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Housing Case Worker

· Full-time available working 35 hours per week

· Based in Rotorua

· Are you passionate about ending homelessness in Rotorua?

Join our housing first champion team to end homelessness in Rotorua by providing tenancy, housing and accommodation support to those in need.


We’d love to hear from applicants who are passionate about working with the most vulnerable members of our communities to provide access to safe, affordable housing and link them to the health and social services they need to live well.

LinkPeople recognises that housing and homelessness are complex issues that require a community wide approach, where key organisations come together to work collaboratively to support people to access and retain housing. Having a home and successfully navigating health and social services are both critical success factors in delivering positive health and social outcomes.

The Role

This is a full-time position working 35 hours per week, based in Rotorua.

Joining a highly skilled and passionate team that shares a strong sense of social justice, you’ll work in partnership with other agencies, who are working in the housing and health space, to support people into housing. Your priority will be to work alongside people who experience mental illness and have housing needs and require your support to achieve housing stability.

This will involve managing the complexity associated with working with people with high and complex needs, often living with intergenerational challenges, mental health, addiction and trauma issues. You’ll work within a housing first philosophy while also ensuring we meet the outcomes and expectations of our stakeholders and partners.


We’d love to hear from applicants with a range of experience in the mental health and social sectors and particularly with experience in housing. A confident communicator and relationship builder, you’ll quickly build credibility while showcasing your sound problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Your ability to work at pace and flourish under pressure will be complemented by excellent attention to detail and proficiency in record keeping. You’ll have knowledge of and demonstrate utmost commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi principles and working with Māori.

· A full New Zealand driving licence is also essential.

· Applicants must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent. Alternatively, you will commence study towards this within six months of starting your employment with LinkPeople. This needs to be completed within two years of commencement. LinkPeople offers significant support for support workers to complete this study.

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its’ purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!

If you’re keen to be part of real social change? Then apply now.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 23 July 2021, this role may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Position description: Case Worker.pdf

Contact: Janelle Coburn, Team Leader – Housing, 027 205 8217

For further information, visit our websites

**All new appointees require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.