An excellent opportunity to join our Home-based Family Support team in Dunedin. Home-based Family Support is a home visiting social work service that involves working with whānau who are often living with complex needs to develop and strengthen their parenting skills and confidence so that their tamariki are able to thrive. Manaaki whānau is our purpose, and the safety and wellbeing of tamariki is at the core of our mahi.
We want you to bring the skills and knowledge in your kete to ensure tamariki are safe and whānau are strong and connected. The work is challenging and rewarding, with opportunities to develop new practice skills and enhance your career.
About the role:
- Based in Dunedin
- 37.5 hours per week
- Salary range $52,542 - $63,963 commensurate with skills and experience
- We have been providing social services in Otago for over 50 years
- We provide an intensive home-based social work service that develops the strengths of whānau and supports them to address the complex challenges they might be facing
- The safety and wellbeing of tamariki is our priority
- Excellent working conditions and a fantastic team where you will be supported and valued
- Supportive induction and managed caseloads
- Ongoing professional development and training
- Flexibility options if needed (e.g., some capacity for working from home)
- We have a flexible uncapped sick leave policy including leave to attend health appointments for yourself and dependants
Check out our video below to hear what our Team Leader Sue thinks about working for us and read Why Join Us?, and the Position Description on our website familycare.org.nz/work
- A tertiary qualification in Social Work that meets SWRB Registration is essential
- Knowledge of parenting and child development
- An understanding of Care and Protection principles and the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
- Commitment to engaging in culturally safe and responsive practice and to your own Te Tiriti journey
- Good knowledge of community resources and an ability to develop networks, including in Māori and Pasifika communities
- Experience working with whānau who need support with complex and often stressful situations
- Sound computer and database skills
- Current full driver licence
If you share our commitment and passion, we’d love to hear from you. Apply via seek with your cover letter and CV. Applications closes on 23 June 2023 at 5.00 pm.
Notes: Interviews may start before the closing date for the right person.