Housing Case Worker
- Are you looking for a dynamic role that brings your skills in mental health and housing together?
- Are you passionate about supporting people to live well in the home of their dreams?
- Are you tenacious and do whatever it takes to ensure people are at the center of their own journey?
If so, then we want you to join our Linkpeople whanau in the Waikato providing housing solutions for Tangata Whaiora.
We’d love to hear from people who are experienced in the housing and/ or mental health field, can relate to a wide range of people, who are often the most vulnerable members of our communities. We recognize the need to work in a way that is safe and engages people with respect to their culture. We have several roles in our team and are looking for people who can undertake reviews and assessment through to those that support people in their homes to thrive in the communities they live.
At LinkPeople, we believe that housing is a fundamental human right, not a reward. We recognise that housing instability and homelessness are highly complex issues that require a community-wide approach to support people to access and retain housing. LinkPeople connects people to housing and support, underpinned by the Housing First philosophy that a stable home is the foundation of wellbeing.
The Housing case worker role is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00pm, based in Hamilton and working across the Waikato Region. Elements of the role will require travel.
It’s true that no two days will be the same. To be successful you will be able to:
- work as part of a dedicated team with the aim of understanding housing and its impact on wellbeing
- build enduring relationships with the people you support and work with them to minimize any barriers to housing or housing stability.
- work in partnership with other agencies, such as Work and Income, Kaianga Ora, Community mental health and others working in the housing and health space, to support people to access housing.
- Undertake assessments and reviews focused on people’s wellbeing and housing needs
- work alongside people who experience mental illness and have housing needs and require your support to achieve housing stability.
- Provide wrap-around community housing-based service that have a strong focus on transition, recovery and wellness that empowers tāngata whaiora and whānau to build the capacity to self-manage.
- Have good community-based connections with other social service agencies
- managing the complexity associated with working with people with high and complex needs, often living with intergenerational challenges, mental health, addiction and trauma issues.
- work within a housing first philosophy while also ensuring we meet the outcomes and expectations of our stakeholders and partners.
We would love to hear from people with a range of experience in the mental health and housing/social services sectors with a passion for housing. Ideally you will have:
- a level 4 qualification in health or a related field or be working towards this.
- Strong communication and relationship building skills, you will quickly build credibility while showcasing your sound problem solving and problem solving skills.
- an ability to work at pace and flourish under pressure will be complemented by excellent attention to detail and proficiency in record keeping.
- knowledge of and demonstrate utmost commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi principles and working with Māori.
- a full New Zealand driving license is also essential.
In this role, you can look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where work life balance is encouraged, people are valued and new solutions are the norm!
If you’re keen to be part of real social change, then apply now via https://wisegroup.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/11/home/requisition/1030?c=wisegroup&source=mahi
Closing Date: Thursday 24th June 2021. PLEASE NOTE we will be shortlisting as we go, therefore, this advert may close when a suitable candidate has been found.
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Contact: Rachael Kirner, Team Leader, on 027 313 6303
For further information, visit our websites www.linkpeople.co.nz
**All new appointees require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.