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Fulltime Family Support Worker / Whanau Awhina 

Our Team is seeking a fulltime Family Support Worker / Whanau Awhina.  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 Level 7 qualification in related fields such as Psychology, Early Education or related Human Services disciplines. A Level 6 qualification in similar fields would be considered.

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 in their homes.  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; the 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.  Applications close at 5pm on Friday 29th November 2019 (NO late applications will be accepted).

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