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31 May 2022

Full-Time Te Whare Kairuruku | Social Worker – Balmoral

Te Whare Ruruhau O Meri Trust  Auckland City, Auckland $55K - $65K

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 ministry and 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 justice sector to join our team of social workers, counsellors and kaiawhina, 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 full-time role based in Balmoral as part of the Family Harm team.

The Kairuruku/Social Practice Worker will work closely with Government Organisations and NGOs to address reports of family harm in Auckland Central communities. The support will be carried out in whānau homes primarily, or in other settings as appropriate. Kairuruku/Social Practice Workers will engage with victims of family harm and their whānau to identify what support is needed, refer them to relevant services within their community such as specialised counselling, and work with them towards achieving positive outcomes.

The duties and tasks may include undertaking assessments, developing and case managing plans with clients, customising resources and support for people, and carrying out evaluations during and following the completion of work.

Mōu | About you

  • Completed Social work, Counselling or relevant Health or Mental Health degree OR extensive experience working with victims of family harm, physical and/or sexual violence
  • Trauma-informed training/experience preferred
  • Experience managing a caseload preferred
  • 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 5 days Wellbeing Leave 5, Study Leave, Te Reo 30 programme hours  annually, Birthday Leave and a Professional Development Allowance
  • Work pool vehicles available for use

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: Full-Time.

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