29 Mar 2018

Full-Time Housing Support Workers

Mana RecruitmentAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Mana full Sept 12

Job Description

Housing Support Workers

  • West Auckland Based
  • Be at the cutting edge of social housing service delivery.
  • Rewarding and challenging role.
  • Make a difference in the community, helping others.

Our client is a not for profit organisation characterised by diversity, delivering innovative, meaningful, culturally competent and specialist health and social outcomes, to a diverse Auckland client base.

Due to expansion and growth, they are seeking Support Workers, to join their Social Housing Team. In this role as a Support Worker, you will actively work to deliver effective and innovative housing first services to support clients towards attaining suitable long-term accommodation that meets their needs.

An understanding and appreciation of Strengths and Recovery-Based practice will be highly sought after.

Your role will involve:

  • Supporting clients towards attaining suitable long-term accommodation that meet their needs.
  • Providing a responsive and culturally sensitive service.
  • Community independence planning and support.
  • Supporting people using the principals of Te Whare Tapa Whā.
  • Encouraging people to recognise their strengths, abilities, talents and interests.
  • Working with people to identify their personal goals and to support them to achieve these.
  • Encouraging people to take an active part in their community.

As the successful applicant, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Social Services and/or Social Housing sectors. Essentially, you will hold a Minimum Level 4 qualification in health or the social services field (or be studying towards a relevant qualification) a Full, clean NZ drivers licence and be required to undertake a police vetting.

In addition, you will demonstrate:

  • An understanding of issues facing client’s, including alcohol and drugs.
  • Confidence in decision making during crisis situations.
  • Excellent communication, relationship development, planning and organisational skills.
  • Passion and drive to achieve improved health and social outcomes for the community.
  • Sound computer skills across Microsoft Office suite.
  • A compassionate, caring, non-judgemental and supportive attitude.
  • An understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles of bi-culturalism.

Mehemea he Māori koe hei tūranga pai māu.

How to Apply

If you have relevant experience and understanding of working in Mental Health and Social Housing Services, we want to hear from you! To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter via email to: tiare@manarecruitment.co.nz or phone 09 632 1108.

Job Categories: Mental Health Services and Social Services. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent. Job expires in 6 days.

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