Permanent Full timeNew Zealand Red Cross is a member National Society of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the world's largest humanitarian organisation.The New Zealand Red Cross Mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience.We are an organisation with over 12,000 members and 450 staff and we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Disaster Risk Manager.Reporting to the Secretary General, the Disaster Risk Manager plays a critical role in implementing the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) strategy of New Zealand Red Cross and leading a team of Disaster Risk specialists including Disaster response, recovery and disaster preparedness.As a member of the National Leadership Team, the Disaster Risk Manager will work with colleagues to implement the DRM strategy as well as the wider strategy of New Zealand Red Cross.In this role you will be responsible for:Contributing at a strategic level to the leadership and direction of New Zealand Red Cross.Leading the domestic and international DRM functions including response , recovery and disaster preparedness.Building strong, influential and productive relationships with partners and coalitions across the Disaster Risk Management Sector.Leading the final phases of the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery and embedding lessons learned and recovery as a business as usual function into the organisation.Ensuring all employees and members working in the delivery of DRM programmes are sustained with clear roles, supervision, coaching, feedback, training and development.Oversee the planning, execution and supervision of projects undertaken by team members.Providing a high-level strategic participation in wider organisational development and progress on cross-cutting issues.We encourage you to apply for this role if you:Have significant experience in managing and leading disaster risk management disciplines including resilience and risk reduction, response, and recovery programmes.Have significant experience as a senior leader and manager of teams of both staff and volunteers.Are a strategic thinker with excellent judgement and decision making abilities and are a successful implementer with a proven record of turning strategy into action.Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information to strategic decision makers.Have comprehensive change management experience.Have a high level of emotional intelligence and ability to work well and get results alongside a wide variety of colleagues.Are an articulate and passionate communicator, able to influence and build good relationships with a wide range of audiences using a variety of media tools.Have empathy with humanitarian causes.Are enthusiastic and committed to the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement - humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Matthew Gutschlag, People and Culture Director at New Zealand Red Cross 04 471 9101.Interviews are likely to be held the week of the 28 August 2017.
Job Reference: 3664430 | Location: Wellington Central | Listed: 31 July 2017
Do the job you love, making a difference to the lives of disabled peopleMultiple locations - Auckland and NorthlandPart-time hours on offer!CCS Disability Action is a community organisation who has provided support for disabled people and their families for over 75 years, ensuring that disabled people have a positive life and are connected to their local communities.We are looking for Community Support Workers and Paraprofessionals/Teacher Aids to work with children we support across Auckland and Northland (specifically Dargaville) who live in the community. The support that you will be required to provide will vary. Some of the work will be physical.CCS Disability Action partners with disabled people, their families / whanau to ensure inclusion in the life of family / whanau and inclusion within local communities.Community Support Worker roleAre energetic, enthusiastic and have a passion for enabling others to lead good lives.Have a minimum of 2 years' experience working in the Disability SectorHave a Health Care Assistant Qualification or a Level 2 equivalentAre committed to working with children with disabilities to live in their own home and support quality living in their communityHave had experience working with children and adults with high and complex support needsConfident in working with mobility equipment, e.g. hoists, wheelchairs, modified vehiclesWant to work with professionals and whanau to achieve a vision beyond the residential custodial modelEnjoy supporting young people and their family / whanau to enable a valued life in the community and provide participation in a range of community activitiesAre able to work varied shifts.Have some experience with Personal care support , hoist transfersConnecting with communitiesHave a full New Zealand Driver's LicenseParaprofessionals / Teacher Aid roleYou have a good command of the English languageHave an affinity to work with pre-schoolersYou can work within a team environmentYou are able to follow directions from othersCCS Disability Action builds our work around three core documents; United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the New Zealand Disability Strategy. We work within a human rights framework and are an EEO employer.
