28 Apr 2022

Full-Time Community Connector

Te Whare Ruruhau O Meri Trust  Auckland 52,000

Job Description

Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri is a kaupapa Maori social service provider serving the communities of South Auckland and Te Tai Tokerau. We are the social services arm of Te Pihopatanga o Te Tai Tokerau – the Maori Anglican Church. Our mission is to uphold whanau that are in need of compassion and aroha, and to lead the restoration of whanau wellbeing.

We invite people with proven skills and experience in the social support sector to join our team of social workers, counsellors and kaiawhina, in their important mahi delivering tikanga based social interventions and solutions to people we support in the community.

Mō te tūnga | About the Role:

This is a full time (40 hours) role based in Tāmaki Makaurau working with people and whanau in the community who require additional support while in isolation with Covid-19.

The Community Connector will work closely with government organisations and NGOs to support people to navigate and connect to various services available in their community while they are self-isolating, during recovery and returning to independence.

The support provided may include completing assessments, developing wellbeing plans with clients, accessing basic needs  and essential items during isolation, advocating for clients with other partner agencies for appropriate supports during their isolation period and connecting them to other agencies for ongoing support.

Mōu | About you

  • Experience working with people in a community care or community health setting. A background of Social Work, Counselling or relevant Health or Mental Health education is preferable.
  • Have established networks within the community to support service engagement for clients and their whanau
  • Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural issues and concerns, in particular, knowledge of tikanga Māori and Pasifika peoples’ culture
  • Experience managing a caseload or community client portfolio
  • Strong organisational ability to optimise and prioritise conflicting demands in a busy environment, to achieve deadlines and see responsibilities through to completion.
  • Competent in computer skills, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of/proficiency in Kaupapa Māori approaches, Tikanga Māori and/or Te Reo Māori or the ability and willingness to learn
  • Resilient and able to communicate effectively and respectfully in the face of difficulty and/or difference

Nōu te rourou | What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive remuneration based on qualifications / experience
  • Attractive incentive package worth approximately $8K, including wellbeing leave 5 days, study leave 5 days, Te Reo leave 30 hours annually, birthday leave and a professional development allowance
  • Work pool vehicles available for use

If you are interested in applying for this position please apply via this link: https://tewhareandtionk.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=39&source=aWQ9Mjk%3D

Closing date: 15th Haratua 2022

Ko te Amorangi ki mua, ko te hapai o ki muri. Tuturu mahi pono, ko te mana Maori motuhake. Tena koutou e nga ringa raupa o te iwi. Nau mai, piki mai, haere mai.

Job Category: Community Services. Job Type: Full-Time.

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