KiwiClass is an equal opportunity employer. We value all our staff, and pride ourselves on the diversity of our team.
KiwiClass is proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer.
We are currently recruiting for:
Part-time, 20 hours per week. 12 months fixed term due to funding.
The role of the Caseworker is to work collaboratively with staff, clients, students and families to identify strengths, mitigate risk factors, increase capacity for resilience and promote positive outcomes for our service users. The Caseworker will provide one-on-one interventions and case management to clients, students and families, including community and referral support, as well as practical support. The Caseworker will provide intake and assessment, provision of information, advice and referral, and crisis management support to KiwiClass clients and students from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Priority areas in casework with clients will be mental health, finance, housing, health, family services, justice, social participation and crisis management. The Caseworker will also be responsible for running the KiwiClass Social Club. The role will undertake both ad hoc duty casework, and in-depth casework, and assist in identifying emerging needs and issues for newly arrived migrants and refugee communities.
This role requires high level knowledge of social services in the Wellington region, and particularly within the contexts of migration and settlement in New Zealand and issues facing people from refugee backgrounds. The ability to successfully manage a range of complexities and competing demands is essential to this role.
This is a new position and part of a new Social Cohesion project for KiwiClass. Consequently, the role will also involve supporting the development of the program including monitoring and evaluation systems. The successful applicant will work closely with the ESOL and Employment Programmes Managers, reporting directly to the CEO.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
- Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, counselling or similar qualification coupled with minimum 3 years experience
- Demonstrated experience in case management, preferably relevant to refugee resettlement
- Demonstrated experience in working with people from refugee and migrant backgrounds
- Demonstrated experience in delivering incidental counselling and managing crises
- Demonstrated experience in undertaking suicide risk assessments and administering mental health first aid
- Demonstrated ability to establish and utilise referral pathways to achieve client outcomes
- Demonstrated working knowledge of relevant social services providers in the Wellington region
- Excellent problem-solving skills demonstrating resourcefulness and value-adding skills
- Well-developed communication skills, including written and verbal presentation skills, diplomatic and effective liaison and interpersonal skills
- Ability to provide detailed reports on outcomes and collect statistics for program evaluation
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
- Excellent time management skills
- Understanding of and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the four “P’s” Principles: Partnership, Protection, Participation, Permission
- Police check
- Ability to work successfully in a changing environment, accept new challenges and continually strive for improvement
- Ability to speak a language other than English relevant to refugee communities – Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Tamil, Amharic etc.
- Understanding of migration and settlement issues
- Groupwork facilitation experience
- Knowledge of client data and management information systems
- Understanding of the following theories: strengths based, trauma informed, family violence and child abuse, reflective practice
- Ability to write professional reports
- Current Drivers Licence
All applications MUST include a current CV, Cover Letter, and a separate document detailing how you meet the Key Selection Criteria above.
Applications that do not include all three items requested above are not able to be considered.
All applications should be sent to email@example.com
Applications close 20 July 2020.