Vacancy: Social Worker Manager @ Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora

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Well-being For All

Social Worker Manager

Do you want to make a lasting contribution to the wellbeing of whānau in the community? Are you motivated by supporting others to achieve better Health outcomes?

Would you like to be part of a dynamic and diverse Whānau Ora team of kaimahi providing quality services within a Kaupapa Māori Organisation? Then we would like to hear from you.

Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora is requesting applications for the position of Social Work Manager. Please note that this position is fixed term, part-time. As the Social Work Manager you will need to be registered and have a well-grounded Social Work practice background with the appropriate post graduate qualifications.

A strong commitment to professional development and whanau/family quality care is desirable.

Experience in working within Māori environments e.g. NGO’s, Māori Providers and communities, tikaka and Te Reo an advantage. The ability to work effectively in a wide range of cultural settings is preferable.

What we can provide is a whānau friendly working environment, opportunities to extend through professional development, and lots of interesting experiences.

Please contact Rebecca for a Job Description and application details.

Applications close 4pm on Friday 27th January 2017

Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora

25 College Street


P.O. Box 5626


Phone (03) 471 9960; Fax (03) 471 9962

Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora’s aim is Whānau Ora – supporting Whānau to develop their own strengths and resilience.

Manager/Coordinator @ Dunedin Curtain Bank

Dunedin Curtain Bank are on the hunt for a superstar Manager/Coordinator for our rapidly developing charity.

The Dunedin Curtain Bank is a not for profit charity who collect curtains, relines them and distributes to those in need.

The successful applicant will be confident in immersing themselves in the community and developing the service further. The role includes marketing, liaising with referrers and the public and sourcing funding and fundraising opportunities. Alongside this is the general day to day running of the service and coordination of staff and volunteers.

This role is for 30 hours a week with an opportunity for flexibility across the week. You will be supported by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and other community services committed to warming up our local community.

How to Apply

For more information and a copy of the job description contact Board Chair Micaela Kena on

Applications close 10th January 2017

MSD have released a new Outcomes Tool

The eagerly awaited follow up to the 2013 blockbuster Organisational Capability Tool has been released. The Outcomes Capability Planning and Assessment Tool is here. The original tool took an organisation wide look at capability across 10 areas. The new tool focuses on outcomes.

Like the original it is based around three steps – assessment, planning and then implementation. The tool guides you through the first two so you are ready for the third. The focus is on answering why, what, how and who for your organisation.

There are two documents – the Tool itself and Guidance Material which explains the thinking behind the tool and suggests how to use it.

Whilst named a tool this is in actual fact a flat PDF – there is no interactivity but the guidance has a handy table to record the rankings you decide on.

You decide the ranking by comparing where you are as an organisation with statements in four boxes – Aspirational, Emerging, Good & Transformative.

There is a checklist but rather than being worded as a checklist it’s actually a series of questions requiring complex answers. An example from the checklist is:

Clarity of organisational purpose

  • What does your organisation exist to do in your community? What business is your organisation in?
    • What are your mission / goals?
    • What and who is your community?
    • Who are your clients?
    • What are the reasons why people might use your services?
    • What sort of changes might people expect to make coming here?

Useful stuff but it seems like this is a sizeable chunk of work to undertake for an organisation and there will need to be guidance on what to do if you aren’t up to scratch in an area. As an MSD tool there is a focus on recognising alignment on MSD/Community Investment Strategy Outcomes but this should tranfer to any other funder/stakeholder required emphasis.

If you’d like a facilitator to guide you through the questions and issues the tool raises Connect South staff Bronwyn Boon and Rob Tigeir are available.

You can read more about the tool and download it and the guidance at or access the PDFs below.

Outcomes Capability Guidance
Outcomes Capability Guidance Planning and Assessment Tool


Job Vacancy: Kaimahi/Social Worker @ Gore Women’s Refuge, Te Whare Piringa O Marua Wai

gwrGore Women’s Refuge is seeking a passionate and skilled kaimahi/social worker to join our team working with families and whanau who experience family violence.

This is a varied position as our services include crisis intervention, emergency accommodation, outreach services to Eastern and Northern Southland and West and South Otago, women’s and children education programmes and working with families who are transitioning to living free from violence.

The ideal candidate would need to have:

  • A relevant social service degree or be working towards one
  • An understanding of the dynamics of family violence
  • An understanding of and commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi
  • Clear professional boundaries
  • Non-judgmental manner
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement
  • The ability to work independently and part of a team
  • Full clean driver’s licence

Position hours are flexible depending on the successful applicant. Appointment is subject to Police vetting.

For further information, for a copy of the job description or to apply please contact:

The Manager – Hannah Bain

Ph: 03 208 8384


Postal Address: P.O. Box 357, Gore.

 Applications close 9 December 2016.

