Kaimahi Toko i te ora - Social Worker, part time OR full time

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Nov 2021

Te Whiwhinga mahi / The opportunity

Tēnei te karanga a te Whare Wānanga o Te Tauihu o te Waka o Māui ki te hunga e ngākaunui ana ki te oranga o te tangata kia aro mai ki tēnei tūranga. Mehemea ko tāu e whai nei ko te tautoko i te tangata ki te tū pakari i ōna ake āhuatanga whakapā mai kia kōrero tāua.

If you are passionate about the wellbeing of people and seeing them develop as stronger versions of themselves we would value your application for this position. 

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi / About the role

As a Social Worker you will work within Te Puna Manaaki - Māori Student Support team and work collaboratively to provide social work services to NMIT students and contribute positively to their student experience, engagement and success.  This includes providing safe and clinically effective patient/client assessments, developing and delivering educational workshops and actively building and maintaining professional relationships with essential external services and government agencies.  The Social Worker will be based in Nelson but will work flexibly as needed across all campuses, i.e. Richmond, Woodbourne, Marlborough to meet the students' needs in the delivery of social work services. 

This is a fixed term position Jan - Dec 2022 with flexibility of between 0.8 - 1.0FTE.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako / Skills/Experience

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Social Work qualification (minimum Bachelor's Degree) with 5 years relevant experience, of which 
  • Min 3 years demonstrated professional experience providing social work services to a diverse range of clients including youth, and 
  • hold a current registration/practicing certificate with the Social Workers Registration Board, and 
  • Working knowledge of Māori protocols and ability to apply these in service planning and provision
  • Knowledge of current social and cultural issues, and 
  • A clean, current NZ drivers licence is preferred as travel between campuses will be required,
  • Highly developed therapeutic assessment and intervention skills
  • Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills
  • Skill in analysing and evaluating human behaviour including the ability to interpret unspoken or partially expressed thoughts or concerns
  • Proven experience successfully engaging with students and communities from diverse backgrounds and identities, in particular Māori, Pasifika, Youth, Rainbow community, and people with disabilities

What we offer / Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou 

  • Great experienced and friendly support team
  • Modern training facilities 
  • Excellent employee benefits

He kōrero mō Te Whare Wānanga o Te Tauihu o Te Waka a Māui / About NMIT

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Ltd (NMIT) is Government owned, NZQA Category One tertiary education institute. It operates three campuses, servicing over 6500 tertiary students from the Nelson and Marlborough regions, and from all over the world. Our promise is 'work-ready, world-ready graduates'.

Me pēhea te tuku tono / How to apply

We accept applications via our online application systems. For a job description, please follow the application link.

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

Rā Aukati - Applications close - Midnight Sunday 28th November 2021

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