Support Worker - He Korowai Aroha

Listed 22 days Ago
Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga
Social Services

Support Worker- Kai Ringahora

Poipoia te kākano kia puawai -Nurture the seed and it will blossom.

He Korowai Aroha is a new Kaupapa Māori well-being service focused on supporting whānau to provide nurturing environments that support pēpi, tamariki and whānau to thrive and reach their full potential. This service will provide a community-based whare for mama, papa and whānau to come together for support throughout pregnancy and for the first 2000 days (the first five years).

TToH is a whānau focused, kaupapa Māori values-based, health and social services organisation providing services across the Kahungunu rohe. Our health, social, education and community development teams have been working successfully with whānau for 38 years.

We are looking for Kai Ringahora/Support Workers who will provide a safe and welcoming environment for whānau and support the delivery of our holistic and integrated services that meets the needs of mama, pēpi, tamariki and whānau. You will act as the key contact and navigator for whānau by providing pastoral care and support to access other health services. 

As part of this integrated team of Social Workers, Rongoā Practitioner and Counsellor, you will deliver whānau centered care that supports healthy whānau relationships and improved outcomes for whānau.

Ko ngā mea ka hiahiatia e koe kia angitū te haere | What you'll need to be successful:

  • A relevant qualification relating to health, education, mental health or social services
  • Knowledge and experience relating to providing maternity and early years care and support 
  • An ability to build strong connections to empower, motivate, educate and encourage māmā and whānau to build upon their strengths and achieve their aspirations
  • A commitment to providing whānau centred and integrated care to māmā, pepi and their whānau
  • Culturally competent with a commitment to the kaupapa of Te Hā O Te Mokopuna model of care
  • Awareness of, and a commitment to understanding the implications for Māori health that are implicit in the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Hold a clean, current and valid Full Driver’s License 
  • COVID Vaccination (2 shots)

This is a full time, permanent position working 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

What we offer you:

We offer a competitive salary, 5 weeks annual leave, Southern Cross Health Insurance, Life insurance, Birthday leave, Study support and career opportunities, Wellness activities and incentives and loads of other benefits working for a positive, friendly, values-based organisation that cares about its staff.  Check out our website or Facebook for videos of the caring, fun workplace that is Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga!  

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, people who will awhi and whakamana our hapū mama and whānau. If you would like to be a part of a supportive team who will deliver whānau centered care that helps create change, this is the role for you. 

Please include in your application: 

· Cover letter

· Current CV (including evidence of qualifications) 

· Completed TToH Application form 

· My Health Record for COVID Vaccinations 

Applications close: Monday 4th March 2024

Applications will be reviewed as they come in, so don’t delay

Applications for this role will take you to the advertisers site.