Full-Time Kaitautoko Whanau – Family Start
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 ApplyIf 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 email@example.com or Tiare firstname.lastname@example.org.
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