JOB – Mana Ake Kaimahi

JOB: Full Time Child & Family Practitioner – Mana Ake Kaimahi

Seeking social workers/related health or education or counselling or youthwork professionals.

Working within Christian & Catholic primary schools in Christchurch.  The role is 37.5 hours per week, fixed term to the end of June 2022, with the expectation of renewal after confirmation on the government contract.

This role involves:

  • providing mental health support that protects and promotes wellbeing of children and helps develop psychosocial and emotional resilience as a result of childhood stress and/or trauma.
  • providing quality assessment and support to children/young people and their families.
  • effective case planning reflecting holistic models, risk assessments and behaviour management plans aligned to individual goals.

The successful candidate will be a quick learner, enjoy the variety of cases given to them, enjoy working with both children and parents/caregivers, and fit within the Christian values of Youth Alive Trust. They must have a full drivers license, and have access to a car during work hours for driving to schools, for which you will be reimbursed at the IRD rate. The package includes a monthly allowance for a phone top up, 5 weeks holiday per year and a work laptop. The pay rate will be based on qualifications and experience, according to our internal pay scale. An immediate start is possible, and you will join a team of 3 other Mana Ake staff at YAT, and 80 staff Canterbury wide. If you are looking for flexibility, work in an meaningful but challenging role within a supportive, faith based organisation, email your CV and Cover Letter to:

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