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Housing Case Worker

Job posted: 21/07/2022
Job closes: 19/08/2022

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  • He tāngata maaki mātou, do you uplift and celebrates others?
  • Passionate about the mental health and addiction sectors and preventing homelessness?
  • Will you bring energy and enthusiasm to a dynamic role with a great workplace culture?
Join an exciting and innovative service that provides housing solutions for the people we support in the Waikato!
Summary | Whakarāpopoto
Join a highly skilled team that believes people are the most important thing in the world, e whakapono ana mātou ko ngā tāngata te mea nui o te ao. You will work closely with mental health clinical teams, health and housing agencies to assess housing and support needs for people, who are often living with intergenerational challenges, mental health, addiction, and trauma issues. You will take a whānau-centred approach to supporting people to access and sustain housing. We’d love to hear from applicants with an energy and passion for equity and social justice.
About The Role | Mō Te Tūnga
This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00pm. The role is based in Hamilton | Kirikiriroa and will involve work and travel across the Waikato Region.  This role will involve working within the Ahikāroa housing service. The community housing-based service has a strong focus on collaborating with other services to support recovery, wellness and housing stability. In this role you will work closely with key stakeholders to:
  • Review and coordinate housing referrals using a whanau-centred approach
  • Undertake assessments and reviews focused on people’s wellbeing and housing needs
  • Build enduring relationships with the people you support and work with them to minimise any barriers to housing or housing stability
  • Work in partnership with other agencies working in the housing and health space, to support people to access housing and sustain their housing.
  • Identify on-going support and safety needs and wrap around plans for people in social housing to help them progress their living situation in line with their goals and aspirations
About You | Mōu
 An authentic communicator and relationship builder, you’ll quickly build trust. You will be a flexible thinker with good conflict resolution skills. You can work at pace, under pressure and keep accurate records. You’ll have knowledge of and demonstrate strong commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi principles and working with Māori. You must have a full New Zealand driving license and a Level 4 certificate in health or social services or be committed to studying towards this qualification while working. Experience with residential services or housing is also preferred. The Covid-19 Public Health (Vaccination) Order requires the full vaccination of anyone conducting high-risk work in the health and disability sector, or who does not necessarily provide a health service but works in a role that requires frequent contact/engagement with those who do. Therefore, all workers within the Wise Group are required by the Order to be vaccinated.
The Benefits | Ngā Painga
 In this role, you can look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a great team around you every day. You will be working in an organisation that believes in its purpose.  You will be supported to maintain your ongoing professional development needs and professional registration. Be part of a supportive work environment where work life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm! If you’re keen to be part of real social change, then apply now. Applications Close | Rā Katinga: 19 August 2022. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date. Position Description: To view a full position description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: **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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