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31 May 2022

Part-Time Kaimanaaki | Caregiver Whare Care Homes – Tamaki

Te Iwi O Ngati Kahu Trust  South Auckland $25 per hour

Job Description

Te Iwi O Ngati Kahu Trust is a kaupapa Maori social service provider, serving the communities of South Auckland and Te Tai Tokerau for over 30 years in advocacy, care services and support services leading to the restoration of whanau wellbeing.  

Te Iwi o Ngati Kahu delivers 24/7 Residential Services in partnership with Oranga Tamariki – The Ministry for Children in Aotearoa  for young people with complex support needs. We invite people with proven skills and experience in the social service, community health, mental health or education sectors to join our team of Kaimanaaki | Caregivers in their important work of delivering tikanga based social interventions and solutions.

This is an opportunity to work in a role that serves your passion and life’s purpose.

Mō te tūnga | About the Role:

This is a Part Time role – contributing to a 24-hour, 7 day per week roster system including sleepovers. Shifts include day, afternoon, night and public holidays.

The Kaimanaaki | Caregivers will work closely with Kairuruku | Social Practice Workers, government organisations and NGOs to support tamariki (0-17) who are experiencing significant challenges that adversely impact their lives. While providing a safe home environment, fully inducted and trained, Kaimanaaki | Caregivers will enact the individual care plans to achieve positive outcomes for tamariki and their whanau. Care Plans encompass therapeutic, behavioural, education and social support needs required to meet goals and build the resilience required for the tamaiti and eventual independence or transition back to whanau.

The duties and tasks may include enacting care plan goals and activities,  case management and case note reporting, supporting tamariki or rangitahi with daily activities in and outside the whare, adhering to Te Iwi O Ngati Kahu Trust Policies and Health and Safety requirements and participating in ongoing training and professional development to support the tamariki in our care.

Mōu | About you

  • Experience working with tamariki in a care setting
  • Trauma-informed training/experience preferred
  • Knowledge of/proficiency in Kaupapa Māori approaches, Tikanga Māori and/or Te Reo Māori OR the ability and willingness to learn
  • Experience in case management including compiling case notes
  • Current First Aid or ability to acquire
  • Availability and willingness to work flexibly to contribute at short notice to a 24-hour, 7 day per week roster system
  • Competent in computer skills, verbal, and written communication skills
  • 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?

  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
  • The opportunity to positively impact the lives of tamariki and rangitahi in our community

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 Expired June 30, 2022

Job Category: Children, Youth and Family Services. Job Type: Part-Time.

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