Key Worker – Housing First – Auckland
Together we stand with those in desperate need.
We provide immediate relief and pathways to enable long term wellbeing.
Our Values are:
Manaakitanga is behavior that acknowledges the mana of others as having equal or greater importance than one’s own, through the expression of aroha, hospitality, generosity and mutual respect.
Committed to equity, and seeking dignity for all we will fearlessly advocate with and for those who are going without.
Firstly, the Auckland City Mission recognises the principle of partnership within Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
Secondly, our commitment to partnership stems from a belief that manaakitanga, equity and social justice need to be pursued both within partnerships and through them.
For us partnership is characterised by mutual trust, integrity, respect, transparency and commitment.
A Mission for the 21st Century.
For nearly 100 years, Auckland City Mission has been at the forefront of shaping lives for the better. Today, we’re preparing for the most exciting mission in our history. Our goal is to provide an integrated continuum of care that addresses Hunger, and access to nutritious food for individuals and families; Health, and the ability to access the healthcare needed to live a healthy life; and Homelessness, to ensure that this is rare, brief and non-recurring.
Our exciting new initiatives are anchored in international best practice and are informed by close to a century of local service delivery. Offering pragmatic, hands-on services and support to help those who need it most, we’re embarking on a powerful 21st century way of solving age-old problems. If you are looking to make a difference, come join our Mission.
Tika ki te whai whare rawaka. Everyone has the right to live in security, peace and dignity.
Housing First Auckland.
Te Pou Tuatahi o Tamaki Makaurau, Housing First Auckland is a collaborative programme delivered in partnership by Auckland City Mission and Lifewise. Housing First follows an established model that provides rapid access to housing and wrap around supports to people experiencing chronic homelessness in Auckland city centre.
Keyworker – Housing First.
We are looking for a Keyworker to join our Housing First team. You will be working alongside other Auckland City Mission services such as Calder Medical Centre, Homeless Outreach, Elder Service and Social Detox and will also be involved in community activities. You will hold an individual case load, work one on one with clients and must have both initiative and exceptional interpersonal skills. A relevant background/qualification in social work or community support work is required, as is experience with case management roles in a similar environment.
You will show commitment to the values that underpin the Housing First Model – housing as a basic human right, individual choice, harm reduction, and recovery. The successful candidate will have a high level of relational skill and adaptability. You will also be instrumental in building a sense of community within the Mission and providing a safe and accessible service to a hard to reach population. Included in this role are associated administration and reporting tasks.
Our Ideal Candidate will have:
Social Work Degree or similar at Bachelor level.
Experience working with vulnerable populations.
Exceptional ability to build rapport with service users.
Evidence of inter-personal and communication (written and oral) skills.
An understanding of how to work with vulnerable people and the systems they have to engage with.
Excellent team building, collaboration and partnering skills, with aptitude for getting things done through both formal and informal channels.
If you have the proven experience, are a well organised team player, honest, non-judgemental and have a passion to help people, then come and join our great team.
Please note, this is a full-time, permanent position.
Applications close: 31st August, 2019