Support Worker - Ellerslie, Auckland

Support Worker - Ellerslie, Auckland

He kaupapa hirahira tēnei mo tētahi tangata ngākau nui nei ki te hiki I te mana o te tangata, ā I te hapai I te ora o te tangata.  Mā te kanohi o te Ao Māori tēnei kaupapa e arahi ki tōna putanga whaihua.

He kōrero mō mātou | About Us
Kāhui Tū Kaha is a community mental health and social housing organisation under the auspices of Te Rūnanga ō Ngāti Whātua. We are a well-established and innovative provider and characterised by our diversity and commitment to health and social outcomes for everyone. We strive to uphold our organisational values of manaakitanga, rangatiratanga, and whakawhanaungatanga in all that we do. As a successful applicant, you will enjoy working within an open, culturally diverse organisation with many opportunities for further growth and development.

He kōrero mōu | About You
Someone who is energetic, positive, confident, has respect for others, with an empathetic manner and is keen to make a difference in the lives of our clients/tenants. Ideally, you will have had experience supporting homeless people and a good understanding of culturally appropriate delivery of social services, including kaupapa Māori services.

He kōrero mō te tūranga | The Role
This role will give you the opportunity to apply the housing first philosophy in practice and work with the most vulnerable people in the community to provide access to safe, affordable accommodation and link them to community resources. Key to this role is empowering people with skills and knowledge that will improve their chances of obtaining suitable accommodation, maintaining their tenancies and achieving their long-term goals.

What you will need to have:

  • Ability to support and motivate people to achieve their goals
  • Practical life skills and knowledge to connect people with community support resources and whānau/family/family of choice.
  • Relevant qualification (or working towards one) in Social Services and/or Mental Health and Addictions Support
  • Commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and understanding of tikanga Māori

All applicants must have New Zealand Residency, a full and clean driver’s licence and a clean police record.