Senior Practitioner - Social Work

Job Description

Anglican Care Waiapu is committed to supporting our most vulnerable children, young people, families/whanau and elderly; partnering with them to achieve positive outcomes. We recognise and acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi which invites us into a covenant relationship with Maori of mutual respect, support and dialogue.

Papamoa Family Services is a community social service agency that provides a range of strengths-based child and family services in the Papamoa region. Our primary goal is to assist people to take positive action in their lives by providing expertise, support, resources and planned intervention.

We are seeking a Social Worker, who is an experienced senior practitioner, to join our team at our Family Support Service. You will be responsible for developing relationships with clients, providing comprehensive Social Work support, providing one off interventions as required, facilitating group and/or individual programmes alongside whanau, and working collaboratively with other external agencies. The person we are looking for will ideally be extensively experienced in working with the issues that families are facing – parenting support, family violence, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, stress etc and have an understanding and experience of working from strengths based, client focused practice models. In addition this role requires a person who is ready and able to step up to leadership of practice in the service

This part time role of 28 hours a week (4 days) is based in Papamoa and reports to the Papamoa Family Service Practice Manager.

Key Requirements:
• A minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role
• Qualified Social Worker with current registration.
• Ability to accept leadership responsibilities
• Has family violence or trauma informed work within her/his scope of practice
• Experienced group and programme facilitator .
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, sound computer literacy skills.
• Ability to identify and understand the needs of our communities.
• Strong communication and relationship management skills.
• Experience working in a bicultural and/or multi-cultural context.
• Able to champion the special character of Anglican Care Waiapu.

The successful candidate will have strong professional ethics, a commitment to excellent social work practice and a drive to make a difference to the families and community in our region. If this sounds like you – we want to hear from you!

For Position Description and Application form email Practice Manager, Janice Belgrave:

Applications close 5pm, 26 April 2019. Interviews will be held on Monday 6th May 2019

The successful applicant shall be required to complete and pass a New Zealand Police Vetting as part of The Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Anglican Care Waiapu is the social services arm of Anglican Diocese of Waiapu, providing faith based services to children, young people families/whanau and elderly throughout the Hawkes Bay, Bay of Plenty and Eastland. The successful applicant will need to have the ability to foster an environment reflective of the special character and Christian values of Anglican Care Waiapu.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Job type:

Part Time