DCM is looking for experienced, qualified kaimahi to join our team!

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Housing First Kaimahi roles

Can your skills and experience support people into a home?

Do you want to work to end homelessness in the Wellington region? Do you have what it takes to support people who are sleeping rough as they move in to accommodation and make a home? If you do, then we have a role for you.

We are looking for people to join our Housing First Kaimahi Team based at DCM. The new Housing First initiative is a collaboration of a number of Wellington organisations working to end homelessness. The name describes what we are trying to achieve, housing people as the first priority and working with them to keep them housed.

The Kaimahi role is to provide support to people with a long history of homelessness as they access, move in, sustain their tenancy and journey to wellbeing. This means providing regular and ongoing support to meet both their short and long term goals. You will work with a small caseload of people and have the support of colleagues and other services to undertake this intensive mahi. 

It would be great if you have a relevant qualification in social work, mental health or drug and alcohol studies but more importantly you will need excellent rapport building skills, to be non-judgmental, highly organised and a good team player. A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Māori is essential as is a respect for all cultures and a drivers licence. People with lived experience of mental health, drug, alcohol issues or homelessness are encouraged to apply.

If you come and join us in this work you will enjoy the company of a vibrant and skilled team, good line management and cultural support, regular external supervision, training and development opportunities, the cost of professional registration covered, generous leave allowance and working conditions. Full-time, flexible/part time hours will be considered.

If you would like to apply now please send to a copy of your CV AND a cover letter describing how your skills and experiences have prepared you for the role and what inspires you to join us in this work.

Positions available: from August

Closing date: 9am Monday 2 September 2019

Location: Wellington

For more information about our work, search through this website and and for more information about Housing First go to:

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.