Housing First is an exciting programme provided by Lifewise Trust. Housing First provides rapid access to housing and wrap around supports to people experiencing chronic homelessness in Auckland city centre.
We are looking for three full time Key Workers. As a Housing First Key worker you will uncover and unleash the strengths of the people you are working with and walk alongside them as they determine their futures, based on their own choices, and self-determined goals.
You will provide intensive, often long-term support based on these goals.
You will work with a Housing Specialist to assist people into permanent housing of their choice and provide ongoing support to participants as they establish themselves in permanent housing.
You will continue to walk alongside people on their recovery journey as they build a sense of wellbeing and strong positive community connections.
You will have extraordinary inter-personal skills, patience and empathy to build trusting relationships with the Housing First participants and their whānau.
WHO YOU REPORT TO :
Housing First Senior PractitionerKJ W
WHAT YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR :
As a member of a kaupapa Māori, multidisciplinary team you are responsible for acknowledging and enhancing the mana of the people you work with.
This includes providing a range of holistic support to promote wellbeing, including :
Emotional Support This very relational aspect of support includes active listening, reframing, facilitating communication, building motivation and confidence.
Informational / Educational Support Provision of information and education to help people to achieve their goals and aspirations.
Navigation Helping people find out about, connect to and use the resources and services that are available to them.
Direct Support Doing things with (rather than for) people in order that they build skills, confidence, change behaviour or circumstances.
You will work with a small number of Housing First participants to :
WHAT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED :