Working Here

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We are looking to fill the role of Kaitiaki/Kaiwhakarite at The Wellington City Mission’s Te Paapori, Manners Street site. This is a transitional housing position where no two days are the same and being able to adapt to a changing environment will be the key to success in this role. You will be working alongside a great team, in a friendly and supportive environment.

This is a part time position, however, there is also an opportunity for applicant’s wishing to work casual shifts, that is, working “as and when required” only. An ability to work shift work is desirable.

The primary objective of this role is to:

  • support strength-based transitional housing support services
  • provide guidance for manuhiri (guests/visitors)
  • safety and security of both manuhiri and the environment

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

Click here to apply.

Kaiarahi/Social Worker

This position involves needs assessment for new users, advocacy and ongoing guidance to support manuhiri wellbeing on the journey to finding a home. The successful candidate must have a full, clean driver’s licence.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • A social work qualification or working towards completing a qualification, recognised by SWRB
  • Registration or working towards registration with SWRB and be a fully practicing member of ANZASW
  • 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.

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

Click here to apply.