Intern at PACT
Do you have a desire to gain skills and experience as a Youth Worker and make a difference with youth in South Auckland?
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR JOINING PACT AS AN INTERN IN 2023!
Papatoetoe Adolescent Christian Trust has been working with young people in the local schools and community for over 25 years. Our vision is to support rangatahi to soar. We are a unique faith based youth organisation as we work with at risk young people from 6 through to 18 both in local schools and in our own programmes that we run from our community building.
The DNA of the organisation has always been based on the Christian faith, but our services are available to youth (and their families) of any religion or ethnicity. For many PACT has long been more than just a local community organisation but a place where whanaungatanga (a family-like connection) is created.
One of our six values is Fun so as well as being a challenging, supportive team environment we also like to have fun as a team and with our young people.
About the Internship
The PACT internship is an opportunity for people who are keen to move their career in the direction of youth development in South Auckland. It is our hope that following the internship year, graduates will be on their way to a career in Youth Work. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in all the different programmes that PACT runs giving you a great base for your next step in Youth Work.
There also may be a job available at PACT for interns that have successfully graduated.
Interns will join the staff team at PACT, work hard, learn lots, make a difference in young people’s lives and have fun along the way too.
As part of the internship, interns will complete the Praxis Certificate in Youth Work.
We are looking for people who
Are 18 years of age or older
Have had some experience working with youth (e.g. youth group, scouts etc)
Are committed to completing the year of work and all the course requirements of Praxis.
Are interested in the possibility of a job opportunity PACT following the internship year.
Are keen to learn, have a high level of integrity, honesty and a personal Christian faith.
Whilst you are doing the internship with PACT you are expected to complete the Praxis Certificate in Youth Work course.
Certificate in Youth Development Level 4 (120 Credits) – A graduate of the Certificate is able to apply research-based youth development frameworks to facilitating group activities and providing one to one support for young people. They will have developed support networks in their local community and have gained confidence in working across cultures. They can
also manage safety and work ethically.