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Housing Case Worker

  • Full-time, permanent role: Mon-Fri, 8.30am to 5.00pm in Manukau, Auckland.
  • Offer mental health aid to vulnerable homeless individuals!
  • Extra annual leave + Paid well-being days +increased KiwiSaver contribution

Extend housing solutions to those facing mental health challenges, preventing tāngata whai ora and whānau from homelessness with care.

LinkPeople | Mō mātou

E whakapono ana mātou ko ngā tāngata te mea nui o te ao. At LinkPeople we believe that people are the most important thing in the world. This guides us in our work supporting the most vulnerable members of our communities to access permanent, safe and affordable housing and linking them to the health and social services they need to live well. We work together with a number of key organisations as part of a community-wide approach to end homelessness.

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Increased Employer Kiwisaver contribution
  • Fifth Week of Annual (after 12 months of employment)
  • Paid Wellbeing Days (2 days a year)
  • HealthNow Payment Card - $250 per year to support Health and Wellbeing for you and your whānau
  • Perk & Perk Plus discount app
  • Holiday programme assistance.

The Role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00pm, based in Manukau working across South Auckland. Elements of the role may require travel.

This role will involve working within the Health and Sustaining Tenancies at Risk service. The wrap-around community housing-based service will have a strong focus on transition, recovery and wellness that empowers tāngata whai ora and whānau to build the capacity to live well.

The position will entail collaborating with and providing assistance to individuals with significant and intricate requirements, often grappling with intergenerational obstacles, mental health concerns, addiction, and trauma, in their pursuit of securing and maintaining housing within the community.

You will be part of an exciting service that is innovating and growing, where new ideas are encouraged and new solutions are the norm!

You | Mōu

If you have a background in the mental health and social domains, especially with some exposure to housing and residential recovery services (although it's not a strict requirement), we are excited to receive your input. Ideally, you must:

  • hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognized 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 Housing Case Workers to complete this study.
  • have strong communication and relationship building skills, you’ll quickly build credibility while showcasing your sound problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • have an ability to work at pace and flourish under pressure will be complemented by excellent attention to detail and proficiency in record keeping.
  • have knowledge of and demonstrate utmost commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi principles and working with Māori.
  • hold a full New Zealand driving license.

Closing Date | Rā Katinga: 9 August 2024. Please note, we will be shortlisting as we go, therefore, this advert may close when a suitable candidate has been found.

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Contact | Whakapā: Belinda Heta, Team Leader on 027 565 9058

For further information, visit our website

Note: The Criminal History Check is Exempt from The Clean Slate Act. In other words, the Clean Slate Act does not apply to this position. Please declare any offences (even outside 7 years) in your application.

**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.