Pathways to Settlement Manager - Invercargill

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

Pathways to Settlement Manager – Invercargill Refugee Settlement Programme

Permanent Fulltime

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 Invercargill, making a difference in the lives of former refugees from Colombia.

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 Invercargill team of 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 Invercargill social service sector or able to quickly build this

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.

To see some of the work we do with former refugees in Invercargill, please see here - https://www.redcross.org.nz/stories/new-zealand/happy-birthday-invercargill/.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity please contact Sue Price at New Zealand Red Cross by phoning 027 512 1781, or press Apply Now to view the position description and apply online. 

Read the full job description here

Applications close at 5pm on 1 May 2019.

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.

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