Housing Case Worker
Link People Ltd
Housing Case Worker
- Are you passionate about supporting people with their recovery and wellbeing?
- Would you like to work with sector leaders to address homelessness?
- Flexible work arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare
Join our Rapid Permanent Housing team to end homelessness in Hamilton by providing tenancy, housing and accommodation support to those in need.
We’d love to hear from applicants who are passionate about working with the most vulnerable members of our communities to provide access to safe, affordable housing and link them to the health and social services they need to live well.
LinkPeople recognises that housing and homelessness are complex issues that require a community wide approach, where key organisations come together to work collaboratively to support people to access and retain housing. Having a home and successfully navigating health and social services are both critical success factors in delivering positive health and social outcomes.
The Role/Te Tuunga
This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00pm, based in Hamilton.
This role will involve working within the Ahikāroa coordination service. The community housing-based service has a strong focus on transition, recovery and wellness that empowers whānau to build the capacity to live well.
Joining a highly skilled and passionate team that shares a strong sense of social justice, you’ll work in partnership with other agencies, who are working in the housing and health space, to support people into housing. Your priority will be to work alongside whanau with their housing needs and require your support to achieve housing stability.
This will involve managing the complexity associated with working with people with high and complex needs, often living with intergenerational challenges, mental health, addiction and trauma issues. You’ll work within a housing first philosophy while alsoensuring we meet the outcomes and expectations of our stakeholders and partners.
You/ Oū Pukenga
We’d love to hear from applicants who have experience in the mental health and social sectors. A confident communicator and relationship builder, you’ll quickly build credibility while showcasing your sound problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Your ability to work at pace and flourish under pressure will be complemented by excellent attention to detail and proficiency in record keeping.
- You’ll also have the 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
- Applicants must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent. Alternatively, you will commence study towards this within six months of starting your employment with LinkPeople. This needs to be completed within two years of commencement. LinkPeople offers significant support for Housing Case Workers to complete this study
- Ability think outside the square and on your feet to achieve equitable outcomes for tāngata Māori and tagata Pasifika
- Ability to Network Advocacy
- Ability to work autonomously and amongst a team
The Covid-19 Public Health (Vaccination) Order requires the full vaccination of anyone conducting high-risk work in the health and disability sector, or who does not necessarily provide a health service but works in a role that requires frequent contact/engagement with those who do. Therefore, all workers within the Wise Group are required by the Order to be vaccinated.
The Benefits/Ngā Ahuatanga Pai
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. You will be 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 this link
CLOSING DATE: Sunday 23rd January 2022, this role may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found.
Position description: https://www.wisegroup.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/LP_Housing-Case-Worker-1.pdf
Contact: Rayeena Howe, Team Leader – Rapid Permanent Housing , 027 368 1479.
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.