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Youth Coach

11 January 2022

Youth Coach

  • Permanent, 32 hours per week
  • Based in Nelson/Tasman

About the role

Working in our Youth Service Team you will work with both our NEET clients who are either disengaging from school and support them to reengage with education or training and help them transition into employment, and our Youth Service clients who are no longer able to remain in the family home. 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.

What we can offer you

  • An opportunity to make a difference, working with a variety of cultures within New Zealand
  • Stimulating, challenging and rewarding work
  • Work with highly passionate and motivated people
  • A people-focused culture
  • Flexible working policies

What we need from you 

  • Experience working with youth (or a relevant equivalent qualification)
  • Excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to handle conflict and challenging situations with an open and engaging manner
  • Able to build and maintain positive relationships with a range of clients and community contacts
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Empathy and resilience
  • Openness to and enjoyment of differences in values, beliefs and cultural practices
  • Be able to pass a Vulnerable Children’s Safety check
  • Be aware of issues facing young people and understand youth culture

Who we are

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 Tasman & Marlborough (Te Tau Ihu o te waka a Maui), West Coast (Te Tai Poutini) and Canterbury districts (Ōtautahi & Hakatere).

Apply now!

Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, apply now by clicking on this link. Please include a cover letter and CV with your application.

Read the job description here.

Confidential enquiries are welcome by emailing Paula Bovey at

Applications close end of day 23 January 2022.

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