Part-Time Youth Development Coordinator
The Kindness Institute Kaupapa:
Through a kaupapa Māori approach, TKI empowers marginalised rangatahi to transform their hauora and that of those around them, through mindfulness and Te Whare Tapa Whā guided programmes designed to develop resilience. Rangatahi who graduate from our ATAWHAI program go on to become leaders, mentors and facilitators of our program as Tuakana.
We prioritise kaimahi (staff) wellbeing, development opportunities and having a good time with our small but perfectly formed whanau. Our values of aroha, kotahitanga and manaakitanga are central to all we do. Our kaupapa is also focused on educating, encouraging and promoting mental health and wellbeing, as well as promoting community connectedness, social participation and cultural expression.
The YD Coordinator is responsible for supervising and coordinating our youth development programs and our youth development team. This role requires an integration of kaupapa Maori, mindfulness frameworks and youth development best practices. Through a focus on forward planning, the coordinator ensures that the team and rangatahi feel supported and that youth development goals are met.
They are passionate about our kaupapa, Te Ao Māori and ending our youth mental health crisis in Aotearoa. As an experienced youth worker you are organised, an excellent communicator, flexible, connect through aroha, humour and fun, follow tikanga and manage a team and time very well.
The Youth Development Coordinator will be trained in our mindfulness based program and will oversee the delivery of week-long youth camps in the school holidays and occasional weekend noho alongside working 3-4 days per week. They will also support rangatahi and kaimahi in their hauora journey through the program.
- At least 4 years youth development experience
- Confidence in facilitating wananga for rangatahi and kaimahi
- Leadership experience – ability to manage a small team of passionate kaimahi to achieve youth development goals
- Communication + planning – ability to plan ahead, strong attention to detail, understand potential risks and mitigate where possible, thinking 6-12 months ahead
- Confidence working to Te Ao Māori / Mātauranga principles
- An interest in hauora, mental health, mindfulness and yoga
- Experience in the development & delivery of youth development / mental health programmes & frameworks
Ideal but not essential capabilities:
- Confidence in speaking Te Reo Māori
- Ability to train others in youth work
- Experience managing budgets, YD reporting & deadlines
This is a part-time role, flexible to 3-4 days per week, some weekends will be required for wānanga and some school holiday camps will require longer hours, twice a year. $40/hr.
If you are passionate about connecting with, inspiring and developing rangatahi and whānau towards positive mental health and hauora and have suitable youth work experience and leadership qualities, please send through a CV and a short cover letter / description on your interest in the role and working with our awesome rōpu and kaupapa.
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