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Placement Support Specialist

Employer:
Housing New Zealand Corporation
Job Category:
Social, welfare & community
City/Town:
Canterbury - Christchurch/Timaru
Region:
Canterbury
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
12-Jul-2019
Closing Date:
22-Jul-2019
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Job Description

  • Fixed-term or secondment opportunity until June 2020
  • Based in our Christchurch Office
  • Annual salary of $63,550 plus five weeks annual leave

About Housing New Zealand

Housing New Zealand Corporation is a Crown agent that provides housing services for people in need. It isn't just about getting a roof over people's heads - we also work closely with others to ensure our tenants have access to good support services.

On 1 October 2019, Housing New Zealand Corporation becomes part of Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities.

About Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities

Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities, brings together the three existing agencies of Housing New Zealand, HLC and KiwiBuild to form a new organisation.

Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities is central to the Government's aspirations for housing and urban development. It will work across the housing spectrum to build thriving communities where everyone has a place to call home.

This new organisation will have two key roles - being a public housing landlord, and partnering with the development community, iwi, local and central government to deliver urban development projects of all sizes.

The anticipated start date for this new organisation is 1 October 2019.

Our Values - Kotahitanga | One Team

Housing New Zealand has important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are the following:

  • We trust, each other and share ownership
  • We care, about each other as people
  • Everyone's contribution, matters
  • We are humble and genuine
  • We continually learn and innovate

The role

As the Placement Support Specialist you will manage the process of matching new applicants with suitable Housing New Zealand housing. This will mean quickly establishing relationships with Ministry of Social Development, potential and existing tenants as well as internal teams. This is a busy and exciting role so you will need to work efficiently and be highly organised to ensure a successful outcome for our customers.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • solid experience in a service delivery role
  • sound organisational and time management skills
  • the confidence and capability to take ownership for delivering successful outcomes
  • proven communication and relationship management skills
  • experience with how large organisations function and interact and how to get best results for customers
  • ideally an understanding of social housing and knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act.

What we offer

We offer competitive salaries and five weeks annual leave for all new starters as well as a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here - https://careers.hnzc.co.nz/a-great-place-to-work/benefits

We provide a working environment with opportunities for self-development and new challenges. If you'd like to join a team of professionals who are passionate about people, improving the quality of the lives of our tenants and giving something back to the community we would love to hear from you.

To learn more about us and the work we do click here http://careers.hnzc.co.nz

To apply please follow the online process.

The reference code for this position is 48406GJO.

To see a copy of the position description and apply for the job, go to careers.hnzc.co.nz

To find out more about this opportunity please contact Recruitment team at hrservicecentre@hnzc.co.nz

Applications close Monday, 22 July 2019

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

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