Social Worker, Community Suicide Prevention NGO, Taranaki

About Us

Taranaki Retreat is a Non-Clinical Suicide Prevention initiative that provides a range of residential and non-residential services to support people facing major life challenges, including suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, self-harm, attempted suicide, and bereavement by suicide.

About the Role

Are you a qualified and experienced Social Worker? Are you committed to front-line suicide prevention work within a non-clinical setting? Are you passionate about making a positive difference, and keen to provide community-based social services to those who reach out to us in need of help? Do you have a background in Trauma Informed Care?

We are looking to grow our team with this full-time position (30 hours per week). Some of the online case management work can be undertaken from home. The role is based in Omata, Taranaki. You will be managing a caseload and working with our committed and caring staff and volunteers in this innovative and compassionate environment, both based from our site and throughout the community.

Joining our team as one of our Social Workers will suit a range of career stages. Perhaps you’re experienced in your career, but are now wanting to focus more fully on suicide prevention. Or maybe your own life experiences have given you a perspective that will enhance your work. The most important thing you can bring is the genuine, empathetic, heartfelt desire to help people find hope and to build a new beginning in which they will thrive.

In return for your skills, your knowledge, and your passion for your work, you’ll find plenty of team support, as well as opportunities for development.

About You

We are excited to be making this appointment, and are looking to engage a Social Worker who has:

– A deep understanding of the impacts of trauma and recovery
– Great communication skills, both verbal and written

– A current, recognised social work registration and qualification

– A natural embracing and valuing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi

– Ideally a level of familiarity and competency in Te Reo Māori

– Excellent computer literacy and the ability to learn new systems swiftly

– The ability to work cohesively and openly on a shared outcome

– A good sense of humour and the ability to ‘go with the flow’

– A track record of great teamwork

– A passion to engage in active suicide prevention work in an NGO charitable context

– A full NZ Driver’s License and permanent NZ residency

T: 06 2150993 | jamie@taranakiretreat.org.nz

https://www.taranakiretreat.org.nz/