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Whanau Support Worker (2)

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Job Listing Date
11 Sept 2019
Location
Canterbury, Christchurch
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Whanau Support Worker (2)

Te Whare Hauora (Otautahi Women’s Refuge) is here to empower and support whanau Maori and communities who choose a life free from violence and abuse in all its forms and is looking to add 2 Whanau Support workers to the organisation here in Christchurch.

We are looking for resilient, self-aware individuals who are able to provide on call support and advocacy in a rostered role and who have strong Te Ao Maori values. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who already has strong experience or the relevant qualifications who is whanau centric in their approach.

About the role:
- Providing support and case management to client / whanau and being able to provide information, support and assessments of needs and safety
- Being part of a rapid response roster deployed with Police and other NGO’s
- Being able to forge excellent relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including clients, whanau, community and Government departments
- Having knowledge and experience with risk assessment, protection / parenting orders, case management and peer support

Skills and experience:
- Previous experience in a social service agency working with vulnerable families and experience working with whanau, hapu or iwi
- Excellent organisational and communication skills and the ability to work in a fluid and sometimes stressful environment
- Ability to demonstrate a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi Treaty of Waitangi
- A relevant qualification or experience required and being a trained refuge advocate an advantage

We offer a supportive and nurturing environment with a great team and excellent on boarding to people who are able to be on call (rostered) and are happy to have a dynamic work environment with the ability to work some hours from home.

The successful candidates will need to have strong administration and reporting skills (including excel) and be able to pass NZ police vetting and Vulnerable Children’s Act check as well as a full, clean drivers’ licence.

If this sounds like you then please either apply online or call for a confidential chat – anna.perkins@joyn.co.nz 021 109 1285

Te Whare Hauora (Otautahi Women’s Refuge) is here to empower and support whanau Maori and communities who choose a life free from violence and abuse in all its forms and is looking to add 2 Whanau Support workers to the organisation here in Christchurch.

We are looking for resilient, self-aware individuals who are able to provide on call support and advocacy in a rostered role and who have strong Te Ao Maori values. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who already has strong experience or the relevant qualifications who is whanau centric in their approach.

About the role:
- Providing support and case management to client / whanau and being able to provide information, support and assessments of needs and safety
- Being part of a rapid response roster deployed with Police and other NGO’s
- Being able to forge excellent relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including clients, whanau, community and Government departments
- Having knowledge and experience with risk assessment, protection / parenting orders, case management and peer support

Skills and experience:
- Previous experience in a social service agency working with vulnerable families and experience working with whanau, hapu or iwi
- Excellent organisational and communication skills and the ability to work in a fluid and sometimes stressful environment
- Ability to demonstrate a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi Treaty of Waitangi
- A relevant qualification or experience required and being a trained refuge advocate an advantage

We offer a supportive and nurturing environment with a great team and excellent on boarding to people who are able to be on call (rostered) and are happy to have a dynamic work environment with the ability to work some hours from home.

The successful candidates will need to have strong administration and reporting skills (including excel) and be able to pass NZ police vetting and Vulnerable Children’s Act check as well as a full, clean drivers’ licence.

If this sounds like you then please either apply online or call for a confidential chat – anna.perkins@joyn.co.nz 021 109 1285

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have experience working with children?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?

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