We are committed to building a diverse, experienced and committed team of people to help carry out the mission of Red Cross here in New Zealand.
As we continue to grow and develop our services and programmes we are regularly looking for new staff to join us.
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Location: Waikato/Bay of Plenty
As part of the largest humanitarian aid organisation in the world, New Zealand Red Cross plays a vital role in providing assistance to vulnerable people in New Zealand and overseas. New Zealand Red Cross is an organisation with 10,000 volunteers and 400 staff.
Reporting directly to the Training Manager, we are seeking a dynamic Training Co-ordinator who will be responsible for the delivery and administration of all New Zealand Red Cross first aid and related training courses within the Bay of Plenty and Waikato. The role will be based in either Hamilton or Tauranga.
Using your ability to plan, co-ordinate and organise you will coordinate our First Aid training business with ease. You will also assist with recruitment, management and development of training staff and lead the marketing and sales of all first aid related courses and products.
You will be a mature thinker with strong motivation, excellent communication skills, a positive personality, and the ability to mix and work with a wide range of people.
Whilst this is a non-teaching role, the appointee will be required to qualify as an instructor and be capable of teaching should the occasion arise.
To be considered for this role you will have the following:
- Health or emergency services experience
- Health and Care knowledge or education
- An understanding of teaching practices and prior attendance at a trainer’s course would be advantageous
- While teaching qualifications are not essential, a qualification or experience in adult teaching would be beneficial
- Conversant with training technologies and best practice in teaching is desirable
- Prior knowledge and/or qualification in First Aid training or a related health field would be beneficial
A current full motor vehicle driver’s licence is essential.
All applications MUST include a covering letter, CV, and completed Application for Employment form. Please send your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date of application is the 15th of October 2015.
Burmese Cross Cultural Worker
As part of the largest humanitarian aid organisation in the world, New Zealand Red Cross plays a vital role in providing assistance to vulnerable people in New Zealand and overseas.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Cross Cultural Worker to support the Burmese community members who are arriving this year through the refugee quota.
Through the provision of both cultural and linguistic support this position will work alongside the Auckland social workers, resettlement caseworkers and volunteers to assist the new families in their resettlement.
In this role you will:
1. Ensure that refugee families are able to communicate in the NZ environment.
2. Facilitate understanding of NZ society for refugees, and the culture of the refugees for those supporting them in NZ.
3. Ensure that appropriate linkages are made to service providers.
4. Advocate for refugee clients in the NZ social context.
We encourage you to apply for this role if you:
• Speak Burmese, English and preferably Karen with a proficiency of at least Intermediate level
• Can provide competent and accurate cross language support both verbally and written
• Have knowledge of confidentiality and privacy act practices
• Have knowledge and experience of the refugee journey and resettlement experience
If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Celia Brandon at New Zealand Red Cross 021 228 2059 or 09 262 0942.
All applications MUST include a covering letter, CV, and completed Application for Employment form. Please send your application by email to Celia.Brandon@redcross.org.nz.
Applications close at 5pm on 16th October 2015