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Employment Consultant – Kairapu tūranga mahi

Job posted: 25/01/2023
Job closes: 15/02/2023

Company/Organisation Name:

Workwise

Company/Organisation Website:

https://www.workwise.org.nz/

About the Company/Organisation

Mō mātou: About us

Workwise has been operating for more than 20 years across the country helping people to find and keep work. We are part of the Wise Group, a leading provider of mental health and wellbeing services in New Zealand www.wisegroup.co.nz

Job Description

Kia ora, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni and warm Pacific greetings to you.

We’re growing our Pasifika employment support service in Wellington.

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi: About this role

  • Are you looking for a role with purpose?
  • Do you want to play an active role in supporting people to find work?
  • Would you like to contribute to the health and wellbeing of Pasifika people and their whānau?

Taking a practical, holistic approach to employment and wellbeing, our kairapu tūranga mahi / employment consultants work with people who are facing personal or health challenges, to find and keep work.

It’s a rewarding role where you walk alongside the person seeking employment and get to truly make a difference in their life. You’ll work closely with people accessing community mental health and addiction teams, employers, social services, government agencies and training providers. 

This is a permanent role working Monday - Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm based in Wellington.

Mōu: About you

We’re looking for someone who can easily engage and support people to connect with employers, whānau, health and welfare providers, and Pasifika communities. Our employment consultants work alongside people and their whānau from a range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Cultural competence is essential in this role, and we particularly encourage Māori and Pasifika people to apply. Lived experience is also valued.

Successful employment consultants have the following skill sets:

  • Ability to build relationships and achieve results for people
  • Love to be part of a team but can confidently work independently
  • Ability to think quickly and problem-solve effectively
  • Full NZ driver licence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in the social service, addiction, youth, mental health, disability, employment or other sectors that focus on improving people’s lives.

It is preferred that applicants hold the New Zealand Level 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing or a recognised equivalent. Alternatively, you can commence free study towards this within six months of starting your employment. We offer significant support to complete this study, please feel free to contact us to discuss this further.

Mō mātou: About us

Workwise has been operating for more than 20 years across the country helping people to find and keep work. We are part of the Wise Group, a leading provider of mental health and wellbeing services in New Zealand www.wisegroup.co.nz

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Building on our community of practice wisdom and networks, you’ll draw on our employment support expertise to meet the needs of all tāngata whai ora, and in particular Māori and Pasifika people.

We will support you by ensuring you have the tools needed to be successful, including access to a laptop, car and mobile phone. We offer good opportunities for training and development.

  • 5 weeks annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • 2 wellbeing days annually
  • Ongoing coaching, training and support in your role and career
  • Discounted plans for medical insurance and banking, and a range of other staff benefits
  • EAP support services.

Rā Katinga: Applications close: 15 February 2023.  Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

Position description:  https://www.wisegroup.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Employment-Consultant.pdf

Contact: Shona Sen, Team Leader - Kaiārahi ā-Tira, 027 807 0583 for any questions

For further information, Visit our website https://www.workwise.org.nz/

All new appointees require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.

Note: The Criminal History Check is Exempt from The Clean Slate Act. In other words, the Clean Slate Act does not apply to this position. Please declare any offences (even outside 7 years) in your application.

Some health and disability sector employers may require workers to be vaccinated. This is because workers come into close contact with people likely to get seriously ill if they get COVID-19. Having undertaken a thorough health and safety analysis with regards to Covid-19, we have determined that vaccination is required for our workforce (two primary doses and at least one booster).

Workwise is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment. 

Read and follow the instructions on how to apply for this job. We do not accept applications on behalf of the employer. Only contact the employer if you have questions that are not specified in the job description.

Contact the employer if you have questions about the role that isn’t otherwise stated in the job post. Otherwise, please follow the instructions on how to apply for this job.

 

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