Pathways to Settlement Manager - Masterton

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to join our Pathways to Settlement team as a manager in Masterton, making a difference in the lives of former refugees from Syria.

Qualification/experience required:

  • 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.
  • Recent experience of leading and managing a team from a variety of disciplines.
  • A good knowledge of the regional or local social service sector or able to quickly build it.

In this role you will:

  • 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.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of settlement work and social work at New Zealand Red Cross.

About New Zealand Red Cross:

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.

To download the job description and to apply for this position please click the 'Apply Now' button to be taken to the New Zealand Red Cross Careers page. 

All applications MUST be submitted online. Applications close 5pm, 31 March 2020.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Shweta Prasad at New Zealand Red Cross or give her a call on 027 301 3826.