Kaiarataki Whānau Ora
Team Lead, Whānau Ora and Social Services – Permanent, full time.
He aha the tūnga | About the role
Our Whānau Ora and Social Services team provide a full range of manaakitanga and tautoko to our whānau within the Mātaatua rohe, utilising the Whānau Ora approach.
Applying both your mātauranga Māori and clinical expertise, you will be based within our Whānau Ora Team who oversee several high-level services ranging from; housing repairs, mama and pēpi, kuia and kaumatua, healthy lifestyles, Chur Bro, and Te Teko Hub just to name a few.
You will be a Social Worker with proven leadership experience who finds great joy in being a whānau champion, advocating for whānau during times of need. As team lead you will support the manager pertaining to all matters within your service, and your social services background will enable you to hit the ground running, so you can get straight into the meaningful mahi that fills your cup.
A normal day for you will include assessing whānau needs, making referrals as appropriate, creating and implementing whānau ora plans, and supporting the team by ensuring your back of house operations run smoothly.
Your whānau centric approach coupled with your ability to enhance the mana of the people around you, will enable you to build trusting relationships with not only whānau, but our stakeholders and kaimahi too.
With Te Teko hub slowly coming to fruition, you will likely float between our King Street and Te Teko sites, to ensure quality service delivery across Mātaatua.
Ngā pūkenga me whai | Your skills and experience
For this role, we are looking for someone who:
- Has proven leadership experience
- Is a qualified Social worker registered with a professional body OR has 5+ years of experience within the sector
- Has experience working with whānau to achieve their whānau plans
- Has good relationships with local external stakeholders
- Has a strong administration background and is familiar with industry and organisational processes
We are a supportive Kaupapa Māori organisation committed to developing our kaimahi. If this role sounds like you, karanga mai, we’d love to hear from you!
Te Poutokomanawa o Te Puna Ora is a framework that underpins everything we do at Te Puna Ora o Mātaatua, therefore a strong commitment to the principles outlined in the framework is vital.
This is your opportunity to add real value in our community, in an organisation where improving health outcomes for Māori is at the forefront.