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Housing Case Worker

Job posted: 09/11/2023
Job closes: 08/12/2023

Company/Organisation Name:

Link People

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About the Company/Organisation

LinkPeople | Mō mātou 

E whakapono ana mātou ko ngā tāngata te mea nui o te ao. At LinkPeople we believe that people are the most important thing in the world. This guides us in our work supporting people to find safe, affordable housing and linking into health and social services they need to live well. We work with several key organisations as part of a community-wide approach to end homelessness.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in this role, please apply via the following link:

Job Description

  • Perm, full-time role working Mon-Fri, 8.30am to 5.00pm based in Hamilton.
  • Paid well-being days + increased KiwiSaver employee contribution + more.
  • Join a supportive work environment where work life balance is encouraged.

Encourage self-awareness & bring your mental health, housing, and/or social services experience to end homelessness.  

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou 

We provide comprehensive induction, training, and ongoing coaching for continuous development in this role, we also offer:

  • Fifth week of Annual Leave (after 12 months of employment)
  • Paid Wellbeing Days (2 days a year)
  • Increased Kiwisaver contribution
  • Holiday programme assistance
  • Perk & Perk Plus discount app
  • Income continuance plan
  • Wise Group House, Contents and car insurance plan
  • Specsavers Discount
  • Discounted premiums with Southern Cross
  • Financial risk and planning review
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

The Role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

The role is based in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa and includes travel across other parts of the Waikato region, within working hours.

In this role you will:

  • work alongside people to identify their housing needs and support them to overcome barriers to housing.
  • support people to transition from their current living situation into permanent housing.
  • work in collaboration with other teams and agencies to identify on-going support needs for people who have moved into permanent housing.
  • help people sustain their housing and link them in with the health and social supports they need.
  • work closely with other NGOs and mental health clinical teams to review goals and provide housing solutions.

You | Mōu

We are looking for someone with:

  • Strong communication and relationship building skills.
  • Minimum of a level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Health & Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent.
  • Or a willingness to complete this within two years of starting with us.
  • Sound problem solving and organisational skills.
  • An ability to work at pace and flourish under pressure.
  • Excellent attention to detail and proficiency in record keeping.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrable commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi principles and working with Māori.
  • A full New Zealand driving licence.

Applications close | Rā Katinga: 8 December 2023.  This role may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Position Description: Please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Contact | Whakapā: Rachael Kirner, Team Leader, on 027 313 6303 if you have any questions.

For further information, visit our website

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).

**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.

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