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Office Administrator

We are looking for an office administrator to support our Transitional Housing team. The primary role and purpose is to provide administrative duties and support of the day-to-day activities of Te Pūnaha Pā sites.

This will also include a varied range of tasks and errands, as required.

Functional Relationships:

➢ Te Pūnaha Pā staff
➢ Te Pūnaha Pā manuhiri
➢ General Manager, Residential Services
➢ Other WCM staff as appropriate
➢ Relevant government and community organisations
➢ Referring agencies and personnel

Qualifications/ Skills/ Experience:

➢ The ability to prioritise tasks within a changing environment
➢ Minimum 2 years’ experience in office administration
➢ Be proactive and able to work independently
➢ Proven customer service experience including sensitivity to diversity in socio-economic backgrounds, culture, age, ethnicity and gender
➢ Understands a collaborative team approach to supporting others
➢ Knowledge and demonstrated ability to promote a safe environment
➢ Excellent communication and organisational skills; effective written communication skills for recording of meeting minutes
➢ A high standard of work with exceptional attention to detail
➢ Proven experience and competency in MS Office and data base applications
➢ A demonstrated commitment to the provision of quality services
➢ Honest, integrity and an understanding of the significance of confidentiality
➢ Be prepared to consent to a safety check (NZ Police vet) aligned with the Children’s Act 2014.


Special conditions: This role requires the job holder to drive, and the job holder must have a
clean, full NZ drivers license.


Position Location: This role is located at Te Pūnaha Pā sites.

Housing Advocate/ Kaiārahi

Full-time position, 40 hours/week Monday to Friday

Wellington City Mission (WCM) is a faith-based community organisation that has been supporting those in need through the provision of a range of social services in the Wellington region for 117 years.

We are looking for a Housing Advocate/ Kaiārahi to join our residential services team. This position is based within Te Pūnaha Pā, our transitional housing service at Tory Street, Te Aro. Taking a kaupapa Māori approach, this role involves strength-based assessments, support plans, advocacy and guidance to support manuhiri wellbeing on the journey to finding a new home. The successful candidate must have a full, clean driver’s licence.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and/or equivalent experience:

  • A social work or equivalent qualification or experience working in the advocacy space. Specific experience in the housing advocacy space would be preferred but not essential.
  • Demonstrated social work capability, ideally with experience in working in transitional housing, mental health, and addictions.
  • Experience in working with people from differing socio-economic backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities.
  • Demonstrated resilience, problem solving techniques and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing challenging people situations.
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with community agencies and an understanding of working within the context of a faith-based NGO.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office applications and have excellent report writing and written communication skills.

If this position interests you, please send your cover letter and an up-to-date CV to marias@wgtncitymission.org.nz. Short-listed candidates will be sent an application form to complete. The successful candidate will be required to undergo Police vetting.

For a copy of the job description or for more information about this position, please email marias@wgtncitymission.org.nz.

Applications close 30 September 2021.