Full-Time Kaitautoko Whānau – Family Support Worker
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Kaitautoko Whānau – Family Support Worker
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 a full-time Kaitautoko Whānau – Family Support worker who will be responsible for providing strength based intervention services to whānau and families living in the Hauraki 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:
- A formal qualification in a relevant discipline.
- 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.
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.
Applications close Thursday 25th of January 2018 at 5pm.
How to ApplyApplications are sort from applicants via a current CV and covering letter and email through to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications close Thursday 25th of January 2018 at 5pm.
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