Navigator - Transitional Housing
Emerge Aotearoa
Wellington, New Zealand
6d ago
  • Our vision is Tautokohia te mana tangata, Realising potential.
  • Our purpose is whakapakari ngātahi I te whānau kia puāwai te hāpori, to strengthen whānau together, so that communities thrive.
  • Our organisation has people at the heart of all that we do.
  • Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisations providing a range of services to whānau, including Health and Disability, Youth and Transitional Housing.

    Our kaimahi all have a common goal - helping people realise their potential with the aim of supporting whānau to live their best life as independently as possible.

    About the role

    Providing support from within our Emergency Housing service, this role is focused on housing and connecting whānau with the community.

    You will be focused on guiding tenants through the Ministry of Social Development system, health and education services where required, to enable whānau to reconnect by using your community connections to become involved in the wider community.

    You will have previous advocacy experience, well-established community networks and problem solving comes naturally.

    The service delivery side of this role will require you to work and coordinate with your colleagues in tandem to support whānau through their journey, providing a safe environment and supporting them with their goals and daily tasks.

    This role is permanent fulltime (40 hours) working Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am - 8pm.

    Based in Lower Hutt, the role is covering Upper and Lower Hutt, Wellington City and surrounding areas.

  • Who we're looking for;
  • We are looking for someone who is positive, flexible, vibrant, confident and passionate about working in our service.

    You will enjoy working creatively, autonomously and work effectively in an interdisciplinary team being able to communicate easily with a variety of people.

    You will need to think on your feet, remain calm under pressure and really encourage our clients along their journey.

    You'll naturally be a problem solver, quick thinker and enjoy connecting with the community. You'll use your non-judgemental empathetic attitude and belief to encourage clients to change and grow.

  • What you need;
  • Previous experience working within emergency housing in a similar role
  • Knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act, especially an understanding of issues that can lead to a breach or put a housing tenancy at risk
  • It's desirable that you'll have a level 4 or 5 qualification in Mental Health and Addiction or Social Services
  • Ability to liaise with a variety of referral sources and other providers
  • Proven relationship management skills and experience
  • It's essential that you have a full New Zealand driving licence
  • Strong computer skills, a 'can-do' attitude and be able to demonstrate strong personal and professional boundaries.
  • What's in it for you?

  • We're serious about professional development - here at Emerge Aotearoa there is so much opportunity to develop, learn and grow, and we have our own team to help people do just that!
  • Join a great team of people who care about supporting and making a difference in the community
  • You'll be rewarded by helping people to reach their goals - in return we'll also help you to reach yours
  • No two days will ever be the same, in this challenging yet rewarding role
  • A supportive team
  • Great job satisfaction, you'll be improving someone's life and realising their potential.
  • How to apply;
  • To apply for this role please visit our careers site careers.emergeaotearoa.org.nz and register your details - This role will be advertised until filled.

    If you are interested in joining an organisation who is passionate about making a positive difference in your community we would love to hear from you. Apply today.

    Join the Emerge Aotearoa whānau; we're inclusive and we celebrate diversity as an organisation

    Realising potential - Tautokohia te mana tangata

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