Social Worker – Te Whānau Rangimarie, South Auckland

logo te whanau rangimarieWe are looking for a dynamic Social Worker, who loves working alongside a variety of people and issues to bring about change and who is passionate about working with families experiencing family violence, those looking for advocacy and support and homeless families.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our service for a value driven, strengths based social worker who is passionate about whānau/family, community wellbeing, and wants to be part of creating better outcomes for those who want assistance with social issues, those who have experienced family violence and those who are marginalized and homeless.

This position will be based in South Auckland. The role will be to support individuals and families who require social work advocacy and support and supporting those who have moved into our transitional and women’s safe houses, to find appropriate housing solutions and community homes, and to work on established goals that will help individuals and families to move towards achieving their goals and aspirations.This role does involve travel out in the community.

Te Whānau Rangimarie has been advocating for and working within the South Auckland community for over 35 years.

We are dedicated to working from a whole of whānau (family) approach; educating, empowering and strengthening the safety of individuals and families; supporting families to achieve sustainable housing through our transitional housing and women’s safe house and supporting with wrap around social services.
Please apply only if you have:

  •  Current Social Work Registration
  •  A Social Work qualification
  •  A full and clean drivers licence
  •  The ability to work in New Zealand

And can demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  •  Evidence of excellent people and communication skills
  •  Ability to set clear boundaries.
  •  Proven ability in using data systems.
  •  Proven ability to self-manage and be highly accountable.
  •  Evidence a working knowledge of dealing with child safety, domestic violence, addiction,mental health, probation and homelessness.
  •  Previous experience of working with Maori, Pacific Island and new immigrants with a clear commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  •  Competent and proven crisis and risk management skills.
  •  Ability to build effective working relationships with clients, team, and external agencies.
  •  At least 3 years of social work experience would be preferable but not a requirement.
  •  The ability to speak either Māori, Tongan or Samoan would be of benefit.

Term: 3 month trial, may lead to permanent
Days/Hours: Full time Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

If you would like to be part of this exceptional team, want to share your knowledge and experience and help to build the capability of the Trust, its team and our client families, then we would love to hear from you.
To apply, please send application form with CV and a cover letter before 22 March 2019.
Documents can be sent as follows:
Emailaneta@twr.org.nz

Postal: Attn: Aneta Rangirangi
Te Whānau  Rangimarie
PO Box 43264, Mangere
Auckland 2153

Delivered to reception:
2 Cameo Court Road
Mangere, 2024

We will respond as soon as we have processed your application