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Family Support Worker

at Homebuilders Family Services
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Date Posted April 16, 2020
Category General Labor
Job Type Full-time
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Family Support Worker Homebuilders Family Services location Auckland

Homebuilders Family Services is a community organisation providing support for individuals and families within the North Rodney area. We have been in operation since 1989 making us an established and well-regarded service. Our purpose is to provide quality strength-based support to people in our community by using a dynamic integrative approach.

We are seeking a Family Support worker for 60 hours per fortnight.  Homebuilders are a home-based service with our office situated in Warkworth. The role of the Family Support worker requires the person to visit families and children either in their home, schools or at our office to provide quality support services.

We would love to hear from you if you have excellent communication skills and have the ability to apply reflective practice.  It is imperative that you have the ability to easily establish rapport with a diverse range of people using empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence.

You value and hold a strong sense of social justice and a desire to create change for a more equitable society. Have an analysis of the effects of colonisation and are guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Have a thorough understanding of the stressors that families and children may experience and the ability to apply the appropriate modalities and skills needed within the families’ framework.

You hold a sound knowledge of care and protection issues with the commitment to upholding the rights of children. The effects of family violence, the pressures of societal/institutional prejudice and the impact poverty may have on individuals and family life.

Have experience of working effectively with children, youth and their families to achieve resilience in each family’s setting i.e. approaching family support in facilitative way rather than directively. This role requires the ability to work effectively one to one with adults, with couples, whole family groups and one to one with youth and children. The ability to work with children is highly desirable. You are able to work collaboratively with other support agencies and government organisations. A BSW, Counselling degree or similar is preferable.