Vacancy: Kaitauwhiro (Social Worker in Schools) Anglican Family Care

Kaitauwhiro (Social Worker in Schools)
– Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Otepoti

Anglican Family Care is currently seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic Kaitauwhiro (Social Worker in Schools) – Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otepoti. We are looking for someone who will share our passion for ensuring tamariki are safe and whanau are supported. The successful applicant will foster and support the philosophy of Te Aho Matua within Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otepoti.

The position is a permanent 7.5 hours per week position.

About Anglican Family Care:

We have been providing social services in Otago for over forty years, working with tamariki and their whanau. We have the responsibility for delivering:

  • Social services and counselling support to tamariki and whanau
  • Family Start programme
  • Restorative Justice
  • A strong brand and community relationships

About the position:

The Kaitauwhiro programme is delivered locally by Anglican Family Care but is a national initiative which contributes to the Government’s strategic social services goals to:

  • Achieve well-being for tamariki
  • Strengthen whanau
  • Assist whanau to meet their care and support responsibilities in respect of their tamariki

The objectives of Kaitauwhiro:

  • To provide easily accessible early intervention and preventive service by basing the social worker in Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otepoti
  • To provide early help to tamariki and whanau in order to prevent problems becoming more serious and difficult to overcome
  • The service utilises a strengths based social work approach that focuses on developing strengths in whanau utilising Māori models of practice

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Fluent in Te Reo Maori and proficient in Tikanga Māori
  • A social work qualification recognised by the NZ Social Work Registration Board
  • Sound understanding of parenting and child development
  • An understanding of Care and Protection principles and the CYP&F Act 1989
  • Good knowledge of community resources and an ability to develop networks particularly in the Māori community
  • Experience working with whanau who need support with complex and often stressful situations
  • Sound computer and database skills
  • Current driver licence

If you want an opportunity to work in an organisation that really makes a difference in the quality of lives of tamariki and their whanau in Otago, then this role is for you.

You will be required to pass a police check.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and a CV via seek by 5 pm Wednesday, 3 May 2017 through Seek