Social Worker/Programme Manager - Invercargill | Full-time

We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Social Worker/Programme Manager to join our team in Invercargill. 

Social Worker/Programme Manager

Refugee Settlement Programme Invercargill

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Worker 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:

  • Experienced social worker preferred. 
  • May also suit allied health professional with experience working in community settings
  • 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
  • Good knowledge of the Invercargill social service sector or able to quickly build this

If you wish to discuss this opportunity please contact Sue Price at New Zealand Red Cross 027 512 1781

 Applications close 5pm, Monday 25 January 2020