New role to boost youth development
A new position created to support youth empowerment in postquake Kaiko¯ura is up for grabs.
Te Ha¯ o Ma¯tauranga is seeking applications for a Youth Development Worker to fill the full time vacancy.
Te Ha¯ o Ma¯tauranga coordinator Sarah Beardmore said the new member of the team would work with groups in the community, including providing programmes, activities, ‘‘supporting what’s already going’’ and possibly working with Kaiko¯ura High School.
She said the winning candidate would be someone who had experience in youth development, a strength-based approach and could relate well to youth and their whanau. ‘‘That’s the main thing. ‘‘It would be great to have someone with creative skills; someone who was good at music, kapa haka, whatever – but that would be a bonus rather than a must-have.’’
Te Ha¯ o Ma¯tauranga - learning in Kaikoura, was created early last year but Beardmore said they were underway before the earthquake, which hit the region in November 2016.
Its focus is on promoting and encouraging learning.
The new role has been developed in conjunction with a group of agencies working with youth in Kaiko¯ura, she said.
‘‘We are the employer but the youth collective is feeding into it.’’
The employment panel included the Kaikoura High School principal, the New Life church pastor, Te Tai o Marokura Health and Social Services man- ager and a member of the youth council.
For more information or to apply visit https://www.kaikoura.link/ news/all. Applications close April 2.
Sarah Beardmore said the new member of the team would work with groups in the community.