Social Worker - Wellington

We have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to be based at the Wellington Service Centre.

Social Worker – Refugee Trauma Recovery (RTR)

Permanent Part time – (30 hours)

The Social Worker works alongside our clinical team to provide specialised mental health social work support services to former refugees of all ages who have experienced the trauma of war and torture. This will include psychosocial assessments, care plans, risk management and case management. The Social Worker may also provide consultation, liaison, training and support to other agencies that have refugee clients.

In this role you will:

  • Provide social work service to Refugee Trauma Recovery referred clients
  • Provide clients with culturally appropriate, goal-focused therapeutic interventions
  • Provide care co-ordination ensuring clients are involved fully in decision making related to their care
  • Advocate on behalf of clients to ensure full access to rights, services and resources
  • Encourage refugee communities to initiate self-care programmes
  • Co-facilitate therapeutic groups

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

  • A recognised qualification in Social Work and registration with the NZ Social Work Registration Board
  • Or a recognised qualification in Social Work and be prepared to be registered within the the following 6 months
  • An ability to work cross-culturally. Bilingual or fluent in a language spoken by one of our client groups would be an advantage (Spanish or Arabic)
  • A sound understanding of the refugee experience
  • Knowledge of trauma processes, grief and loss issues, mental health disorders
  • Ability to facilitate group interventions, with a primary focus on psycho-education.
  • Excellent networking and advocacy skills

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Chris Clarke at New Zealand Red Cross (04) 8050361

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.

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Applications close 5pm on Friday 30 August 2019