Whītiki Tauā

As a Whītiki Tauā mentor, you will help young people develop and reach positive personal goals and for some – be an integral part of supporting them in their current employment.
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  • Use your excellent communication skills to improve the life of Rangatahi
  • Varied work where you use your critical thinking, social and life skills
  • Mentorship, guidance and coaching securing a better future for Kiwi youth

About the role:

The Mentor will provide regular virtual mentoring from our Auckland based offices (via video, phone, messaging) and become an active support of a young person’s social network of adults and community members.

As a Whītiki Tauā mentor, you will help young people develop and reach positive personal goals and for some – be an integral part of supporting them in their current employment (for many, in apprenticeship positions) or the significant transition into the work force.

Mentors will form a collaborative team, researching and sharing information on activities, resources and services for their clients.

About you:

Reflecting the diversity that exists in the mentoring space – the attributes for being a great part of the Whītiki Tauā mentoring team can be varied.

  • This role may suit someone working towards their Social Work / Counselling or relevant tertiary qualification or qualified individuals
  • Someone with general and diverse “life experience” and having ‘come up through the ranks’ in your career path
  • Experience working formally or informally with Māori  (preferred)
  • Experience working or volunteering in Social Services with youth - Health, Mental Health (not essential) 
  • Must be willing to undergo relevant statutory and personal checks
  • Basic IT skills – re MS Word and Office operating systems  
  • Able to commit between 10-20 hours per week, during the hours of 12.00pm – 07.30pm from our Auckland based offices 

Some Key Expectations:

  • You will be committed to a positive relationship over 12months with a young person, which includes being a willing listener, empathetic, encouraging and supportive, non-judgmental, patient and flexible.
  • You will be dependable and consistent in meeting commitments with mentee (high importance)  
  • You will adhere to maintaining the confidentiality of personal information accessed as part of your role  
  • Illustrates tolerance, understanding and ability to work effectively with different cultural populations, including but not limited to Pasifika, Asian, those with migrant and refugee experiences.  A commitment to working in culturally appropriate ways to support positive outcomes 

About us:

As part of our well-respected national organisation, you will be supported Pokohiwi Ki Pokohiwi (shoulder to shoulder) with on-going learning and development, guidance and coaching from a knowledgeable leadership team.  We celebrate the success of our staff and continually aim higher.

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