Job Reference: 3675005 | Location: Royal Oak | Listed: 04 August 2017
Part time roles close to home in KelstonUp to 27 hours per week Opportunities for career development and advancementThe Goodwood Park Healthcare Group is a leading provider of both community and residential services for people with Mental Health illness and Traumatic Brain Injury. Our service plays an integral role in supporting people to maintain and increase their independence, regain previous skills and improve quality of life.We are currently looking to employ part time staff to work in our community mental health team based in Kelston. We are looking for people who are passionate, understand the importance of a quality based service, and are motivated to work in this sector because they want to make a difference. This part time position is up to 27 hours per week - evenings and weekends (4 to 7 hours per shift).Successful candidates must have:Minimum of a level 4 NZQA qualification in the disability/health fieldHold a full, clean driver licenseA minimum of two years' experience in the support worker fieldWilling to undergo a police checkAvailability to work evenings and weekendsGoodwood Park Healthcare values high performance and can offer the successful candidate:Flexible work optionsOpportunities for career development and advancementAccess to professional supervisionCompetitive remunerationPlease visit our website for more company information: www.goodwoodparkhealth.org.nzApplicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Flexible hours to help achieve a work/life balanceSupport in gaining qualifications, or maintaining current professional registrationOngoing training and development opportunitiesThe Goodwood Park Healthcare Group is a leading provider of both community and residential services for people with Mental Health illness and Traumatic Brain Injury.Due to an expansion of services, we have vacancies for experiences night shift support workers, providing high-level support to Mental Health and TBI clients.To be considered you must have:Qualified to at least an NZQA Level 4 in the mental health fieldMinimum of two years experience in a high end complex settingMinimum of three years experience working in the mental health sectorExperience in Risk and Early Warning Signs assessmentHold a full clean NZ drivers licenceEligible to work in NZ for a minimum of 12 months
Permanent full timeNew Zealand Red Cross (NZRC) is a member National Society of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the world's largest humanitarian organisation.The NZRC Mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience.We are a New Zealand wide organisation with over 12,000 members, 500 staff and have an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader from the humanitarian service sector with a background in community development and service delivery.Reporting to the Secretary General, this senior leadership role will lead our Humanitarian Service Managers across New Zealand to deliver New Zealand Red Cross national community programmes such as Meals on Wheels, Community Transport, Youth Programmes and Refugee Resettlement and Employment Programmes. In addition, this role will work with disaster risk management experts after a natural disaster and with members in building community led emergency resilience.This is a key strategic position, with a focus on resourcing, improvement, quality, and funding, to ensure that NZRC delivers its strategic aims. Operating within a range of stakeholder groups, your ability to build strong, influential and productive relationships at all levels will be second to none. You'll provide clear and supportive nationwide leadership that empowers and mobilises people for action, whilst maintaining effective systems to ensure objectives are met.In this role, you will be responsible for:Contributing at a strategic level to the leadership and direction of NZRC.Providing a high-level strategic participation in wider organisational development and progress on cross-cutting issues.Leading the development and delivery of community resiliency programmes and youth development programmes.Leading the Humanitarian Service team that delivers humanitarian services throughout New Zealand.Delivery of refugee and migration programmes.Delivery of Disaster Risk Management services including response and recovery activities.Building strong, influential and productive relationships with members, staff and stakeholders.Ensuring all employees and members working in the delivery of community programmes are sustained with clear roles, supervision, coaching, feedback, training and development.Overseeing the planning, execution and supervision of projects undertaken by team members.We encourage you to apply for this role if you:Have significant experience as a senior leader and manager of teams of both staff and members responsible for service delivery in a humanitarian organisation in New Zealand.Are a strategic thinker with excellent judgement and decision making abilities and are a successful implementer with a proven record of turning strategy into action.Have a tertiary qualification in social sciences, humanities or other relevant field.Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information to strategic decision makers.Have comprehensive change management experience.Have a high level of emotional intelligence and ability to work well and get results alongside a wide variety of colleagues.Are an articulate and passionate communicator, able to influence and build good relationships with a wide range of audiences using a variety of media tools.Have empathy with humanitarian causes.Are enthusiastic and committed to the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement - humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
Permanent positionFull time As part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, New Zealand Red Cross play a vital role in providing assistance to vulnerable people in New Zealand and overseas whose lives have become vulnerable through conflict, disaster or circumstance. Our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. New Zealand Red Cross has over 10,000 voluntary members and 450 staff.We are seeking a Humanitarian Youth Co-ordinator to join our Waikato / Bay of Plenty team.In this role you will be responsible for the delivery and development of current and future NZRC youth-focussed community programmes. The Humanitarian 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 peopleA proven ability to initiate and develop partnerships and networks with other individuals and organisation in communitiesProgramme development and management experienceSuccessful community development experienceAn understanding of the importance of and experience in, involving young leaders in organisational decision makingIf you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Jen Richardson (Humanitarian Services Manager) at New Zealand Red Cross (07) 849 0285
Job Reference: 3687908 | Location: Hamilton | Listed: 10 August 2017
Diverse community settingOngoing support and development opportunitiesGreat location, peaceful surroundings…and free parking!Most importantly, the satisfaction to Make Hospice Happen and supporting the belief of the Totara Hospice team that even though dying is inevitable, dying unsupported is unacceptable._______________________________________________________________________Why we need you…Totara Hospice's vision is to honour living and dignify dying. We do this by providing leading edge hospice palliative care services to eligible individuals living with life limiting illnesses, their families, caregivers and communities in South and South East Auckland.Our volunteers make a real difference to the lives of 1000's of people in our community every year, and support Hospice in many roles across our organisation. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated Volunteer Manager who can recruit, train, and support our fabulous volunteers who bring their passion, skills and precious gift of time to Make Hospice Happen.What skills and attributes do we hope you can share with us?To be successful for this role you will need:Experience working within a volunteering organisationHospice experience would be beneficial but not essentialAn ability to build strong networks across our communityStrong and confident presentation skills, and ability to speak to large groupsStrong computer literacyA positive, can-do attitude and a willingness to be a team player across all areas of HospiceSensitivity, understanding and respect for our diverse community, and also for the journey each patient and family is travelling.What will you be doing?Reporting to the Head of People and Culture, you will be responsible for the overall function of our volunteer service including; attracting and recruiting new volunteers, training volunteers and those people who work alongside volunteers, work with department leads to determine and deliver an effective volunteer service, and recognise and celebrate the fantastic work of our volunteers!What benefits do you get?Growth and personal development opportunitiesChallenging and rewarding work within a results-based team, that value doing it differentlyMost importantly, the satisfaction to Make Hospice Happen and supporting the belief of the Totara Hospice team that even though dying in inevitable, dying unsupported is unacceptable.
