17 May 2022

Full-Time Transitional Housing Navigator / Kaiwhakatere

The Salvation Army – Posted by McLaren Associates Ltd.Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Enjoy plenty of variety, no two days are the same!
  • Work as a valued member of a team giving holistic wraparound services
  • Based in Rotorua; play a pivotal role in helping grow the local service

Mō te kaupapa – About The Salvation Army’s Transitional Housing Programme

The Salvation Army Transitional Housing Programme has the important responsibility of transforming the lives of people with critical housing needs in Rotorua by supporting whānau to find a home and community that allows them to thrive.

Our team provides a space for people to grow in independence and confidence and achieve their goals and aspirations, through a holistic wellbeing approach.  Whānau connected to us are supported by a team of skilled professionals who address the immediate needs and provide wraparound support to those who need to seek and secure long-term sustainable housing.

Mō te tūranga – About the role

Working as part of a small, dedicated Transitional Housing team, the Navigator / Kaiwhakatere is responsible for working within The Salvation Army’s model of care to support people in need of housing and assist them to find and sustain long-term accommodation. You’ll deliver a professional, empathetic and effective service to people, whānau/families and communities, which includes connecting them with Salvation Army programmes as well as other external services, that enhance their current circumstances and meet individual and whānau needs.

A key opportunity in this role is establishing and fostering relationships with internal/external partners that enhance communication, understanding and collaborative outcomes so that people can secure suitable long-term sustainable homes.  Therefore, the ability to build positive relationships and work collaboratively as a team and with other stakeholders is critical.

We are passionate about transforming lives and are looking for a someone who has proven experience in building relationships to support us in developing connections with other Salvation Army services, community-based support organisations, marae and kaupapa Māori services. We are committed to protecting and enabling the rights, interests, and aspirations of whānau Māori in alignment with Te Tiriti o Waitangi and creating relationships that will support us to do that well.

With The Salvation Army you will get the chance to make a real and positive impact in the lives of many people in Rotorua. With skills, planning and purposeful action, you will support people to find a home and neighbourhood in which they will build the future of Aotearoa. This is an exciting opportunity to join a hard-working team with a commitment to supporting whānau, and to work with a long-standing social service provider partnering with the community to tackle homelessness in Rotorua.

This is a full-time position for 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm), based at The Salvation Army Rotorua Corps and Community Ministries on Amohia Street, Rotorua.

He kōrero mōu – About you

To undertake this important mahi, you will have the following:

  • An understanding of the needs of people in the Rotorua community, and a strong desire to improve the social and economic wellbeing of people
  • Strong cultural competency, with an understanding of tikanga and te reo Māori, or a commitment to learn
  • The ability to understand and relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds with sensitivity, care and patience
  • The ability to engage clients in a way that they feel they’re in control and take responsibility; utilising whakawhanaungatanga and establishing rapport quickly
  • A high level of empathy and personal integrity
  • Very highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • Strong relationship building and networking capabilities at all levels
  • A commitment to the mission and values of The Salvation Army
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • A social work background would be advantageous, as would previous experience working with homelessness, transitional or public housing
  • A clean, full New Zealand drivers’ licence
  • The ability to obtain a satisfactory Police Check

How to Apply

Applications close: 5.00pm Wednesday 1 June 2022 Applications to: Kirsty McLaren via mclaren.co.nz Position description: Available to view at mclaren.co.nz

P: 04 499 1069

W: www.mclaren.co.nz

View the position description by copying this link into your browser:  https://mclaren.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/TSA-PD-Transitional-Housing-Navigator-.-Kaiwhakatere-3.5.22.pdf

Job Categories: Social Housing. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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