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Social Worker - Housing Outreach

Where you’ll be working: Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

Do you want to go to work every day and make a difference – then do we have a deal for you …

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced qualified Social Worker to become part of a new and dynamic community service, working in partnership with a Kaupapa Māori Community Housing Provider.

Your role would be to support whānau with complex needs to transfer from the HRBC to independent accommodation.

The team will provide an intensive case management approach to support whānau to reintegrate to community, sustain independent living and improve health and wellbeing.

Access to decent and affordable housing is one of the major challenges of current times, and is even more difficult for our vulnerable Māori whānau who also experience the debilitating effects of serious mental illness and associated stigma.

So come and help make a considerable difference for these Māori whānau in our community.

What do you need;

• Experience of community MH and/or AoD practice

• Interest in Te Ao Māori and Tikanga practice and partnership approach

• Solution based, person centred, strength based approach

• Team player

• Excellent communication and Networking skills

• Knowledge of Housing First type philosophy

• Strong risk assessment skill.

• Experience in community MH crisis work.

• Excellent organisational and documentation skills

• Willingness to engage in practical tasks and get your hands dirty

• Current annual practicing certificate.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

To view the position description click here.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For any queries about the role please contact

Application closing date: Open until filled

Values Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga