Riverside – Youth activities coordinator JD


Youth activities coordinator 

November 2020


Responsible to:

Practice manager


Riverside community centre

Key Relationships:



ATWC staff




Auckland City Council

Non-government organisations


Oranga Tamariki

Health providers

Whanau and Panama Community members

Purpose of the Position:

This is a fixed term, part time role, up to 25 hours per week to 30 June 2021.    The position purpose is to facilitate and broker a range of programmes and activities with children living in the Riverside/Panama community.

While this programme will be primarily focused on children, there will also be opportunities to engage the wider whanau and key community stakeholders.

This role would suit someone with a creative lens, who can develop lead and deliver programmes to children aged between 6 and 11. The aim is to support connection and engagement with young people, increase their overall sense of wellbeing and strengthen their resilience in ways that are meaningful and mana enhancing.

Job responsibilities:

·         Create, develop and tailor programmes to the needs of those children aged
6 – 11 years and living in the Panama community.

·         Organise and facilitate weekday activities both within and outside the Panama Community

·         Maintain a database in relation to the programmes

·         Some reporting responsibilities

·         Opening and closing of the facility

·         Developing lasting relationships with the children

·         Encourage, role model and guide positive behaviour

·         Promote participation, inclusion and connectedness

·         Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety policies

·         Participate in supervision

·         Attend professional development opportunities identified by and in
consultation with the Practice Manager



·         Values the voice of children

·         A passion to make a difference in children’s lives

·         Have some understanding of youth culture

·         Understands the challenges children and young people experience

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Planning and organisational skills

·         Strong problem solving abilities

·         Is resilient

·         Has a learning mind-set and values opportunities to upskill

·         Is a team player

·         Strong engagement skills


 Other Duties:

You may be required to carry out other duties requested of you from time to time and which are within your capabilities.



 Qualifications and experience:

 ·       Experience working with children

·       Knowledge of the Panama community is ideal

·       Mandatory police vetting

·       Mandatory Vulnerable Children’s Act checks

·       A full and clean driver’s license


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