Whanau Liaison, Paedatric Social Work, Starship and Ronald McDonald House Charities ®
Counties Manukau Health
Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
8h ago
  • Fixed term, part-time (25 hours per week) afternoon / evening position
  • Great team environment and work culture
  • Exciting new role a collaboration between two renowned organisations Starship and Ronald McDonald House Charities ® (RMHC) New Zealand.
  • We are seeking a positive, enthusiastic and flexible Whānau Liaison to join our friendly and helpful team at our Auckland Domain Ronald McDonald House, to work with our families.

    This is a new collaborative role between Starship, ADHB and RMHC.

    Starship Children's Health provides services to children and young people with acute, complex and chronic healthcare needs from throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific.

    As well as providing secondary services to our local population, we have the only paediatric dedicated intensive care unit in New Zealand.

    RMHC supports families with a child in hospital away from home. Our programmes take care of the practical things in life so families can focus on their child staying in a hospital away from home.

    Simply, we give families with a hospitalised child what they need most each other.

    This role will involve a strong ability to advocate 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 to provide support to whānau across the course of their child’s stay at Starship.

    Working in the afternoon to evening, alongside Family Support staff, the role will provide initial and ongoing support to whānau with high needs, helping them to navigate through their stay at RMHC.

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

    Key skills required :

  • A professional qualification - minimum undergraduate level or equivalent
  • You must be a self-starter with sound interpersonal skills
  • Understand the complexities and impact of health needs for the child and their whānau
  • Professional, friendly and enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to the highest standards
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • A valid full drivers licence preferred.

    Only applicants legally entitled to work in New Zealand will be considered.

    To view a copy of the position description, please click here

    We hope you will explore this opportunity further by either applying below or you can contact our Recruitment Consultant Vickie Shakur on VickieS adhb.

    govt.nz for further information. Reference : ADHB5881

    Applications Close : Tuesday 18th February 2020

    Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children.

    This position is a Core Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.

    This position is a Core Children's worker under the Children's Act & requires full safety checks completed before any new employee starts

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