4 Sep 2018

Full-Time Community Social Worker

Mana Recruitment – Posted by Mana RecruitmentWhitianga, Waikato, New Zealand

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Job Description

Community Social Worker

  • 37.5 Hours per week.
  • Whitianga based.

Whitianga is a growing, vibrant, close-knit community with not only a visually stunning landscape but a place where you and your family will grow and thrive.

The Whitianga Community Services Trust is a leading community service organisation in the thriving Mercury Bay area. The Trust operates a one-stop Social Services centre focusing on supporting our communities with family well-being, social support, counselling, youth, seniors, children, family violence prevention.  In addition, it is a Heartland Outreach for visiting government and non-government health and support services.  The Trust is a driving force in community services and holds a number of Government contracts with the MVCOT, MSD and MOJ.

Our client is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated Community Social Worker to join their dynamic and supportive team; and ideally you will need to be a qualified and registered Social Worker to be considered for this position.

The incumbent will work as part of a team being responsible for:

  • Assessing and co-ordinating requirements to support families at risk.
  • Providing medium to high wrap around family support services for families of high risk or poor life outcomes, one on one family/whanau support based on an intake and assessment, goal setting, monitoring and evaluations.
  • Ensuring those who experience family violence harm receive the support they need to become safe and resilient whanau and families.
  • Contributing to the Social Services “intake Roster” and court referred Supervised Contact.

The ideal candidate will possess a formal Tertiary qualification, a formal qualification in a relevant discipline; and ideally you will need to be a qualified and registered Social Worker to be considered for this position.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working as a social worker in a not for profit organisation.
  • Experience working with families.
  • Understanding and respect for the uniqueness and culture of each individual and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Current full, clean drivers licence.
  • Knowledge of, and networks with, other service provider agencies.
  • Developed advocacy, mediation, negotiation, mentoring, facilitation and leadership skills.
  • Sound knowledge of child health development, parenting and child safety concerns.
  • Knowledge of whānau/family dynamics, working with difference, family violence, drug and alcohol issues, mental illness and well health, stigmatisation and general societal issues.

How to Apply

If you are motivated to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centres for a more relaxed and rewarding lifestyle act now, please email your updated CV and cover letter to Violetta violetta@manarecruitment.co.nz or Tiare tiare@manarecruitment.co.nz.

Job Categories: Community Development, Social Services, Social Work/Counselling, and Support Services. Job Types: Full-Time.

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