Recruiting: Experienced Youth Worker

Challenge 2000 is a Wellington-based youth development agency which has served young people and their families for 32 years. We seek to help young people grow into their best selves through a variety of services and programmes, including education, youth justice, personal mentoring, and leadership development. We have significant contracts with a number of partner agencies.

We are seeking an experienced youth worker to join our team.

Applicants must be:

  • An experienced youth worker
  • Familiar with strengths-based principles
  • Solution-focused and goal-oriented
  • Experienced in working alongside adolescents and their families
  • Familiar with working in justice, education and/or community sectors
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Experienced in working with Māori and Pacific communities
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Organised, punctual and responsible
  • Able to keep up with case notes, assessments and administrative requirements
  • Willing to learn and develop new skills
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

Applicants must also have:

  • New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa
  • A formal qualification relevant to the position
  • A current full clean drivers licence

Salary is negotiable for the right applicant.

Applications close Wednesday 23rd September 2020.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Damian Dempsey on 04 477 6827 or via

See our vacancies page here for more information.