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Roseman Ave, Mt. Roskill, Auckland City

Rent: $80 | Rooms available: 1 | 4 current residents | Parking: OSP - Other
Oct 1st, 08:27 | Web ID: 21032

VOLUNTEER LIFESTYLE OPPORTUNITY in Mt ROSKILL with subsidized board of $80p/w.

Jump on board with The Salvation Army as a Tuakana/Positive Flatmate and make a difference in the lives of our rangatahi/tupulaga/young people!

Our Independent Living Programme is semi-supported accommodation designed to walk alongside our youth aged 16-18 transitioning out of foster care (likely up to around 20 years of age by the time they move out). Currently our 2 storey, 7 bedroom flat for young males requires a guy to take on the role of Tuakana.

The flat can house up to 4 young guys and 3 tuakana. The young people are journeying to independence and this is intended to be a flatting, not a residential care, experience.

The semi-supported part is where you could come in (with guidance from two youth workers, a team leader and of course other tuakana). 

*Tuakana will ideally have previous flatting or independent living experience and a willingness to support and “care about” rangatahi*

As a Tuakana you are a volunteer for The Salvation Army

This includes:

- a partially furnished private room with shared bathroom in a furnished flat
- food (weekly shared flat account to cover breakfast/lunch/dinner), 
- internet, and flat Netflix
- power 
- water 
- potential for personal/professional development opportunities.
- subsidized (or at times paid for) social outings/meals/activities

In return for this fair board package we will ask you to:

- Mould and shape your lifestyle to prioritize flat life and support our young people (prioritize flat hui/fono/meetings; be active and show initiative in maintaining a flat which is safe, stable, clean and a place of unstructured learning)
-build relationships with all flatties but particularly rangatahi which go beyond surface level connection.
-drive the ongoing development of flat culture and growing a sense of whanau and community
-role model positive life-skills and be actively present in the home at least 3 nights per week (cooking, cleaning, listening healthy routines, energy and fun)
-allow our young men to be energised and learn from your skills, enthusiasm, cultural capital, worldly and flatting experience
-engaged in positive social experiences 
-monitor safety within the home and notify staff where necessary.

We respectfully ask that you incorporate young flatties into your lifestyle wherever possible. 

This can all be done without you being are a ‘carer’ but rather someone who ‘cares about’ young people and ‘cares about’ their flat.

We know that having positive, appropriate relationships with pro-social adults is a vital ingredient for positive youth development.

Our inclusive programme focuses on the needs of our young people and enhancing their connection to their culture and community. This starts in the home. Many of our young people identify as Maori or from our numerous Pasifika cultures. Tuakana who can connect culturally and bring a kete or ato of cultural knowledge and skills will be highly valued. However, inclusivity is obviously not limited to just culture!

Move-in date is from October 1, 2019.

No pets (however our neighbour has a beautiful German Shepherd who you can pat to satisfy the pet cravings).

Smoking is permitted outside. 

This is no ordinary flatting/boarding experience. Take a chance on the extraordinary and make a difference!

If this opportunity sounds exciting and you wish to explore it further please call:

Matt Evans on (021) 0757575 or email matt.evans@salvationarmy.org.nz

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