The 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 our services, we are looking for experienced Rehab Coaches, to provide high-level support to our Mental Health and TBI clients.We have both full time and part time positions available, across week day, weekends and night shifts. An exciting aspect of this service is the opportunities it provides to work with animals, gardens, an orchard, arts and other creative activity and therapy options. We are particularly interested in individuals who also have a strong knowledge base and passion for one or more of these activities and who would enjoy providing support in these areas.We are located in Ramarama, South of Auckland, well away from the busy Auckland traffic and close to the new South Auckland subdivisions that are providing affordable new housing options. Our new service is now open and falls under the recent Pay Equity Settlement for employees with the relevant qualifications - level 1-4.Our ideal candidates will match the following:Qualified to at least a NZQA Level 4 in the mental health fieldMinimum 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 monthsGoodwood Park Healthcare can provide support to staff in gaining qualifications, maintaining current professional registrations, as well as on-going training and development opportunities and career progression. We also have a great Employee Assistance Programme to support our staff.If this opportunity is of interest to you, please submit your CV and cover letter and apply now!
Casual Positions available for Extraordinary PeopleThe Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury is an independent, not-for-profit community and residential rehabilitation service provider based in several properties in the Illam area. We specialise in providing rehabilitation services for younger people who have suffered acquired or traumatic brain injury. Laura Fergusson Trust also provides long term residential support for younger people with a variety of congenital and neurological diseases across different sites.We have exciting opportunities for those who wish to join a progressive and leading organisation in this field for work over the summer or want to explore a career in this area. We invite you to join our team beginning on a casual basis. This position requires flexibility as working hours can cover all shifts across the day in this 24/7 service, including night shifts.We have a large team all requiring a regular holiday and our team of casual staff is a vital and valuable resource.Our starting casual rate is $19 an hourWe are looking for people with the following abilities and skills:The ability to support people to achieve their goalsExcellent communication skills and ability to work with othersThe ability to provide personal care and support with empathy and compassionGood time management and personal organisationMust be competent in the use of information technologyA valid work visa and 2 New Zealand work related referencesFull drivers' license essentialThis is a fun and rewarding role for the right person. If you wish to develop your people and caring skills in a supportive learning environment then we would be very interested to hear from you.If the above role interests you, then we want to hear from you!
Job Reference: 3773651 | Location: Christchurch City | Listed: 27 September 2017
The Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury is an independent, not-for-profit community and residential rehabilitation service provider based in several properties in the Illam area. We specialise in providing rehabilitation services for younger people who have suffered acquired or traumatic brain injury. Laura Fergusson Trust also provides long term residential support for younger people with a variety of congenital and neurological diseases across different sites.We have an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to join a progressive and leading organisation in this field. We invite you to join our team on a fixed term position covering maternity leave from late November until early June 2018.This is a night shift position for three nights a week including weekend nights, and there is potential to pick up extra casual shifts as they arrive. Our starting casual rate is $19 an hour.We are looking for someone with the following abilities and skills:The ability to support people to achieve their goalsExcellent communication skills and ability to work with othersThe ability to provide personal care and support with empathy and compassionGood time management and personal organisationMust be competent in the use of information technologyA valid work visa and 2 New Zealand work related referencesFull drivers' license essentialThis is a fun and rewarding role for the right person. If you wish to develop your people and caring skills in a supportive learning environment then we would be very interested to hear from you.If you are interested in the above position, please send your CV and a covering letter to; Justine Edmeades, HR/Payroll Coordinator by 20 October 2017.
