11 Sep 2018

Full-Time Kaitautoko Whanau – Family Start

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

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Job Description

Kaitautoko Whānau – Family Support Worker

  • Full time, 40 hours
  • Paeroa and Whitianga locations

What a fantastic opportunity to make a long-term difference to whānau and their tamariki. You can help be the catalyst for change for whānau who need your guidance and support.

  • Are you enthusiastic, energetic and committed to change and making a real difference for tamariki and their whānau?
  • Do you have a real quality focus to your work?
  • Is it time to consider a lifestyle change or a return home?

The Hauraki Māori Trust Board is a Māori organisation providing social service support to tamariki/children and their whānau/families across Hauraki.

We are looking to employ 2 full-time qualified and experienced Kaitautoko Whānau – Family Support workers who will be responsible for providing strength based intervention services to whānau and families living in the Hauraki/Whitianga rohe that help encourage and empower whānau to make informed lifestyle choices for themselves and their tamariki now and in the future.

Desired requirements for this position include:

  • Social Worker with a minimum of level 7 Social Work Degree
  • Registration with the New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB)
  • Minimum TWO years experience in a similar role
  • 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, stigmatization and general societal issues.
  • Ability to engage and network confidently with Hauraki agencies, iwi, whānau, hapū and wider community groups.
  • Ability to develop and facilitate tailored programmes to tamariki and whānau.
  • Developed advocacy, mediation, negotiation, mentoring, facilitation and leadership skills.
  • Excellent time management with the ability to prioritise and meet contract deadlines.
  • Knowledge of safety issues including client safety and worker safety.
  • Well-developed networks in the community and experience in dealing with people from the range of cultural backgrounds in the community.
  • Knowledge of, and networks with, other service provider agencies.
  • Treaty of Waitangi and a working knowledge of Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori.
  • Current full, clean drivers licence and clean police vetting.

Naturally, your empathic and non-judgmental nature will build instant rapport and instill confidence in your ability to deliver programmes that make a real difference.

How to Apply

If you are committed to change and making a real difference for tamariki and their whānau, we want to hear from you! Please send your CV and cover letter to Violetta violetta@manarecruitment.co.nz or Tiare tiare@manarecruitment.co.nz.

Job Categories: Social Services. Job Types: Full-Time.

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