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Social Worker - Community Care Home

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
21 Oct 2019
Location
Southland, Invercargill
Salary
$55,000 - $59,999 p.a
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Social Worker - Community Care Home

About the role 

We are looking for an experienced Social Worker with a passion for working with rangatahi to join our team.

This is an opportunity to work within a new model of transitional therapeutic foster care which is underpinned by the Barnardos Principle Led Care Framework and the work of the Waihōpai Solutions to Care Collaborative.

You will be part of a team of passionate professionals, caregivers, and residential youth workers working alongside the rangatahi in building relationships to support them transition to permanent care. You will work intensively with the rangatahi and their whānau and be an integral part of the wraparound team.

Duties

  • Care for and support young people assisting them to make positive changes in all areas of their lives
  • Teach and support whānau to implement routines and programmes during the course of the admission and post-placement transition.

Skills & Experience

  • A recognised social work qualification (Bachelor/Diploma in Social Work)
  • SWRB registered or currently applying for registration
  • Current clean NZ Drivers licence
  • Have no less than 2 years’ experience working with young people and families
  • Able to work positively, empowering young people
  • Have sound knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and regulations
  • Have excellent communication, time management and conflict resolution skills
  • The ability to establish, maintain and improve whānau connections
  • Have knowledge of kaupapa Maori and/or Whānau Ora approach
  • Previous experience in a residential or community care support environment is highly desirable
  • Being trauma informed trained or willing to be trained

Some of the work may be challenging,  so you will need to be resilient, passionate about working with young people, be flexible with a positive attitude and exhibit the ability to build strong professional relationships with young people, whānau/families, staff and service providers.

Benefits

In choosing to work for Barnardos, you will enjoy the benefits of working with a large well respected NGO, while making a difference in communities.

  • Family friendly organisation with flexible working.
  • Reduced cost childcare and other benefits
  • Professional and supportive colleagues

About Barnardos

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We are deeply committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles it represents — it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

We’re here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more

To view the position description please visit:  https://www.barnardos.org.nz/work-for-us/

For more information contact Michelle.McElhinney@Barnardos.org.nz 

Applications close Monday 11 November

Please only apply if you are eligible to work in New Zealand

About the role 

We are looking for an experienced Social Worker with a passion for working with rangatahi to join our team.

This is an opportunity to work within a new model of transitional therapeutic foster care which is underpinned by the Barnardos Principle Led Care Framework and the work of the Waihōpai Solutions to Care Collaborative.

You will be part of a team of passionate professionals, caregivers, and residential youth workers working alongside the rangatahi in building relationships to support them transition to permanent care. You will work intensively with the rangatahi and their whānau and be an integral part of the wraparound team.

Duties

  • Care for and support young people assisting them to make positive changes in all areas of their lives
  • Teach and support whānau to implement routines and programmes during the course of the admission and post-placement transition.

Skills & Experience

  • A recognised social work qualification (Bachelor/Diploma in Social Work)
  • SWRB registered or currently applying for registration
  • Current clean NZ Drivers licence
  • Have no less than 2 years’ experience working with young people and families
  • Able to work positively, empowering young people
  • Have sound knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and regulations
  • Have excellent communication, time management and conflict resolution skills
  • The ability to establish, maintain and improve whānau connections
  • Have knowledge of kaupapa Maori and/or Whānau Ora approach
  • Previous experience in a residential or community care support environment is highly desirable
  • Being trauma informed trained or willing to be trained

Some of the work may be challenging,  so you will need to be resilient, passionate about working with young people, be flexible with a positive attitude and exhibit the ability to build strong professional relationships with young people, whānau/families, staff and service providers.

Benefits

In choosing to work for Barnardos, you will enjoy the benefits of working with a large well respected NGO, while making a difference in communities.

  • Family friendly organisation with flexible working.
  • Reduced cost childcare and other benefits
  • Professional and supportive colleagues

About Barnardos

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We are deeply committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles it represents — it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

We’re here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more

To view the position description please visit:  https://www.barnardos.org.nz/work-for-us/

For more information contact Michelle.McElhinney@Barnardos.org.nz 

Applications close Monday 11 November

Please only apply if you are eligible to work in New Zealand

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a social worker?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?
  • What's your highest level of education?

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