Mana Services

Careers

Gang Prevention​

We seek passionate kaimahi who want to help tamariki shape their future.

Contact our team if you are passionate about making a difference.

We are especially interested in kaimahi who have the following qualifications:

Clinical Psychology (Child)

Occupational Therapy

Mental Health Practioner

Counselling (Youth)

What our kaimahi say about working at Mana

Billy

WHAT MADE YOU BECOME A YOUTH WORKER?

“I started as a youth worker to help look after my family as the pay is good and there is flexibility with our shift patterns. My role enables me to help provide rangatahi with structure and discipline and I enjoy the part I play in helping change the lives of our at risk youth.”

WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE MANA TEAM?

”Strong family values, trust, structure and different tools or techniques that can be used to help break down barriers with our rangatahi.”

Dion

WHAT MADE YOU BECOME A YOUTH WORKER?

“I remember when I was growing up, my Mum would bring kids into our house off the street and teach them how to cook a meal. As an adult, I too share her passion for teaching life skills to rangatahi and this job allows me to do this.”

WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE MANA TEAM?

“Enthusiasm, trust, a sense of humour and a strong desire to help others learn, up-skill and give back.”

Koro

WHAT MADE YOU BECOME A YOUTH WORKER?

“I’ve always wanted to share my passion for alternative learning. Teaching Tikanga and te reo allows the rangtahi to develop deeper connections with their culture and ultimately gives them a stronger sense of identity.”

WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE MANA TEAM?

”I bring respect, empathy and gratitude for the work we do. The team know that they can call on me for anything if they need to decompress after a hard shift and I will offer advice when needed.”

Why Mana?

We work with complex and high-needs rangatahi, which requires our kaimahi to be the best of the best — elite!

We work directly with whānau, which increases our chances of success.

Growth! Our organisation’s reach is extending and opening up many opportunities to learn and develop.

Our training and development sets us apart.

  • Child abuse prevention
  • Suicide prevention
  • First Aid
  • CPI Training (MAPA)
  • Road Safety/Defensive Driving
  • Child-specific Health & Safety
  • Child Serious Injury
  • Child Protection
  • Recognising Physical & Sexual Abuse
  • Recognising Emotional & Psychological Abuse
  • Responding To & Preventing Abuse
  • FASD / ASD Training

Recruitment Process

1. Introduction phone call or zoom

2. An in-person meeting where possible

3. Vetting process initiated (Oranga Tamariki & Police)

4. Formal interview after the vetting process is validated

5. Assigned to a team

This entire process takes about six weeks due to vetting timelines that are outside our control.

Our Recruitment Partner

Mana People is the Recruitment Agency of our organisation. They specialise in the Community and Social Services sector of Aotearoa, New Zealand. They handle all our inhouse recruitment. If you would like to work for Mana please visit the Mana People website and apply there.