Job Reference: 3774863 | Location: Christchurch City | Listed: 12 October 2017
CCS Disability Action is a community organisation who has provided support to disabled people and their families for over 80 years.Our purpose is to strengthen communities and provide support so people with disabilities are included in the life of their family / whanau and their community.We are looking for two Community Support Coordinators to work in our Children Family Whanau Team - Intensive Service. This is permanent full time positon for 37.5 hours per week based in our Auckland office. The Community Support Coordinator Children and Families / Whanau, a member of the leadership group of CCS Disability Action, Northern Region, has responsibility for the coordination and delivery of quality support services for children and families / whanau throughout the Auckland region.We would love to hear from you if;Have excellent skills in developing and maintaining trusting and accountable relationships with staffHave experience in the social sector.Understanding of the disability sector and ability to relate to people with disabilities in a positive affirming manner.You have an understanding of and are committed to the rights of people with a disabilitiesHave an interest in care and protection.Have experience of working together effectively with children and their families to achieve agreed outcomesHave good community networks.Disabled people of all cultures and ages are encouraged to apply. CCS 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.To view the job description please visit our website: http://www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz/about-us/job-vacancies/
Job Reference: 3792899 | Location: Royal Oak | Listed: 06 October 2017
Permanent - Full-time Position Haere mai, nau mai, piki mai, nga waka, nga mana, nga reo, nau mai If you want to make a positive difference and maximise the independence for people with an intellectual impairment and/or mental health condition, and you embrace the thought of being challenged, developed and rewarded both personally and professionally, then we encourage you to apply for this role.The position of a House Leader (Kaiarahi) is a permanent full-time opportunity in West Auckland to work for a national non-government organisation. Te Roopu Taurima is the largest kaupapa Maori disability support service in New Zealand and takes pride in delivering a point of difference by applying Maori tikanga (protocols) daily.We are seeking dedicated people who bring positivity, flexibility, confidence and compassion to an organisation. The role requires sound leadership with the ability to work with a team and across a wider team of diverse groups of people, in order to provide a better life for those we support.The successful applicant will demonstrate the following:Working towards or hold a minimum Level 4 Certificate in NZ Health and Wellbeing (advanced support)At least two years' experience working in the Health/Disability SectorFrontline management or supervisor experience (desired)Good command of spoken and written EnglishFull current NZ Drivers' License with the ability to drive manual vehiclesYou must have a NZ citizenship or permanent residencyA clear Ministry of Justice checkMust be able to commit to 24/7 rotating rosters including weekends and public holidaysHonesty, reliability and integrity at all timesComputer literacyPromote and be willing to engage in the use of te reo and tikanga MaoriTe Roopu Taurima is an equal opportunity employer.
Are you keen to be part of a professional support team working together to help youths at risk look towards a brighter horizon?E nga reo, e nga mana, huri noa I te motu, tene koutou katoa.He turanga tenei e watea ana ki roto o Kia PuawaiYouth Horizons is currently looking for a part time fixed term administrator to join their People and Capability Team based in Auckland. This role supports the placement of caregivers and the maintenance and administration of their independent contractor agreements. Caregivers are at the heart of what Youth Horizons aims to accomplish, they provide a safe, stable, supportive and consistent place for young people to stay in their own home. As the Caregiver Administrator your role will be responsible for the accurate and timely administration and coordination of caregiver documentation (including vetting submissions & results, caregiver database/spreadsheet management and file maintenance).This role:Is based in Mt WellingtonHas flexible working hours (15-20 hours per week)Is Monday - Friday (you choose the days a week you want to work)Is a 6 month fixed term contract with the potential for this to be extendedIs based in our National Head Office which offers a real family/whanau working environmentTo be successful in this role you will:Be an experienced administrator with strong attention to detail.Be culturally aware and willing to be a part of a bi-cultural journey.Have the ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.Be passionate about people and making a real difference.Extremely organised and enjoy working with spreadsheets and databases.Ideally (not essential) have similar administration experience working in the social services sector or a not for profit organisation.Be able to complete a satisfactory Police and MSD check as per the Vulnerable Children's Act.Depending on your experience and availability you may also be a part of coordinating our casual employee pool and other adhoc recruitment administration as required.If you think you meet all of the criteria above then we would love to hear from you!About Youth Horizons:Youth 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. 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.
Do you want to make a difference in some of our most at-risk and vulnerable young people?Are you keen to be part of a professional team working together to change lives?Perfect opportunity for recent graduates or students in their final year of relevant studies who are looking for a foot in the door.E nga reo, e nga mana, huri noa I te motu, tena koutou katoa.He turanga tenei e watea ana ki roto o Kia PuawaiYouth Horizons is currently looking for Residential Youth workers to take care of one of our High and Complex Needs (HCN) young persons based in central Auckland. We are currently looking to fill a number of full time positions (these positions all include some weekend work and night shifts on a planned roster). If you are looking for a challenging and truly rewarding career, have experience working and dealing with young people and want to work for an organisation that is making a difference in the lives of at- risk young people - we'd like to hear from you!You will be responsible for the day to day household management of the HCN residential home. This will include therapeutic components and regular day to day duties such as, meal preparation and recreational activities with a young person. You will play a pivotal role by supporting this complex young person in working towards long term improvements to reach the overall goal of improving their quality of life. The HCN youth workers are responsible for maintaining the well-being and safety of the young person in the home, as well as providing high quality delivery of services. Full training will be provided and no formal qualification is required.To be successful in this role you will:Have experience in caring for young people through being a parent, grandparent, teacher or working with youth.Be available for shift work including weekends and sleepovers.Be passionate about making a difference and a real impact on the lives of young people.Be culturally aware and willing to be a part of a bi-cultural journey.Have resilience when dealing with complex mental health issues.Have a full and clean New Zealand drivers licence.Be able to complete a satisfactory Police and MSD check as per the Vulnerable Children's Act.No formal qualifications are required however social work, teaching or any relevant health/psychology qualifications will be highly regarded.
