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Kaitiaki Wahine & Whanau kaimahi

Advertiser: Te Whare o Nga TumanakoMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
9 Oct 2019
Auckland, Waitakere & West Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Te Whare O Nga Tumanako in West Auckland is looking for a Kaitiaki Wahine & Whanau kaimahi who wants to make a difference. The Kaitiaki Wahine & Whanau kaimahi is required to work effectively with wahine and tamariki who access services provided by Te Whare O Nga Tumanako who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence and require support. The Kaitiaki Wahine & Whanau kaimahi will provide support, advocacy, and referral to services for Wahine and their whanau who access service within the Refuges service area. It is essential that the kaimahi has wide knowledge of, and an understanding of the dynamics dealing with whanau transforming from whanau violence. It’s also crucial to understand the long term and short-term effects of violence and abuse on the applicant, their immediate and extended whanau.

A social work tertiary qualification and proven knowledge of relevant legislation and social work case management frameworks is essential to this role. A full driver's licence and positive vetting results under the Vulnerable Children's Act are also requirements.

The successful candidate will ideally have:

• Sound frameworks or models of practice relating to issues of domestic violence, parenting, drug and alcohol and care and protection

• Previous experience in a social service agency working with vulnerable families

• Experience of working with whanau, hapu or Iwi.

• Excellent administrative and organisational skills

• Flexible attitude and 'can do' approach

• High level of self-awareness

• Ability to multi task and deal with competing priorities

• Ability to work in a fluid and sometimes stressful environment

Nau mai haere mai we are a diverse, friendly and welcoming organisation, who work hard, and we'd love to have you join us.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?

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