Pathways to Settlement Manager - Dunedin

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Pathways to Settlement team as a manager in Dunedin, making a difference in the lives of former refugees.

Permanent - Full Time

Red Cross is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, working together towards our mission to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience.

New Zealand Red Cross is a New Zealand wide organisation with over 14,500 members and 500 staff.

We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.

Are you an experienced social worker with leadership skills who is passionate about making former refugees feel at home in New Zealand?

Then we want to hear from you.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Pathways to Settlement team as a manager in Dunedin, making a difference in the lives of former refugees.

In this role you will:

  • Carry a small caseload of former refugee clients, assisting them to develop and achieve their settlement plans, including undertaking regular home visits
  • Provide advice and leadership for complex case work
  • Liaise with Mangere agencies in preparation for receiving new arrivals into the community
  • Provide public education and raise awareness with local mainstream service providers on best practice work with refugee clients
  • Establish effective networks and collaborative partnerships with local service providers to obtain full access to mainstream services for former refugee clients
  • Provide leadership and line management to our Dunedin team of Social Workers, Settlement Case Workers, Cross Cultural Workers and the Volunteer Programme Lead; and actively participate in the wider Red Cross team
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of settlement work and social work at New Zealand Red Cross

We encourage you to apply for this role if you have:

  • A tertiary social work qualification
  • Full registration with the Social Worker Registration Board with a current practicing certificate
  • A recognised qualification in professional supervision or study towards it is preferred
  • In-depth experience in service delivery and direct client contact with families and individuals from a different cultural background
  • Proven relationship development skills
  • A good knowledge of the Dunedin social service sector or able to quickly build this

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You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to be considered for this job.

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Applications close 5pm on 23 July 2019. 

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