Whanau Liaison, Starship and Ronald McDonald House Charities ®
Auckland Health Jobs
Auckland City, AUK
6d ago
source : ExploreJobs

We are seeking a positive, enthusiastic and adaptable person to join our friendly and helpful team at our Auckland Domain Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) to work with whānau as a Whānau Liaison.

This is a new collaborative role between Starship, ADHB and RMHC.RMHC supports whānau with a child in hospital away from home.

Our programmes take care of the practical things in life so whānau can focus on their child. Simply, we give whānau with a hospitalised child what they need most each other.

We can offer : The opportunity to continue in your professional growth and develop your career through on-going study and conferencesRegular formal supervision, peer review, collegial supportSubsidised gym membership, free gym classes run by 5Points GymDiscounts at a variety of businesses, free eye testIn the Whānau Liaison role you will be responsible for providing initial and on-going support to whānau with high needs, alongside Family Support staff, helping whānau to navigate through their stay at RMHC throughout the course of their child’s stay at Starship.

You will also provide an educational function, helping to up-skill RMHC Family Support staff with an increased knowledge on social supports available to whānau, along with counselling and communication skills.

This role has a strong emphasis on advocating for whānau through their child’s hospital journey. You will act as kaitakawaenga and work closely with Starship Social Work and the RMHC Family Support team.

We are looking for : A professional qualification - minimum undergraduate level or equivalentA self-starter with sound interpersonal skillsUnderstanding of the complexities and impact of health needs for the child and their whānauA professional, friendly and enthusiastic attitudeAn ability to work both independently and collaboratively to the highest standardsExcellent relationship management skillsYou to hold a valid full drivers licenceThis position is fixed term, part-time (25 hours per week) working in the afternoon / evenings.

To view the position description, please click hereFeel free to email Recruitment Consultant, Vickie Shakur via VickieS adhb.

govt.nz for assistance with your online application or if you would like an initial chat before officially applying please contact Kim Crombie on 021 918 496.

Apply today. Please click on the link below and submit your application attaching your CV & cover letter outlining your motivation about working with RMHC.

Applications close on Tuesday 29th September 2020Reference job code : AUC09941

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