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Kaimahi o DCM (Outreach) worker

Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) works with people in Wellington who meet the New Zealand definition of homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. We call the people we work with taumai, meaning to settle. This reflects both the time they spend with us, and the journey we embark on together to become settled, stable and well. Te Kaimahi o DCM (Outreach) is a member of the DCM team who supports taumai on this journey towards wellbeing, working with them in a way which enhances mana.
The Outreach Team is a collaborative service between DCM and Wellington City Mission working with people in Wellington who are visibly rough sleeping, street begging and living in cars around the city rim.
The Kaimahi o DCM (Outreach) worker is employed by the Wellington City Mission, and the worker is based between DCM and the Mission sites, which will mean being adaptable to each sites different working environments, and teams. The Wellington City Mission is a faith-based social service organisation that has been supporting those in need through the provision of a range of social services in the Wellington region for 117 years. Our vision is: People and communities Empowered, Transformed, Experiencing Fullness of Life. At DCM, we are committed to doing this through best practice, which means Housing First and:

Strengths-based practice
Evidence-informed practice
Collaborative practice
Reflective practice The requirements of the role are: Task Deliverables
Be a champion for a group of taumai
Proactively build rapport and trust with people who are rough sleeping and street begging
Engage assertively using motivational interviewing to coax taumai towards positive change
Build relationships with other services to best meet the needs of taumai
Keyworking
Actively keywork taumai allocated to you by the team leader
Checklist in place for all taumai who you are keyworking with
Develop plans
Develop meaningful plans for taumai reflecting their goals and monitor and review these regularly
Monthly plan progress report completed
Record data
Record all interactions with taumai
Regularly update service and income details
Commitment to best practice
Professional development plan agreed and regularly reviewed
Monthly external supervision

Hours of Work: This is a full-time position working 38.75 hours per week Monday to Friday, between 8.00am – 6.00pm.

Position Location: This role is primarily located at The Wellington City Mission, Community Services in Newtown, Wellington. A Covid -19 Vaccination Certificate is required for this position.

For a full job description and application form please contact Olivia Lange olivia@wgtncitymission.org.nz

Site Manager

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 over 117 years.

Our vision is: People and communities Empowered, Transformed, Experiencing Fullness of Life.

The primary responsibilities of this role are the effective management and leadership of Te Pā Manawa, transitional housing programme; to ensure the delivery of services to manuhiri at a turning point in their lives, seeking social service support in order to secure a permanent home.

An ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

➢ A relevant tertiary qualification, e.g. health, social work/ social services or equivalent
➢ At least 2 years management experience within social services
➢ Experience leading a team of professionals and support staff
➢ High level problem solving, judgement and decision making skills
➢ Demonstrated cultural competency
➢ A commitment to and an understanding of quality service delivery and risk management
➢ A ‘proactive personality’ with a ‘can do’ attitude
communication skills
➢ Honesty, integrity and an understanding of the significance of confidentiality

This full-time position is based in Petone, Lower Hutt working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.

A Covid -19 Vaccination Certificate is required for this position.

To apply – please submit your cover letter and an up-to-date CV. Short listed applicants will be sent an application form.

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

Financial Mentor

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 over 117 years.

Our vision is: People and communities Empowered, Transformed, Experiencing Fullness of Life.

Financial Mentors provide more than budgeting. They provide a one-on-one service focusing on empowering people to get control of their money. They work alongside a person, their family and whānau, building trust and taking into account the complexity of their needs.

Financial Mentors have a non-judgemental approach and sound financial knowledge. They support people to make connections with local networks and social services to ensure they get the right support at the right time (these can include Work and Income, support services for mental health, addictions, housing, etc.).

Reports to: Kiawhakahaere Community Services (Programme Manager)

Primary role and purpose: Financial mentors provide advice and support to anyone who is struggling with debt, or who wants to plan for the future.

A typical budgeting session involves a financial mentor helping to set goals and making a financial plan that can help to be developed into a strong budget.

Person Specification: An ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
➢ Skills, Experience and Knowledge Required
➢ Demonstrated budgeting advice, preferably with a range of clients with various levels of difficulty with their personal situations. Not essential as training can be provided in this area.
➢ Demonstrated experience in managing challenging people situations.
➢ Well developed communication skills.
➢ A demonstrated commitment to the provision of quality services.
➢ Honesty, integrity and an understanding of the significance of confidentiality.
➢ Competent in Microsoft Office applications.

Hours of Work: This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, between 9.00am – 6.00pm.

Position Location: This role is located at Community Services in Newtown, Wellington. A Covid -19 Vaccination Certificate is required for this position.

For a full job description and application form please contact Yvonne Needham yvonne@wgtncitymission.org.nz

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.