Youth Worker - Social Housing

He kaupapa hirahira tēnei mo tētahi tangata ngākau nui nei ki te hiki I te mana o te tangata, ā I te hapai I te ora o te tangata.  Mā te kanohi o te Ao Māori tēnei kaupapa e arahi ki tōna putanga whaihua.

He kōrero mō mātou | About Us   

Kāhui Tū Kaha is a community mental health and social housing organisation under the auspices of Te Rūnanga ō Ngāti Whātua. We are a well-established and innovative provider and characterised by our diversity and commitment to health and social outcomes for everyone. We strive to uphold our organisational values of manaakitanga, rangatiratanga, and whakawhanaungatanga in all that we do. As a successful applicant, you will enjoy working within an open, culturally diverse organisation with many opportunities for further growth and development.

He kōrero mōu | About You:

Are you someone who is passionate about working with youth and helping prepare them for adulthood? You will need to have a positive, resilient and respectful attitude and a real knack in building real connections. Ideally, you will have had prior experience working alongside youth and have a good understanding of culturally appropriate delivery of social housing services.  

He kōrero mō te tūranga | The Role

This role will see you working in a brand-new supported accommodation service specifically for rangatahi. You will work with the most vulnerable youth who don’t have a safe or stable place to live. Key to this role is empowering young people with skills and knowledge that will prepare them for life and improve their chances of obtaining suitable accommodation, and achieving their long-term goals. This service offers 24/7 support and will operate on a rotating roster.

What you will need to have:

  • Ability to support and motivate people to achieve their goals
  • Possess a compassionate and non-judgmental attitude
  • Practical life skills and knowledge to connect people with community support resources and whānau/family/family of choice.
  • Relevant qualification (or working towards one) in Social Services and/or Mental Health and Addictions Support
  • Commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and understanding of tikanga Māori

All applicants must have New Zealand Residency, a driver’s licence and a clean police record.  

Apply now

Our recruitment team review applications and assess suitability as they come in. If you are interested in one of our current vacancies, please submit your application below at your earliest convenience.

Thank you

We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within seven days of receiving an application. If you have any questions regarding our roles or your application, please feel free to contact us at