Registered Social Worker, Auckland

Kia hiwa ra ! Kia hiwa ra !

He aha te mea nui o te ao ! He tangata He tangata He tangata !

What is the most important thing in the world?  It is people, it is people, it is people !

The Goodwood Park Healthcare Group is a progressive rehabilitation based organisation and a leading provider of residential and community support services for vulnerable New Zealanders across the central and north of the North Island.

The Service

The Employment and Accommodation service works with men who are newly released from prison, supporting participants to help them reintegrate successfully into the community, as valued citizens, by identifying their needs and supporting them to access the services required to meet individual goals.

The service aligns closely with the Correction Department’s Hōkai Rangi strategy, and offer participants holistic support (employment, re-connect with whānau, develop essential life skills, support with AOD and other significant health issues, and to find long term secure accommodation) within the community.

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of delivering high quality reintegration support services.

The role

We are looking for a passionate health professional to be part of our community team.  You will have a high level of initiative, drive and enthusiasm.

You will need to demonstrate the ability to complete comprehensive assessments and create culturally responsive individual reintegration plans.

You will be based predominantly in the west Auckland region, however are expected to travel to the Auckland wide Corrections facilities and our Te Awamutu office from time to time. You will also be expected to offer clinical support to staff working within our community & transitional housing services.

A key aspect of the role will be liaising with other community agencies including Community Probation Services. This is a very varied and dynamic role where no two days will be the same.

The role is full-time; Monday-Friday with use of a company vehicle.

The key tasks of this role include:

  • Comprehensive assessment and support planning that enables increased independence of participants, and creating opportunities for making better life choices.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build relationships and partnerships with other agencies.
  • To ensure that the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi are supported and implemented in the delivery of services.

Our ideal candidate for this role will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • A passion for the community reintegration of men in the justice system.
  • Able to work to deadlines, demonstrate resilience and maintain a positive attitude
  • An annual practising certificate
  • Be able to work in a culturally responsive way
  • Experience working in the Community and/or Health and Disability field
  • A full NZ drivers licence
  • Proficient computer literacy – Microsoft suite
  • Have NZ residency / valid NZ working visa
  • There may be some on-call required

 

We are an organisation that values high performance and can offer:

  • Great team culture with supportive leadership
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Unique learning opportunities
  • Ongoing education and training
  • Support to maintain your professional registration
  • Access to Cultural Advisor & Professional Supervision

 

As this role is working with men in the justice system, staff will undergo drivers licence checks, Drug and Alcohol testing procedures, and criminal conviction checks.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, and bringing your individual style and talent please don’t hesitate to call us and/or apply now with your CV and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you.

Nā tō rourou, Nā taku rourou, Ka ora ai te Iwi

 With your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper

Contact:

Karen Lawson (Team Leader) – 027 5848496 or email: Klawson@goodwood.org.nz

Ian Garfitt (Acting Service Manager) – 027 1800 0125 or email: Igarfitt@goodwood.org.nz