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Strengthening Families Coordinator

With a proud 24-year history, Connecting Communities Wairarapa coordinates a network of support services and initiatives to help strengthen families and their communities to enable them to live well and independently.

Due to the departure of a valued team member, we’re looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Strengthening Families Coordinator to join us full-time in Masterton.

Reporting to the Social Services Team Leader, you’ll provide the interagency service response needed to ensure that the target group achieves expected results and to coordinate the day-to-day strengthening families process.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • The day-to-day co-ordination of the SF process in your area.
  • Co-ordinating and supporting the SF collaborative case conference process.
  • The ability to build and maintain local relationships to enhance any collaborative initiative and the effectiveness of the process.
  • Collecting, managing and reporting on SF data and carrying out various administrative functions related to the SF process.
  • Being involved in the development of good practice.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Sound working knowledge of how key agencies work with families/whānau in the social, health, education and justice sectors, including an awareness of current resources and services.
  • The ability to work across government and community sectors, including working with iwi/hapū and other ethnic groups.
  • Well-developed communication skills (oral and written).
  • Well-developed relationship management skills (ability to build and maintain effective working relationships and to develop extensive networks).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (able to adapt to the needs of the audience and able to mediate, facilitate and negotiate key outcomes for all parties).
  • Strong planning and organising skills, for managing information, reporting and setting up interagency meetings.
  • Welcomes and values diversity, and contributes to an inclusive working environment where differences are acknowledged and respected.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Has demonstrated ability to manage work initiative and self-motivation.
  • Proficient computer literacy.
  • Experience of office management systems and procedures.
  • Effective time management and ability to prioritise work.
  • Act as a point of contact for internal and external clients.

We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running, so if you enjoy a challenge and are committed to strengthening families, please forward your CV, cover letter and application form to Glenda Seville, Acting General Manager.

Applications close on 13th June 2019.

Strengthening Families Coordinator Job Description

Connecting Communities Wairarapa Application Form May 2019