Case Manager: Prison Reintegration- Northland Region at Ministry of Social Development, Northland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We're in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.
Kaikohe Community Link - Full Time, Permanent Position
An opportunity exists in the Prisoner Reintegration Team for an existing Case Manager. If successful, you will report to the Kaikohe Community Link.
This is a challenging, exciting and rewarding role that primarily focuses on working with Department of Corrections staff and stake holders, streamlining the reintegration process for clients, and providing support where significant barriers exist.
The Prisoner Reintegration Case Manager will work closely with clients and external stakeholders to assist with the below responsibilities:
- Proactive case management of clients, providing assistance with employment and/or training, prior to the client's release.
- Providing in-work support for clients post release.
- Assisting clients with information on Work and Income products and services and supporting clients to apply where entitlement exists. This includes Steps to Freedom payments prior to release, where applicable.
- Providing verification of inmate trust account balances to assist with the processing of Steps to Freedom payments.
- Advising regions of inmate release details in advance.
- Assisting clients to make appointments with service centres as required.
We are seeking an enthusiastic person who will have the ability to build strong networks and have excellent communication skills, being adaptable and flexible in your approach to dealing with different people from a variety of backgrounds.
Salary range: $61,734.00 - $75,452.00
The starting salary for this role per annum in line with proven skills, experience and performance.
How to apply
To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form and answer the question below in your application form:
1: What relevant skills and experience will you bring to the role? (Max. 1500 characters)
Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description.
All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact Jodi Pickford on Jodi.Pickford003@msd.govt.nz
Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.
Closing date: 5.00pm Friday 1 July 2022
Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents. We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.
MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires employees to be fully vaccinated.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Social Development|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Social, welfare & community|
|Attachment:||integrated-services-case-manager-may-2020.pdf (PDF, 234KB)
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