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Youth Coach

11 May 2023

Based in Nelson:

  • Permanent fulltime position (Monday - Friday)


PSUSI: Working to achieve a just, compassionate and inclusive society 

Kei te tae ana te ngākau- achieving a heart of love 


About the role - Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ke tēnei mahi

In this role, you will work alongside young people to support them to access the Youth Benefit and ensure they are supported to meet the requirements of compliance with this.

You will be responsible for helping them to identify and overcome barriers, and to influence positive changes in their lives.

No two days are the same and you need to be resilient, innovative and have a passion for delivering outcomes that make a real difference in a young person’s life.

We can offer you - He aha ta matou e tuku atu ki a koe

  • An opportunity to make a difference, working with diverse cultures within New Zealand
  • Stimulating , challenging and rewarding work 
  • Work with highly passionate and motivated people
  • Up to date IT systems 
  • A safe, healthy and supportive work environment
  • A people focused culture ( he tangata he tangata he tangata ) 
  • Flexible working policies and environment 
  • Extra leave entitlements like Birthday and Whānau Leave !
  • EAP and employee benefits programmes (


Who is an ideal applicant - Ko wai he kaitono tōtika

Our ideal Candidate will:

  • Have experience working with youth and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing this group
  • Relevant qualifications are desirable
  • Be aware of issues facing young people and understand youth culture
  • Have excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to handle conflict and challenging situations with an open and engaging manner
  • Be able to build and maintain positive relationships with a range of clients and community contacts
  • Have excellent computer skills and experience with client management documentation and systems 
  • Demonstrate empathy and resilience
  • Have an openness to and enjoyment of differences in values, beliefs and cultural practices
  • Be able to pass a Vulnerable Children’s Safety check

Who we are - Ko wai mātou

Presbyterian Support aims to create a better life for everyone. Our social services are focused on whakawhanaungatanga and manākitanga (relationships and hospitality) to help to build safer, stronger, more connected families and communities. This includes supporting older people to maintain their wellbeing and positive social connections as they age and helping tamariki, teens and families to learn, grow and thrive.

We have sites across the upper South Island covering the Tasman & Marlborough (Te Tau Ihu o te waka a Maui), West Coast (Te Tai Poutini) and Canterbury districts (Ōtautahi & Hakatere).

How do I apply? - Me pehea ahau e tono ai?

Nau Mai Haere Mai 

Does this sound like the ideal role for you? 

If you match the above criteria, click apply now with your CV and a Cover letter!

Hurry! Applications close end of day 26th May 2023. We will start interviewing as ideal candidates apply we won't wait till the closing date. 

You can view this listing on Seek.

Confidential enquiries about the role are welcome to Paula Bovey on

Read the job description here

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