Vacancies

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

 
 
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Social Worker / Key Worker

We need experienced, qualified kaimahi to join our Sustaining Tenancies team. You will be willing to roll your sleeves up and do whatever tasks are required to support people who are at risk of homelessness. You will work with them to sustain housing and journey to greater wellbeing.

You will have a relevant qualification in social work, mental health or drug and alcohol studies, great rapport building skills, be non-judgmental, highly organised and a good team player. A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Maori is absolutely essential; proven relevant experience would be an advantage.

For 50 years, Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) has worked on some of the biggest problems facing Wellington city, supporting the most marginalised people in our city to break the cycle of homelessness, and to find recovery, wholeness and reconnection with their cultural roots and whanau. We have a proven track record of assisting people to put their lives back together.

If you are interested in social change and in making a difference at the tough end of the spectrum, tell us about yourself through your covering letter.

Position available: From March 2019. Location: Wellington.

Send a covering letter and your CV to: office@dcm.org.nz by 5pm Friday 15 March 2019.

 
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Social Worker / Outreach Worker

We need experienced, qualified kaimahi to join our collaborative outreach team. You will be willing to roll your sleeves up and do whatever tasks are required to support people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. Your day-to-day location will be “out and about” in all sorts of areas and hubs. You will work to build rapport and engagement with people, and to set out on a journey to greater wellbeing.

You will have a relevant qualification in social work, mental health or drug and alcohol studies, great rapport building skills, be non-judgmental, highly organised and a good team player. A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Maori is absolutely essential; proven relevant experience would be an advantage.

You will be part of a new collaboration between the Wellington City Mission (WCM) and DCM and you will work from WCM’s base in Newtown to connect with people who are rough sleeping and begging on city and suburban streets.

The Wellington City Mission is a charitable trust affiliated to the Anglican Church, which offers support to a range of people through its Families, Youth, Independence and Seniors programmes. The WCM Drop-in Centre is a safe haven for people in the Newtown area, where they are offered hospitality and community.

For 50 years, Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) has worked on some of the biggest problems facing Wellington city, supporting the most marginalised people in our city to break the cycle of homelessness, and to find recovery, wholeness and reconnection with their cultural roots and whanau.

If you are interested in social change and in making a difference at the tough end of the spectrum, tell us about yourself through your covering letter.

Position available: March 2019. Location: Central Wellington, Newtown and other Wellington suburbs.

Send a covering letter and your CV to: office@dcm.org.nz by 5pm Friday 15 March 2019.

 
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Operations Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a leading edge, innovative programme, shaping a new service delivery model and leading a team to achieve sustained, positive outcomes providing rapid housing and wrap around support to people experiencing long term homelessness in Wellington.

As the Operations Manager, you will be involved in the development and implementation of this dynamic service to meet the needs of people experiencing long term homelessness. You will also be the service leader, responsible for the daily operations and supervision of a multi-disciplinary team. 

Downtown Community Ministry (DCM), Emerge Aotearoa, Wellington Night Shelter and Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust are the partner agencies setting up this new collaborative programme. 

It is essential that you have:

• Experience in project management and/or establishing a new service
• Strong skills in working collaboratively across organisations and in complex organisational structures
• A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Maori 
• An existing visa to work in New Zealand

It is desirable that you also have:

• At least five years Senior Leadership and Management experience
• Experience in meeting contractual obligations of a government agency
• Experience working with people who are homeless and/or have mental health issues, substance dependence or trauma
• A qualification in a clinical or community speciality (e.g. social work, nursing, occupational therapy, law or community development).

The partner agencies work on some of the biggest problems facing Wellington city, supporting the most marginalised people in our city to break the cycle of homelessness, and to find recovery, wholeness and reconnection with their cultural roots and whanau. We have a proven track record of assisting people to put their lives back together. 

If you are interested in social change and in making a difference at the tough end of the spectrum, tell us about yourself through your covering letter.

Position available: From April 2019. Location: Wellington.

Send a covering letter and your CV to: office@dcm.org.nz by 5pm Friday 29th March 2019.