Job Vacancy

Kaihāpori / Social Worker

Whakatū Marae provides comprehensive Whānau Ora services, which support tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau, living within the Nelson, Tasman districts.
Whakatū Marae Whānau Ora kaimahi bring commitment and aroha to our kaupapa, ensuring a safe space for positive transformation. We consistently relate our cultural values to our mahi with tamariki, with rangatahi, with whānau and with each other.
We mahi with passion and enthusiasm, together with a belief that each whānau, tamariki and rangatahi is valued and capable of change and growth, each with the ability to discover and uncover their full potential

Mō te tūranga mahi – About the role

We are seeking a qualified social worker with proven experience working with Māori to join the Te Atatū team to assist in the delivery of contracts for the Ministry of Children; Oranga Tamariki. Within the team is a team lead, social workers, a care and protection youth worker and two kaimanaaki whānau. You will join the team to provide comprehensive tikanga Māori social work support for, individuals and whānau who have Māori rangatahi, tamariki and pēpē, within the designated Nelson and Tasman regions.

Mōu – About you

Your ability to build relationships with whānau (whakawhānaungatanga) and provide services in a mana enhancing manner (whakamanatia) is a vital part of this role. Your knowledge of services and experience with a whānau ora approach will provide support, information, advice and direction to access appropriate resources from other support and funding agencies in the whānau ora and community arenas.

Additionally, to be effective in this role you will have:

  • Proven experience in working within a Kaupapa Māori environment
  • Be experienced in working in the whānau and bring a strong commitment to working with whānau.
  • A good level of understanding of Tikanga Māori and te reo Māori is preferred
  • Demonstrate the cultural intelligence necessary to understand whānau situations and build relationships of trust and confidence.
  • Have empathy and patience, demonstrate resilience, critical thinking, and problem-solving techniques
  • Sound judgement, time management and organisational skills.
  • Have established community connections and knowledge of local networks, and an understanding of social and economic issues facing whānau.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and report writing ability
  • Be motivated and flexible
  • Clean full driver’s license
  • Must meet Whakatū Marae Whānau Ora Services and Oranga Tamariki Police vetting policy.
  • Must be smoke free to comply with Whakatū Marae policy and funders criteria.

We are skilled and creative people who have an innate sense of manaakitanga and kaitiakitanga, which encourages us to find ways to connect with rangatahi and their whānau. We recognise that each interaction we have has the capacity to make a difference.

If this kaupapa resonates with you and who you are then we want to hear from you?

For confidential enquiries, please contact Chan Collin 0275 401 027 or Sacha MacDonald 027 386 9288 or alternatively you may apply with your cover letter and resume via our recruitment portal. link through to the job specific application form. All enquiries and applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Applications Close: 5th December 2022

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