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Social Work vacancy

  • Flexible team environment
  • A real opportunity to make a difference
  • Permanent position, 30 hours per week
  • Location: Hamilton

Shama, Ethnic Women’s Trust is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, and motivatedSocial Worker to join our team delivering culturally appropriate services to ethnic women and their families. This includes advocacy and social support to families from varied cultural backgrounds that experience family violence or other complex situations.

Our social worker will perform within the social work programme at Shama, carry a caseload, act as an advocate to assist ethnic women and their families, foster their inherent capacities and strengths while coping with the pressures of daily living that incorporate changes to their lifestyles.  You will need to respond to the clients’ emotional and social needs in a prompt and timely fashion.

Reporting to the team lead for practice matters and to the Manager in employment relation matters, you will be responsible for:

  • Planning, coordinating, managing, and implementing assessments and support plans that foster independent living skills.
  • Referring clients to community services as needed, to help them achieve their goals.
  • Maintaining accurate records on client database and managing data collection system.
  • Networking and maintaining good relations with other service providers and stakeholders.
  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing new programmes that address the need of our clients.

The key skills required for this role are:

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Registration with the Social Workers Registration Board New Zealand (SWRB NZ) or intention to Register with SWRB NZ.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, good judgement, and flexibility.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Full drivers Licence and Clean NZ Police checks.

 Preference is given to those who have:

  • Experience working with ethnic communities.
  • Experience of working with families at risk
  • Knowledge and understanding of family violence and related legislation.
  • Ability to speak more than one language will be an advantage.

If you feel you fulfill the above requirements and are committed to our vision “For all ethnic women in New Zealand to achieve their aspiration as Mana Wahine, to be respected and recognised for their contribution to their whanau, communities and the wider New Zealand society”, please email your covering letter and CV to HR Coordinator hrcoordinator@shama.org.nz. Applications close on Thursday 30th of September. For any queries or to ask for the role description, please email HR Coordinator or call (07) 843 3810.

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