Senior Practitioner - Food Security Service

Listed 3 days Ago
Auckland City Mission
Non-profit - Social Services

Our Mission

Together we stand with those in desperate need.

We provide immediate relief and pathways to enable long term wellbeing.


Food Security Service 

 Auckland City Mission is proud to introduce the newly named Food Security Service, aiming to deliver our vision of an Aotearoa that is food secure for all. Our service seeks to provide support for those accessing food, ensuring dignity is upheld and shame eliminated.  The Food Security team play a pivotal role in providing emergency food support to individuals and families in crisis, as well as completing assessments to offer internal and external referrals to other appropriate service providers. 

  

Your role as Senior Practitioner 

As a Senior Practitioner your expertise is invaluable to the team. Your skills will come from extensive experience and you will use these to effectively engage clients, to identify and address their wide ranging and challenging needs. Working with Assessment Professionals you will provide a deeper layer of understanding to clients having the ability to identify verbal and visual cues as to why someone may be accessing our food services, and then delivering appropriate plans.. 

You will work cross functionally and collaboratively with your colleagues to share your expertise to guide others successfully and as Senior Practitioner you will also lead the team at Boston Rd in the absence of the Team Leader.


To be successful in this role you will have the ability to work cross functionally in a multi-disciplinary service, demonstrate a high level of competency in case management and a senior level of understanding. You will have experience in supervising others, a natural desire to share your knowledge with your colleagues and be proactive in your continuous professional development.  You will also have; 

· A tertiary qualification in Social Services, mental health, community, counselling or  family therapy 

· A full clean drivers licence

· Be physically fit

If you are looking for a challenging but exceptionally rewarding role in a progressive organisation that changes to meet the needs of its community apply now or contact us to find out more. 

This role is based in Grafton. 


Our Values

Manaakitanga
Manaakitanga is behaviour that acknowledges the mana of others as having equal or greater importance than one's own, through the expression of aroha, hospitality, generosity, and mutual respect.

Justice (Manatika)
Committed to equity, and seeking dignity for all we will fearlessly advocate with and for those who are going without.

Partnership (Rangapū)
Firstly, the Auckland City Mission recognises the principle of partnership within Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

Secondly, our commitment to partnership stems from a belief that manaakitanga, equity and social justice need to be pursued both within partnerships and through them. For us partnership is characterised by mutual trust, integrity, respect, transparency, and commitment.


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