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Youth Coach – Community (Kaiawhina)

About Us

Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa is a kaupapa Māori organisation based on a whānau first, tikanga based, wellbeing approach. Our organisation works to a model of care centred around our pou (guiding principles) of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, arohatanga, rangatiratanga, tika and pono. We deliver 30+ health and social services across the life span (i.e., from infants to the elderly) and have a team of over 100 people working across Hamilton city and beyond.

About the Role

We have 3 Kaiawhina Youth Coach – Community positions available within our Whai Marama Youth Services Team. Whai Marama Youth Services is a youth focused service designed to support taiohi in Kirikiriroa. We strive to assist taiohi into autonomy to drive their own future and to have a voice for themselves and their overall well-being.

Position available

  • 3 x permanent, full time positions, 40 hours/week
  • Monday-Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm
  • From $26.00 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience, aligning with pay equity

We are seeking a Kaiawhina Youth Coach - Community who

  • Prides themself on their ability to work to a whānau first, tikanga based, wellbeing approach
  • Is passionate about making a difference in the lives of our taiohi
  • Has a positive and supportive mindset in supporting our taiohi to achieve their goals and aspirations
  • Demonstrates patience and calm by working alongside and at the pace of our taiohi
  • Works to a holistic approach to wellbeing
  • Understands and actively demonstrates our pou
  • Uses appropriate language and communication skills (e.g., tone, active listening) to fully understand the needs of the taiohi
  • Has a reasonable level of computer literacy to complete case notes and other electronic documents e.g., emails

Specific Requirements

  • 1-3 years working in a kaupapa Māori environment
  • 1-3 years experience in coaching or mentoring taiohi
  • A basic understanding of te ao Māori principles e.g., te reo and tikanga, and a willingness to learn more in this area
  • A level 4 qualification in youth coaching/learning and development, te reo Māori, tikanga Māori or be prepared to study towards one or more of these qualifications
  • Evidence of being fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19
  • Full driver licence
  • Proof of your right to work in New Zealand

If you enjoy working in a kaupapa Māori organisation, have a strong work ethic and your career pathway is working towards supporting our taiohi, then this may be the role for you.


  • Work with a highly motivated, passionate team
  • Work in a team with experienced leadership
  • Be part of a wider organisation that seeks to improve the holistic wellbeing and development of urban Māori and Pasifika, as well as support anyone that walks through our doors
  • Free professional development and training opportunities
  • Observe and practice te ao Māori principles daily
  • Free parking
  • KiwiSaver
  • Supervision and/or mentoring
Full Time -
Between $57,200.00 - $64,480.00 dependent on qualifications and experience, aligning with pay equity.
Whai Marama Youth Services
Dinsdale, Hamilton, New Zealand

To apply for this position you will need to provide the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Record
  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and why this opportunity interests you.
We will be reviewing applications regularly as they are received, so don’t delay emailing you application to us.
For more information or queries regarding this position, please email:
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