Social Worker – Elder Abuse and Response, Auckland

About Age Concern Auckland 

Age Concern Auckland operates to meet the needs of people aged 65+ across Auckland region. We are committed to promoting wellbeing, rights, respect and dignity for older people. Our vision is that older people live a valued life in an inclusive society.

Age Concern Auckland is a registered charity, we are part of a nationwide network of 33 Age Concerns.

Age Concern Auckland’s Intervention Service is a wraparound service that takes a holistic approach to the well-being of older people, and supports their financial, physical, emotional, cultural and mental needs. Our team includes professional social workers and other professionals, aims to move people from a position of vulnerability to one of resilience and includes the Field Social Worker, Elder Abuse and Neglect Response Services, Counselling and Asian Service.

This is a fulltime position (35-40 hours per week), located at our North Shore office.

Key responsibilities

  • Providing information and advice about matters related to elder abuse and neglect to anyone who asks for it.
  • Working with older people (and their families and carers where appropriate) who have been referred due to suspected elder abuse and neglect.
  • Providing education for those working with older people (including family/whanau carers), students, professionals or any other interested groups.
  • Raising public awareness about elder abuse and neglect.
  • Developing and maintaining mutually beneficial working relationships with agencies, professionals, people in the community, peers and national advisors.

Skills and experience

  • Registered qualified social worker with current practicing certificate and at least 2 years of relevant experience in social work (e.g. family violence)
  • Able to take referral information, assess and establish if abuse or neglect is occurring.
  • Able to work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience working with people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Full drivers licence.
  • Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a permanent NZ work visa.

To Apply>>

We offer a thorough induction and ongoing professional development opportunities, supportive, tight-knit team environment with flexible working hours. If you are interested in applying, please email a covering letter and CV to Julie Mansson at juliem@ageconak.org.nz