In return Youth Horizons can offer you:Comprehensive training and development (including but not limited to first aid, abuse recognition, suicide prevention, non-violent intervention training and model specific training).Career progression opportunitiesCompetitive remunerationFamily/Whanau work environment24/7 on call specialist supportSupervision and feedback to assist your development
About Youth Horizons:Youth 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. 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.
Permanent Part-time and Casual Positions A young man in our service is looking for staff that can support him to live independently. He is looking for a flat in the wider Papatoetoe area. The support that he will need is around settling into a flatting situation, getting ready for his job and/or day in the mornings, coaching in communicating with flat mates, support in keeping himself busy and have meaningful things to do, household tasks like budgeting, cooking etc.He is looking for people that have a good sense of humor, are straightforward and can handle a bit of attitude, remind him in a positive way of how things can be done in the best way and give him space when needed.Are you:A great role model and mentorFun to hang out withRespectful, trustworthy and confident, with good communication skillsSomeone who enjoys building relationships, and making a positive impactA person who likes to promote independence and choiceYou must have:A clear Ministry of Justice check.A New Zealand full driver's licence.You must have NZ permanent residency and/or citizenshipFlexibility to work across various shifts including evenings, weekends.A commitment to a tikanga Maori approach to your work or be willing to learn.Experience in mentoring and coaching young adults, would be an advantage. Te Roopu Taurima is a kaupapa Maori organisation determined to make a real difference by supporting whanau to live great lives in their own way.
Permanent, FulltimeAs 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 an experienced social worker who has proven team leadership experience to work in our Pathways to Settlement programmeThe purpose of the client services team leader is to provide direct management to social workers, resettlement case workers and cross cultural workers, oversee provision of client services and ensure safe practice. The client services team leader contributes to development of social work and resettlement work within the agency. The client services team leader is responsible for building and maintaining networks with service providers in the community sector and ensuring referral routes into mainstream service providers.In this role you will:Actively participate in the wider Red Cross teamProvide leadership and line management to the team of resettlement case workers, social workers and cross cultural workersProvide advice and leadership for complex caseworkLiaise with Mangere agencies in preparation for receiving new arrivals into the communityContribute to the ongoing development of resettlement work and social work in NZRCCarry a caseload of former refugee clients, assisting them to develop and achieve their settlement plans, including undertaking regular home visitsProvide public education and raise awareness with local mainstream service providers on best practice work with refugee clientsEstablish effective networks and collaborative partnerships with local service providers to obtain full access to mainstream services for refugee clientsWe encourage you to apply for this role if you have:A tertiary social work qualificationFull registration with the Social Worker Registration Board with a current practicing certificateA recognised qualification in professional supervision or study towards it is preferred.In-depth experience in service delivery and direct client contact with families and individuals from a different cultural backgroundProven relationship development skillsA good knowledge of the Invercargill social service sectorA commitment to the Fundamental principles of the International Red Cross MovementIf you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Sue Price at New Zealand Red Cross on 027 512 1781.
Permanent, FulltimeInvercargillAs 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 an experienced Resettlement Caseworker with personal experience as a refugee and a comprehensive understanding of the refugee resettlement process.The purpose of the Cultural Advisor is to assist newly arrived refugee families from different ethnic backgrounds (initially Colombia) with practical aspects of their initial resettlement; provide linkages to relevant mainstream and community based services and organisations; and assist families to understand how things work in New Zealand and in and around their new homes.This senior role contributes to the development of Red Cross as a competent professional cross cultural agency by providing support and mentoring for new cross cultural workers and cultural advice and a former refugee perspective to the local leadership team.The Resettlement Case Worker and Cultural Advisor also coordinates orientation programmes in the community.In this role you will:Provide generalist casework services to newly arrived refugee families from diverse ethnic backgrounds.Provide language (Spanish) and cultural support alongside resettlement case workers and social workers as requiredProvide support, training and mentoring to new cross cultural workers to promote best practiceCoordinate the orientation programme in the communityContribute to opportunities for raising public awareness of the refugee experienceContribute to development and training of mainstream service providers to promote full accessibility for clientsProvide a cross cultural perspective and leadership to the wider Red Cross teamWe encourage you to apply for this role if you:Experience in refugee resettlement and/or the social service, health or rehabilitation sectorsRelevant diploma or tertiary qualification (desirable)Experience in cross cultural service delivery and direct client contact with families and individuals who are marginalised, preferably from refugee backgroundsAre fluent in English and SpanishGood understanding of the New Zealand system and local social servicesAbility to relate to, support and negotiate with people of different cultural and religious backgroundsAdvanced computer skills, including Excel, Word, email and database systemsEffective communication and relationship skills to network, establish and maintain effective partnershipsIf you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Sue Price at New Zealand Red Cross on 027 512 1781.