Social Workers & Navigators - 1 x 40 hrs and 1x 20 hrs - Out of Gate Service

Do you want to make a difference in your community?

CareNZ require a

Kai Awhina (Social Worker) or Kaitautoko (Navigator) for our OOG Service

 

  • Are you passionate about helping people to improve their lives?
  • Do you have experience working in health, justice or social work settings?
  • Do you want to develop your career?

 

CareNZ - Manaaki Aotearoa, has a vacancy available with our Out of Gate Service in Wellington but based at Upper Hutt.

This is a new initiative whereby CareNZ- Manaaki Aotearoa is working in partnership with Te Waka Whaiora (Porirua) and Mana o Te Tangata Trust (Manawatu).

You will be part of a team delivering reintegration services to short sentenced Men and Women in Prison.  You will work alongside Men and Women in Prison to develop their release plans, make referrals, co-ordinate their care and provide support post release.

You will also be part of a team delivering a new remand programme in the remand space.

To be successful for the Pou Awhina (Social Worker) role, you will;

  • be a registered social worker, and/or
  • have a relevant bachelor’s degree in psychology, counselling, psychotherapy, occupational therapy or similar, and
  • where relevant, hold a current practising certificate.

You will have the following skills and experiences:

  • two or more years relevant experience
  • excellent clinical assessment skills
  • excellent cultural competency and specific knowledge of models and frameworks specific to Māori and Pasifika participants
  • preferably have experience working within a prison or other secure environment
  • strong organisational and record maintenance skills
  • strong relationship management skills
  • strong professional boundaries
  • well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • ideally, experience, knowledge and understanding of the complex issues relating to participants and families in prison.

To be successful for the Kaitautoko role, you will have;

A minimum level four relevant qualification in the health and social care field or equivalent.
 

You will have the following skills and experiences:

  • two or more years relevant experience
  • current drivers’ licence
  • strong relationship management skills
  • strong organisational and record maintenance skills
  • well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • ideally, experience, knowledge and understanding of the complex issues relating to participants and families in prison.
  • a sound understanding of Maori cultural principles and philosophies
  • strong professional boundaries
  • ability to maintain accurate and up to date client records
  • proficiency in Microsoft Office and web based platforms

Ideally you will have (or be studying for) a degree in social work or another relevant subject. You will be required to gain and maintain Ministry of Justice and prison site clearances.

You must have the right to work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

We offer a competitive salary, professional registration, professional development and a job that makes a difference to people’s lives.

For more information or to apply for this role, please contact

Matire Kupenga-Wanoa at [email protected]

 

Closes: 9 February 2021