with youth or a relevant qualification.
  • A current full clean New Zealand driver’s license is essential, and you must be legally entitled to work in NZ.
  • Applicants should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
  • Whakatipu Youth Trust is a child-safe organisation that are committed to following safe recruitment processes, including (and not limited to) police vetting.
  • Terms and conditions are negotiable for the right applicant.
  • Check out what we do at www.whakatipuyouthtrust.org.nz.
  • For a full job description and job application form, please email;
    Kirsty at info@whakatipuyouthtrust.org.nz
  • Applications close on May 15 2023.

Attendance Coordinator  

The Queenstown Central Lakes Attendance Service is looking for a full – time Attendance Coordinator. The primary purpose of this service is to support ākonga to attend and engage in learning at school. 

Location:  Central Otago 

Responsible to: Attendance Service Manager / Whakatipu Youth Trust General Manager 

Hours of Work: 40 hours 

We are looking for people who: 

  • Know their local community, iwi and schools. 
  • Have a deep understanding of the importance of regular school attendance for children and young people. 
  • Have an understanding of Māori rights and interests, a clear understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the rights and obligations established by Te Tiriti. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding, knowledge and experience of tikanga and Te Ao Māori. 
  • Have a strong understanding of the drivers of irregular and moderate absence and leading practice approaches to support engagement and attendance. 
  • Be skilled at working collaboratively with others to deliver shared objectives. 
  • Be confident in analysing and using data to provide insights and support decision making. 
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to support and/or influence a wide range of stakeholders. 
  • Have an ability to build trusting relationships and partnerships to achieve shared outcomes. 

The successful applicant will be competent in using databases to connect with schools and monitor ākonga attendance over time. Training and support will be provided. The successful applicant will need to be police vetted.  

Please email Kirsty at info@whakatipuyouthtrust.org.nz for the position description and job application form. 

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 23rd May 2023  

Whakatipu Youth Trust

4a/15 Red Oaks Drive
Frankton, Queenstown

9:30am - 6pm (Mon to Fri)

3:30pm - 6pm (Mon to Fri)

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