Playgroup Coordinator - Kaikohe

$26.00 hourly
  • Whānau Āwhina Plunket
  • Mostly onsite, some hours can be done at home
  • 04 Jun, 2024
Part time Community Services and Development

Job Description

Here at Whānau Āwhina Plunket, our community services provide supplementary support to our clinical teams to support holistic whānau wellness, provide helpful services and supporting stronger community bonds.

We’re seeking a warm and empathetic Playgroup Coordinator to join our team in Kaikohe on a part time (5 hours per week) permanent basis. You can choose the day you work (the session will run from 10am-1pm at the Kaikohe Plunket rooms). The other two hours can be negotiated.


Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for those who are passionate about creating an engaging environment for tamariki and a relaxed atmosphere for caregivers to build positive connections.

Plunket playgroups are an integral part of bringing communities together in an accessible, non judemental manner. During these sessions, we provide the opportunity for caregivers to connect and young minds to grow and explore through play.

Our Playgroup coordinators set up sessions, meet and greet parents and attendees to foster relationships. This role also involves building our presence in the community so you may attend local community events from time to time (e.g on Children’s Day) to promote and encourage our service, alongside promotion on social media.

The pay rate for this role is $26.00 per hour. 


He kōrero mōu | About you

To thrive in this role, you’ll be passionate about providing a warm, welcoming and safe environment. You’ll be community focussed with a genuine, caring approach to make whānau feel safe, welcome and empowered. As the heart of the playgroup, you’ll be confident in fostering relationships with new whānau and tamariki from a broad range of backgrounds. Your relationship building skills will extend to enabling others to form relationships and building a community feel.

Ideally, you will have prior experience in your community setting up play sessions including craft, playdough, story or music sessions. This could be through early education or through prior personal experience in childcare.

Tamariki are often unpredictable, so you will be able to change tact and ensure that the sessions are enjoyable, inclusive and a positive experience for all.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

If you’re seeking to work for an organisation that values improving society, join us at Whānau Āwhina Plunket. In line with our values, we believe in caring for our people, to support your wellbeing and ongoing professional growth.

  • Various wellbeing schemes such as a Wellbeing day: use your one of your sick leave days to proactively support your well being
  • Retail discounts
  • Programmes to build your cultural competence so you can contribute to our goals most effectively

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

To view the position description or to apply for this role please refer to For specific questions about this mahi, please contact Toni Yarrow (Community Services Coordinator Team Leader) on

Applications close on 25 June 2024. Please note, we will consider applications as they are received and may close this advert early if we find a suitable candidate.


He huanui oranga mo ngā mokopuna whakatipuranga roto i ngā hapori heke iho, heke iho 

Setting the path of wellness in our communities for the early years, for generations to come

Whānau Āwhina Plunket is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of pēpi, tamariki and their whānau/family. We have committed to adopting a pro-equity approach where we give life to the Treaty principles of tino rangatiratanga, partnership, active protection, equity and options in our mahi/work to ensure healthy tamariki, confident whānau and connected communities. This journey is creating exciting career opportunities - If you would like to contribute to the important mahi we do, nau mai, haere mai.