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Whānau Navigator

Whānau Navigator

Are you experienced in family support and seeking a new challenge?

We are now looking for a Whānau Navigator with for a brand-new service in partnership with CADS that aims to provide continuing care for tāngata whai ora and their whānau under (Substance Addiction - Compulsory Assessment and Treatment (SACAT) Act. You will be using your expertise in supporting whānau and building their connections to other services and supports.

Based within our New Lynn community hub Te Tāwharau; this community-based pilot covers the whole Auckland region from Wellsford down to Port Waikato. The service is mobile with access to a flexi-fund, ensuring we are adequately resourced to provide agile, creative and responsive support.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that supports whai ora with addiction (alcohol & drug) and co-existing physical and mental health challenges on their recovery journey. The service hours are 10am – 6pm, with some flexibility required to be responsive to tangata whai ora and their whānau.

A breath of fresh air for whānau; you will also have:

  • A relevant qualification and/or training in whānau support
  • At least two years’ experience working in a whānau focused role, and in roles that are actively engaged in the community, including Māori and Pasifika communities.
  • Experience within a health, mental health and/or addictions setting is desirable
  • Experience of supporting someone in recovery (either personally or in work roles) is desirable
  • Excellent relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with a range of stakeholders & external agencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and of the cultural norms and customs of tangāta whenua, Pacific peoples and other diverse cultural groups
  • Strong communication, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • A collaborative approach and ability to work flexibly in a changing environment
  • A full New Zealand driver's licence

In return we offer:

  • A competitive salary of $65,915 to $73,590 depending on experience
  • A work car (for service delivery and commuting to/from work) + a laptop and mobile phone
  • 22 days annual leave and 5 days paid study leave per annum
  • A Monday to Friday role, no shift or weekend work
  • The opportunity to be involved in the development of a new community service

More about us:

Odyssey has supported thousands of New Zealanders whose lives are affected by alcohol, drug or other addiction challenges. We wholeheartedly believe that everyone living in New Zealand should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, to feel hopeful about their future and to have meaningful relationships with friends and whānau.

To apply, please send us your CV and a cover letter, and complete the additional information questionnaire online by connecting on the link below. For all enquiries, please contact Michelle Nicholson on 021 578 262

Closing date: Friday, 31 May 2024

Police and Oranga Tamariki clearance checks are also required for this role.

Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free organisation. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We particularly encourage applications from Māori and Pasifika candidates.