Social Worker / Community Support Worker – Wellington Region

logo Kahungunu Whanau ServicesBe part of a high performing driven team that treats you like whānau and thrives on your strengths.

Kahungunu Whānau Services (KWS) is an organisation that has provided a comprehensive range of social services to whānau across Wellington for over four decades. KWS prides’ itself on being anchored in Te Ao Māori, and driven by the philosophy of Whānau Ora. Our services are executed through the kaupapa based framework of Te Whare Tapa Whā and we stand committed to working with and alongside whānau to support them to achieve their aspirations.
Our Whenua KonnX Housing Solutions Team provides high quality strength based assessment and support to our most vulnerable who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We support whānau to find a place they can call home including reconnecting to ones whakapapa. We do this through our expression of Manaakitanga, Whakawhanaungatanga, Kotahitanga and Rangatiratanga.

We are seeking applications from those who are driven to make a difference, have outstanding motivation, exceptional resilience, patience and above all want to support our most vulnerable to achieve their aspirations.
Do you have what it takes?

  •  A compassionate, caring, non-judgemental and supportive attitude.
  •  The ability to work with diverse individuals and groups of whānau
  •  The passion to support whānau to achieve improved outcomes.
  •  Confidence to make good decisions in crisis situations.
  •  Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills.
  •  Good computer skills.
    You will:
    Be able to prove your knowledge, understanding and experience of Tikanga Māori. You will have a qualification in Social Work recognised by the SWRB and full SWRB registration or working towards it. You may also have a Level 4 Mental Health / Social Services certificate. Experience with RecordBase case management system would be an advantage.

Whilst we are looking for experienced practitioners your attitude and grit will be considered.
Position available: Immediate start
Location: Wellington Region including Upper and Lower Hutt
To request an application package email:
If you would like to discuss these positions in confidence contact:

Ali Hamlin-Paenga
ph: 022 011 7270