Legal Education Facilitator

A unique opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and passionate educator to join YouthLaw Aotearoa, a community law centre for children and young people under 25.

You will be working as part of a team delivering our education programme on youth rights to young people and those who work with them. You must be able to work effectively with a range of people from small groups in alternative education and youth justice, community group workshops, youth workers’ meetings, right through to large school assembly presentations

Crucially, you’ll be able to demonstrate a commitment, enthusiasm and passion for education, young people and human rights. In addition, the successful candidate will adopt a flexible approach to work hours, effectively time-manage and have an appreciation of tikanga Maori.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have youth work experience and educational nous. Knowledge of basic legal principles will be advantageous, but more important will be the ability to learn quickly on the job. Links/networks with educational, social service or other community or not for profit groups would be beneficial as would knowledge of a second language e.g te reo Maori/a Pasifika language or NZ sign language. Experience working with or adapting resources to youth audiences to make the law accessible and engaging for young people would also be useful.

The position is permanent, part time, 25 hours a week. Some hours may be worked at weekends. Our office is based in Auckland.

The successful candidate must not have disclosable criminal convictions or pending criminal charges which would be contrary to our values or purpose and must be willing to undergo a police check as a condition of employment. The successful candidate must also have the right to work in NZ.

To apply, contact Karen (info@youthlaw.co.nz) for an application pack. Preferred start date is 3 July 2017. Applications close 9am 5 May 2017.