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Early Start Project needs 7 x Fulltime Family Support Workers

Early Start is a service, designed to deliver home based, long term support to families with young children with challenging life situations. Early Start encourages and supports families to provide each of their children with a positive and enjoyable childhood experience. Families participate on a voluntary basis.  Visit our website www.earlystart.co.nz and follow the links to learn more about our work with families here in Canterbury. 

Our Team is seeking seven fulltime Family Support Workers.  Following a comprehensive orientation you will work alongside a specified number of client families primarily in their homes in a planned and focused way.  You will do this in a professional, sensitive and culturally appropriate manner.  

You will be a qualified Registered Nurse, or hold a Bachelor or Diploma in Social Work or an equivalent qualification in related fields such as Psychology, Early Education or related Human Services disciplines.

Ideally you will have a sound understanding of child safety, health and development, knowledge of safe parenting practices and experience in working with children and families in a community setting.  A passion for ‘early intervention,’ and a desire to form trusting, positive and a respectful working partnerships with vulnerable families with babies and young children is essential.

This is a fulltime role. Hours worked are Monday to Friday.  An individual employment agreement is offered.  A current full NZ Driver Licence and own reliable car are essential.  Applicants for this position must have the right to work in New Zealand.

To apply for this role, or for more information including a job description please contact Shirley Percasky (Office Manager) via email: Shirley.percasky@earlystart or phone: 03 365 9087.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 21st August 2017

Applications

To apply for this role, or for more information including a job description please contact Shirley Percasky (Office Manager) via email: Shirley.percasky@earlystart or phone: 03 365 9087.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 21st August 2017