Lending Matters Coordinator

This is a Request for Proposal rather than a job advert so the successful person will be self employed.

Vacancy: Fixed Term Counsellor, Rape Crisis Dunedin

Rape Crisis Dunedin logo

Rape Crisis Dunedin is a feminist organization which provides support for women survivors of rape and sexual abuse. We are seeking qualified persons for a fixed term counselling position to cover a maternity leave, beginning employment on 9 January 2017 until 31 December 2017.

The position begins at 16 hours a week and would suit people who are highly motivated, supportive of the Rape Crisis philosophy and able to work in a collective environment.

Application documents and a job description are available on our Facebook page:

Or call 474-1592 or email for more information.

Applications close 12pm, Tuesday the 15 November 2016.


Te Taketake 2017: Diploma In Applied Addictions Counselling


Vacancy: Office Manager – Moana House

Office Manager – Moana House

The Downie Stewart Foundation (Moana House) is a well-established residential therapeutic community for adult male offenders who want to change their lives. Many of our residents may also have a history of alcohol and/or drug abuse. We offer a long term residential programme which includes professional group therapy; recreational experiences; work skills & training; lifestyle skills and organisation & motivation skills. The programme has a strong cultural commitment and offers a safe place to change within a supportive family environment.

Reporting to the Programme Director, you will provide administrative and non-clinical operational support and maintain the financial viability of the programme through implementation of sound business planning, effective operational management and oversight of the funding and fundraising activities.

You will also manage and oversee operational systems and processes, including Human Resources, Procurement and IT and administration of Health & Safety.

As a key member of the administration team you will take an active role in the on-going development of Moana House by ensuring that the philosophy, mission, values and framework of practice of Moana House are demonstrated in everyday work practices in the business and administration area.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and an ability to interpret and apply it at work.
  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in business management, accounting or health administration.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in senior administrative roles, ideally in a not for profit or charity environment.
  • Experience in and/or understanding of all areas of operational administration and coordination, including HR, IT, Procurement and Health and Safety.
  • An ability to develop and maintain a strong working relationship with external advisers.
  • Understanding of business systems and processes, ideally with proven experience in process improvement and implementation.
  • Experience representing senior management at meetings and dealing with external parties.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and Xero.
  • Current drivers licence.

In addition, you will be able to demonstrate the following key attributes:

  • Ability to problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Culturally sensitive / aware
  • Flexibility

This role is an exciting position for someone who is looking to take the next step in their administrative

career, and join an organisation which offers both a rewarding career and an ability to give something back to the community.

If you believe you can bring your skills, drive and enthusiasm to this position, please apply with a CV and covering letter to Claire Williams on by Monday, 17 th October 2016. A full job description is available on request.

Vacancy: Youth Coordinator – Dunedin

Youth Coordinator – Dunedin

New Zealand Red Cross

As part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, New Zealand Red Cross works to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience.

We are seeking a Youth Co-ordinator to join our Dunedin team.

In this role you will be responsible for the delivery and development of current and future NZRC youth-focussed community education programmes. The Youth Co-ordinator will seek out and create opportunities for young people to become humanitarian leaders in their community.

We encourage you to apply for this role if you have:

  • A proven ability to relate to young people
  • A proven ability to initiate and develop partnerships and networks with other individuals and organisation in communities
  • Programme development and management experience
  • Successful community development experience
  • An understanding of the importance of and experience in, involving young leaders in organisational decision making

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Sue Price at New Zealand Red Cross 03 4771527

More details & apply

Applications Close: 21 Oct 2016

Vacancy: Social Worker – Permanent Full Time

Social Worker – Permanent Full Time

New Zealand Red Cross, Dunedin
As part of the largest humanitarian aid organisation in the world, New Zealand Red Cross plays a vital role in providing assistance to vulnerable people in New Zealand and overseas. New Zealand Red Cross is an organisation with 10,000 volunteers and 400 staff.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to join our client services team supporting former refugees to resettle in New Zealand.

This position provides comprehensive assessments, social work support and settlement support to refugees resettling in New Zealand to regain control of their lives.

In this role you will:

  • Provide effective case management and coordination of crisis support
  • Provide comprehensive assessments, social work support, counselling and skills development services to clients
  • Maintain communication with volunteers alongside the volunteer coordinator to assist volunteers on placement
  • Attend community meetings and network groups as required
  • Provide public education and raise awareness with local mainstream service providers on best practice work with refugee clients

We encourage you to apply for this role if you:

  • Have a tertiary social work qualification
  • Hold full registration with the Social Worker Registration Board or near completion.
  • Can demonstrate strengths-based social work and cross cultural understanding
  • Have relevant experience in social work
  • Have proven experience of the ability to network and build positive working relationships

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Christelle Burger at New Zealand Red Cross 03 4771527

More details & apply

Applications Close: 21 Oct 2016