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Tuhiata Mahiora is a dynamic and community-focused organisation dedicated to empowering and enriching the lives of young people. We are committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment where youth can thrive, develop valuable skills, and achieve their full potential. As a leading organisation in youth development, we are seeking a passionate and dedicated Youth Practitioner to join our team.

Why Join Us

  • Make a difference: Be part of an organisation that directly influences the growth and development of young individuals.

  • Professional growth: Access opportunities for training, skill development, and career advancement within a supportive environment.

  • Positive workplace: Join a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture.

  • Community impact: Contribute to building stronger communities by empowering youth to become confident, responsible, and successful individuals.



Youth Practitioner

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage with youth from Primary through to young adults through various programs and initiatives, building meaningful relationships and providing mentorship and guidance.

  • Design, plan, and implement engaging workshops, activities, and events that promote personal growth, skill development, and social interaction among youth participants.

  • Conduct one-on-one sessions with youth to address their specific needs, challenges, and aspirations, offering tailored support and resources.

  • Collaborate with the wider team to develop and deliver holistic programs that address physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being.

  • Act as a positive role model, fostering a sense of belonging and self-esteem among youth.

  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, collecting data and feedback to continually improve offerings.

  • Maintain accurate records, reports, and documentation related to youth interactions and program outcomes.

  • Stay up-to-date with youth development trends and best practices to enhance program quality.


Must have:

  • Qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Youth Development, or a related field.

  • At least 2 years of experience working directly with youth in a mentoring, counselling, or educational capacity.

  • Strong understanding of youth development principles and a genuine passion for making a positive impact in young people's lives.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to connect with and relate to youth from diverse backgrounds.

  • Empathy, patience, and the ability to create a safe and non-judgmental space for youth to express themselves.

  • Creativity in designing engaging and relevant activities that align with the organization's goals.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and adapt to changing circumstances.

  • Proficiency in using technology for communication, documentation, and program planning.

If you are passionate about guiding and empowering youth to reach their potential, we invite you to join our team as a Youth Practitioner. To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and your motivation for working with young people. 

Applications close on 31st August 2023

Contact to apply.

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