Closes: 18 June, 2023 at 5:00 PM



Re-advertised Position

If you’re interested in working alongside young people doing something meaningful? Then read on… 


We are seeking a new Team Leader to work alongside our dedicated team of support workers in a hands-on, supportive-overseer capacity in the Nelson district. 

We offer:  

  • The chance to lead, motivate and inspire a team  
  • A collaborative and fun team environment  
  • Learning, development and training opportunities 
  • A positive workplace culture  
  • Regular external supervision  
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of rangatahi 

As Team Leader for our Youth Service you will be responsible for leading a team of youth workers working alongside rangatahi (12yrs – 17yrs), to assist them to develop and practical skills including, behaviour management, communication, coping strategies and problem solving.   

Youth Services include emergency transition housing as well as 24/7 supported accommodation.  The position is primarily Sunday – Thursday, 8.30am – 5.00pm, however a level of flexibility is required including shift cover to maintain responsiveness.    


Community Care Trust (CCT) is a longstanding community support organisation with our roots in Otago and Southland but we also operate services in the Canterbury district, Oamaru and Central Otago with a reputation for ‘walking the talk.’   

We have been providing support to people for over 26 years, but always bring a fresh and innovative approach to all that we do!  Our team are an integral part of the magic, and bring a forward-thinking, collaborative approach with a strong desire to make a difference.  This is support work – but probably not as you know it.   

Our organisation has a strong commitment to safeguarding children and any employees will be vetted to a level appropriate to the role for which they have applied.  


We want you to have: 

  • An understanding of trauma informed support  
  • Leadership experience in the social services sector
  • Problem solving skills in a challenging work environment 
  •  Experience utilising de-escalation strategies
  • An understanding of the importance of clear boundaries 
  • Knowledge of youth justice and Oranga Tamariki processes 
  • The ability to build and maintain positive relationships with peers and external stakeholders 
  • The ability to advocate and promote the voice of the young person at professional meetings
  • Strong organisational and time management skills 
  • A relevant tertiary qualification (preferred)  

Applicants must have:  

  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate (or be willing to complete one) 
  • Hold a full current NZ Driver License  
  • Be eligible to work in New Zealand and hold valid visa with a minimum of 12 months until expiry 
  • Be able to work at least one weekend shift per week  

We can fill you in about what makes us unique at an interview, or let us know if you have any questions by contacting one of the People and Capability team at or call 0800 800 001 and ask for David or Frankie.   

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 18th June 2023.    

Apply with CV and cover letter via our website.