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Whanau Social Worker – Te Korowai Trust

The Whānau Social Worker role at Te Korowai Trust is to provide an intensive Kaupapa Māori social work service for whānau where tamariki/rangatahi have been identified as at significant risk of harm or offending. Our goal is to support whanau to ensure their Tamariki are in a loving whanau environment.

Pay equity rates apply

Days of work will be Tuesday – Friday

25-30 hours (to be discussed)

Your key responsibilities would be:

To ensure Tamariki Māori are thriving under the protection of hapu and iwi and that children and young people are safe and flourishing in their homes.
Develop whānau-led plans to address the identified risk to tamariki/rangatahi
Whānau ora approach to assessing, planning and supporting referrals using a korowai of support
Ensure clear and achievable goals are set in the whānau plans and reviewed regularly with whānau, capturing their voice
You will need to:

Work within statutory requirements, practice guidelines/ standards and tikanga best practice.
Participate in ongoing cultural, professional and personal development.
Undergo regular professional supervision with an approved qualified supervisor..
Ensure safe practice and culturally appropriate behaviour with clients and their whānau and with key stakeholders. Interact appropriately with Māori taking into consideration tikanga (custom) and kawa (protocol) according to formal and informal settings.
Essential Qualifications and Experience

Relevant Social Work degree and current registration with the Social Workers Registration Board.
A current, valid and full NZ driver’s Licence.
Maintain current First Aid and CPR Certification
Be willing to get a current Police vetting check.

Desirable Requirements

Work experience in a similar or related role preferably in a community setting and with other professionals, support workers and community advocates.
An understanding of Social Services in working with the diverse realities of Maori as individuals, whanau and groups at all levels of the Community, Government and Private Sector.
Strong computer skills and organisational abilities.
It is desirable to have some knowledge of Te Reo and Tikanga (or a willingness to learn)

Competencies and Skills

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Be able to deliver customer service and presentations in a range of settings and audiences at a high professional standard.
Be able to write reports and develop documentation to a high standard.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Able to undertake one-to-one guidance, advice and consulting with a wide range of clients in a professional manner.
Personal Qualities

Has empathy with a wide range of cultures and client groups.
Demonstrate a high level of professionalism with personal presentation, self-motivation, initiative and resilience.
Have a positive attitude towards work and achievement of performance targets and standards.
Have the ability to be discreet and maintain client confidentiality and protect the integrity of information that is confidential to the Trust. Display loyalty to the Trust and demonstrates competence in own judgement.

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Job Vacancies and Volunteer Offers

Contact Name: Robyn Parkes
Contact Phone: 027 414 4942
Contact Email: [email protected]

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