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Housing Case Worker

Advertiser: LinkPeopleMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
11 Jul 2019
Waikato, Hamilton
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Housing & Homelessness Services


We’d love to hear from applicants who are passionate about working with the most vulnerable members of our communities to provide access to safe, affordable accommodation and link them to the health and social services they need to live well.

LinkPeople recognises that housing and homelessness are complex issues that require a community wide approach, where key organisations’ come together to work collaboratively to support people to access and retain housing. Having a home and successfully navigating social services are both critical success factors in delivering positive health and social outcomes. 


The Role

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week role, Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00pm, based in Hamilton East and working across Hamilton and surrounds.  

Joining a highly skilled and passionate team that shares a strong sense of social justice, you’ll work in partnership with other agencies, who are working in the housing and health space, to support people into a permanent home. Your priority will be to work alongside people with housing needs who require your support to housing stability.

This will involve managing the complexity associated with working with people with high and complex needs, often living with intergenerational challenges, mental health, addiction and trauma issues.  You’ll work within a housing first philosophy while also ensuring we meet the outcome and expectations of our stakeholders and partners.



We’d love to hear from applicants with a range of experience in the mental health and social sectors and particularly with experience in housing.  A confident communicator and relationship builder, you’ll quickly build credibility while showcasing your sound problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Your ability to work at pace and flourish under pressure will be complemented by excellent attention to detail and proficiency in record keeping.  You’ll have knowledge of and demonstrate utmost commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi principles and working with Maori. A full New Zealand full driver’s licence is also essential. It is Preferred you hold a minimum of Level 4 NZ Certificate in Health and Well-being (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent, however is not essential.


The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its’ purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued and new solutions are the norm!


If you’re keen to be part of real social change? Then apply now.


APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 9 August 2019


To view a full position description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: Case Worker_2018.pdf


Please contact Kylie McKee, General Manager on 027 201 1137 if you have any questions.

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**All new appointees require background checking. Under the requirements of the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • Do you have a full New Zealand full driver’s licence?
  • Do you have knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi principles and working with Maori?
  • Do you have experience in the mental health, social sectors or experience in housing? If yes, please provide further details.

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