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Safer Mid Canterbury provides a range of child, youth, adult and family community services across the Ashburton District. We are a non-profit organisation that has been operating as a charitable trust for more than 25 years, providing free and confidential services that focus on a healthier, stronger and safer community for all. Our current vacancies are below.


Youth Justice Worker

We are looking for a Youth Justice Worker, who will be responsible for the delivery of the Community Youth Programme, Supervision with Activity and Supported Bail - all programmes that fall under the “Fresh Start” package of youth justice services.

  • Are you passionate about improving life outcomes for young people?
  • Do you have experience in working with, and alongside, young people?
  • Are you skilled in working with hard-to-reach young people with multiple complex life experiences?
  • Are you a skilled communicator with excellent relationship management?
  • Do you have excellent organisational and time management skills?
  • Do you have knowledge of and a commitment to delivering culturally responsive services?

If you can answer yes to these questions we would love to hear from you. This is a hands on position supporting some of our most vulnerable young people helping them to achieve positive life outcomes. You would be part of a wider team of individuals who are passionate about improving outcomes for young people and would be given the privilege of playing a significant role in the lives of young people across our district.

This position is 40 hours per week and covers the Ashburton District. We offer a flexible, supportive, family friendly work environment with great working conditions.

For further information please contact Ani on 03 308 1395. Applications close Monday, 20 June.

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Post Settlement Support Worker - Refugee Settlement Support Service

As a result of an increase in funding Safer Mid Canterbury is wishing to employ a Refugee Post Settlement Support Worker within the Refugee Settlement Support Service.

We are looking for someone seeking a new challenge in this rewarding role, assisting refugees to participate fully and integrate socially and economically into their new community. You would be part of a wider team of individuals who are passionate about supporting refugees and would be given the privilege of playing a significant role in their lives as you support them on their settlement journey.

If you enjoy engaging with people from diverse cultures, like working in an environment where no day is the same, and are a team player, then this could be the perfect job for you. As the Post Settlement Support Worker, you will be assisting families once they have progressed through their initial settlement period.

The Post Settlement Support Worker will provide assistance and support to families who no longer require intensive settlement support, but may still need some further education, assistance or support as they go about their day-to-day lives.

The person applying for this job must have relevant experience and/or training in a field that furnishes them with the skills and experience needed for a position of this type.

We are looking for candidates with the following key attributes:

  • Ability to relate with and support people from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and experience working with children, youth and families.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Hold a current motor vehicle driver’s license and willing to travel to fulfill job requirements
  • Empathy with humanitarian causes.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to work as a team member.

This position is for 20 hours per week. We offer a supportive, flexible, family-friendly work environment with great working conditions.

For further information, please contact Ani on 03 308 1395. Applications close Monday 11 July.

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Family Case Worker - Refugee Settlement Support

As a result of an increase in funding, Safer Mid Canterbury is wishing to employ an additional Family Case Worker within the Refugee Settlement Support Service.

We are looking for someone seeking a new challenge in this rewarding role, assisting refugees to participate fully and integrate socially and economically into their new community. You would be part of a wider team of individuals who are passionate about supporting refugees and would be given the privilege of playing a significant role in their lives as you support them on their settlement journey.

If you enjoy engaging with people from diverse cultures, like working in an environment where no day is the same and are a team player, then this could be the perfect job for you. As Family Case Worker, you will be one of our primary support people for newly arriving families.

The person applying for this job must have relevant experience and/or training in a field that furnishes them with the skills and experience needed for a position of this type.

We are looking for candidates with the following key attributes:

  • Ability to relate with and support people from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and experience working with children, youth and families.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Hold a current motor vehicle driver’s license and willing to travel to fulfill job requirements.
  • Empathy with humanitarian causes.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to work as a team member.

This position is for 20 hours per week. We offer a supportive, flexible, family-friendly work environment with great working conditions.

For further information, please contact Ani on 03 308 1395. Applications close Monday 11 July.

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Refugee Volunteer Show of Interest Form

If you are interested in volunteering in some way for the Refugee Settlement Support Team, please download the Show Of Interest Form and drop off to Community House Reception or email to Kathy - kathy.harrington-watt@safermidcanterbury.org.nz

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All positions will require staff who:

  • Are sensitive to, and accommodating of, cultural and individual differences,
  • Are able to maintain a high level of confidentiality,
  • Have a commitment to, and understanding of, the Treaty of Waitangi,
  • Have a passion for, and commitment to, providing non-judgemental services and supports to vulnerable people.

In return, we offer a family-friendly, professional work environment with the ability to make a real and significant difference to the lives of people in our district. To apply for a position please go to the careers page of our website to download an application form and to view the position descriptions. Please follow all instructions on the application form.

Please call us on 03 308 1395, if you require further information. 

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