Youth Coach engaging with Māori and Pasifika young men - Full Time position

Work in a team where you will support rangatahi aged 10 - 24 years who require mentoring and guidance to support the development of skills to reach their full potential.

  • Deliver 1:1 and group mentoring to rangatahi

  • Support rangatahi to set and achieve goals

  • Develop and facilitate group programmes and camps

About the role

As a Youth Coach, you will work as part of a team responsible for the delivery of mentoring and guidance to rangatahi.  You will liaise with rangatahi, whānau, Oranga Tamariki, Number 10 Case Coordinator, employment agencies, Work and Income, schools, teachers, and other NGO's.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Youth Mentoring - working effectively with rangatahi to develop skills that support rangatahi to set and achieve goals that develop their social, emotional, cultural and physical wellbeing.

  • Group Facilitation – develop and deliver group programmes that support the social, emotional, cultural and physical wellbeing of rangatahi.

  • Case Management - record high quality and accurate case notes after every rangatahi session and ensure case files are up to date and maintained.

Skills and Experience

To be successful, you will need

  • Qualifications - a relevant qualification e.g. social services, youth work, youth development (level 4 or above).  Exceptions may be made for people with significant relevant experience.

  • Māori and Pasifika young men - you will understand and be able to engage effectively with young men between 10 and 24 years old who identify as Māori or Pasifika.

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi – you will have a commitment to working in a culturally responsive way and an understanding of biculturalism.

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

  • 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.

  • Full driver's 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 include Doctors, Nurses, a 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 employment application form.

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

Completed applications should be submitted to by 4pm on Friday 7 October 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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