Stepping Stone Trust (SST) is a faith based organisation and the largest NGO Mental Health Service in Canterbury. SST operates Residential, Respite and Community Support services for Youth through to Older Persons for 500+ tangata whaiora/consumers each week.Both day and night work options availablePotential for those returning to the workforce or looking to change direction to expand their skillsetPassionate about working with vulnerable people in the communityOpportunity for a comprehensive and supported paid orientationOur Adult Residential Services are utilised by tangata whaiora/consumers that need ongoing residential care to assist in managing their mental illness. These roles contribute to recovery by ensuring that their needs are met in modern premises, providing personal support.You will have experience working with vulnerable people, ideally in a community support or residential context, perhaps as a volunteer. These roles require excellent people engagement, good verbal and written communication skills, along with sound time management and the ability to prioritise tasks. Our residential staff are well skilled, passionate and committed; this would be a great fit for someone with a desire to extend their experience of Mental Health within a residential setting.These roles encompass all aspects of the Adult Residential Service ranging from client engagement through to household tasks. Understanding of Health & Safety and Infection Control principles is essential.Night positions are 0.7 FTE and work on a 2 week roster, each shift from 22:45 to 07:15 hrs.Day positions are 1.0 FTE (may be negotiable) and work on a 3 week rotating roster, with a mixture of AM (07:00 to 15:30) and PM (14:30 to 23:00) shifts.The pay scale is $38k-$41k per annum for a 1.0 FTE role.It is vital that you are able to align to the vision, mission and core values of Stepping Stone Trust, as outlined on our website - www.stepstone.org.nzJob Descriptions and further information is also available on our website.Enquiries to Anna Hardie or Francis Townshend on 03 338 6390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Applications close 5pm, Monday 28th August 2017
Help drive care in your communityWe have several casual positions available for drivers keen to join a dynamic organisation. You may be semi-retired and will have a genuine interest in working with children. Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and a positive, caring manner with empathy is essential.We are looking for casual drivers to cover staff absences. You may be required to cover a morning and or afternoon shift (up to 4 hours) Monday to Friday as and when required. You'll be responsible for safely transporting school children with a range of disabilities to and from school and respite care for which you will be driving late model vehicles (car's, van's or people mover's).Runs will be based in Central Auckland. You must have held your full class 1 licence for a minimum of two years and have no criminal record to be eligible for this role.A Passenger Endorsement licence is preferable but not essential as full training may be provided to the right applicants. Extensive training will be given from our approved industry training assessors.The successful applicants will be required to undergo a background and police check.Be quick to catch this opportunity and come along for the ride! Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.
Part Time House Parent wanted to support teen mothers and their children, based in Onehunga, Auckland.E nga reo, e nga mana, huri noa I te motu, tana koutou katoa. He turanga tenei e watea ana ki roto o Kia PuawaiYouth Horizons is a specialised non-profit organisation providing therapeutic services for young people who have complex behaviour and/or mental health needs. Our innovative approach combines evidence-based models of practice along with a focus on our core values of Manaakitanga, Wairuatanga, Aroha and Whanaungatanga. Our national office is in Auckland and we have over 250 staff and caregivers supporting young people and their families and whanau across Northland, greater Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, Lower North Island and Lower South Island.We are looking for an energetic person who is interested in working with a small group (max 5) of teen mums and their infants/children with some behavioural challenges, who need help with parenting and life skills to ensure their children remain in their care. This part time position offers a minimum of 20 hours per week with one sleep over required per week, which could increase depending on the needs of the service. We offer a comprehensive support package including 24/7 on-call support, and the active presence of the programme Practice Leader.The Part Time Teaching Parent is responsible for the day to day management of the home and the young mums when the Live In Teaching Parents are on leave, away or requiring cover. You'll be trained in our Teaching Family Model which provides the structure you will need and quickly helps young mums to learn the parenting and social skills they require to meet their goals. You'll literally have the opportunity to be a change agent for these young mums suffering from abuse and neglect, and turn the lives around of these young mums and their infants/children.The Teaching Family Model is a service delivery model that supports the change in learned behaviours for our young mums. If you feel that you come from strengths based approach when working with youth, are not punitive in your interactions and have that X factor that can motivate and support young people, we are looking for you right now.To find out more about Youth Horizons, visit www.youthorizons.org.nzMena e ngakaunui ana koe ki tenei mahi, whakapamai mo ngetehi atu korero ki raro nei.Applications close 30th August 2017