Qualification and programme overview
Note: New enrolments from Monday 1 August 2022 will go into the updated version of this programme, now titled ‘Careerforce Apprenticeship in Whānau, Community and Social Services’.
This qualification is delivered as an apprenticeship that is well-supported and resourced with a team of Apprenticeship Advisors providing pastoral care and support.
The Apprenticeship in Social and Community Services gives your staff the skills they need to work alongside people, family and whānau and apply a person-centred approach to their support.
The Community Facilitation programme enables workers to develop and demonstrate skills needed to work alongside people, family and whānau to support autonomy by using tools and strategies to identify goals, address barriers and achieve aspirations.
The programme includes developing and/or recognising the following competencies in your staff:
- Engaging and communicating with people, family and/or whānau who are accessing social and community services in a manner which respects their socio-cultural identity, experiences and self-knowledge
- Developing relationships and supporting the achievement of intended outcomes
- Demonstrating a knowledge of kawa and tikanga and the ability to relate the unique place Māori have as tangata whenua in Aotearoa in their role
- Understanding New Zealand’s health and wellbeing challenges and the impact on their role
- Displaying self-awareness, reflective practice and personal leadership in the workplace
- Actively contributing to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality in your workplace
- Gaining an in-depth knowledge of a condition, impairment, situation or issue and applying the new knowledge to support clients.
How is this programme delivered?
This Careerforce apprenticeship is a well supported, workplace training programme. Whilst the learning at this level is self directed, a team of dedicated Apprenticeship Advisors provide pastoral care and support.
Watch the short video to see why Paul loves his role and his apprenticeship learning journey
Funding to support your business
Employers may also qualify for the Apprenticeship Boost which provides a wage subsidy for new and existing apprentices in their first two years of training, encouraging employers to retain their current apprentices, and to take on new apprentices. Find out more
Do you need more information?
Visit our Apprenticeship pages to learn more about health and wellbeing apprenticeships.
* This programme presently has free enrolment via the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF)