Southland Youth One Stop Shop

Transition Coach - Full Time position

Work in a team where you will support rangatahi aged 15 - 24 years who are transitioning from long-term care or youth justice residential placement to independence and adulthood.

  • Deliver intensive 1:1 relationship building

  • Provide appropriate supports identified by rangatahi

  • Facilitate group programmes

About the role

As a Transition Coach, you will work as part of a small team responsible for the successful transition of rangatahi into independence and adulthood.  You will liaise with rangatahi, whānau, Oranga Tamariki, Police Officers, Lawyers, employment agencies, Work and Income, and other NGO's. 

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Rangatahi Support - working effectively with rangatahi to develop enduring life skills and support networks so rangatahi can be independent and contribute positively to the community during their adult lives.

  • Multidisciplinary Teamwork - rangatahi may have multiple agencies and supports already in place.  You will work with rangatahi alongside agencies and support networks to advocate for the rangatahi's needs and build capacity for independent adult life.

  • Case Management - this involves ensuring high quality and accurate case notes are recorded after every rangatahi session and case files are up to date and maintained.

Skills and Experience

To be successful, you will need

  • Qualifications - a relevant qualification e.g. social work, youth work, health, teaching (level 6 or above).  Exceptions may be made for people with significant relevant experience.

  • Young women - you will understand and be able to engage effectively with young women between 15 and 24 years old.

  • Resilience - there are times when working with rangatahi you will be exposed to challenging situations, sensitive issues and multiple rangatahi needs at once.

  • Trauma informed practice - you will understand the impact of trauma on rangatahi and adolescent brain development.

  • Youth-focus - you can build safe, supporting, trust-based working relationships with rangatahi.  You will understand youth cultures and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.

  • Strength-based practice - you are able to understand and appreciate the skills rangatahi have used to manage and successfully navigate their world.

  • Covid-19 vaccination - As we are a Health and Social Service provider, staff are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted to work at Number 10.  You will be required to disclose your vaccination status as part of this application.

  • Full drivers license

About Number 10, Southland Youth One Stop Shop

Number 10 Southland Youth One Stop Shop opened its doors in 2008 to respond to the needs of young people in Southland.  We offer wrap-around services that includes Doctors, Nurses, Case Coordinator as well as Youth and Transition Coaches to young people aged 10-24 years. Using a strengths-based approach we empower the health and wellbeing of young people in a safe, youth-friendly environment. 

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How to Apply

Applications must include cover letter, CV and completed Number 10 application form.

Number 10 Application Form and full job description are available from or

Completed applications should be submitted to by 4pm on Friday,20 May 2022.  Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Successful applicants will be required to complete Police vetting


Number 10 reserves the right to close applications earlier if the right applicant presents before the close date.


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Please note:

  • Number 10  is covered by the Covid vaccination mandate which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster when due) - proof of vaccination will be required

  • We may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time

  • Successful applicants will be required to complete Police vetting