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Workplace Coordinator - Social Services

Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec)
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Wellington - Upper Hutt
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • School of Social Service
  • Permanent Part time (0.8 FTE)

Ui mai ki ahau, he aha te mea nui o te ao?

Te Hau Tapu me te Puna Oranga, WelTec's School of Social Services, is seeking to employ a Workplace Co-ordinator to join the social services team on our journey to becoming Aotearoa's leading education provider. This position is based in Porirua but working from other WelTec campuses may be required.

What does the job involve?

The Workplace co-ordinator is responsible for negotiating and arranging agency /work placement/practicums which meet the practice learning requirements for students within the School of Social Services. The Coordinator acts as liaison between WelTec and placement agencies to support learning experiences of students.

A snapshot of the role:

  • Collaborates and consults with tutors to determine the educational requirements of practicum experiences for students
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with representatives of agencies in which students are placed
  • Communicates with agencies regarding plans for student placements, this will include organisation and ensuring the practice learning agreement for students are completed
  • Ensures the administrative, supervision and assessment components of the learning agreement is recorded
  • Initiates and ensures completion of contracts between WelTec, students and practicum agencies

Sound like you? This is what we're looking for:

  • Relevant qualifications and industry experience in social services
  • Have excellent organisational skills and experience in coordination and operational management
  • Have knowledge of Tikanga Māori and ability to relate to people from different cultures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Understand and practice student/client/agency boundary setting
  • A full clean drivers licence
  • Lastly, you're reliable, proactive and helpful by nature

Your well-developed community and social services networks will assist in engaging with the local community and Crown agencies to negotiate and secure appropriate work placements.

Applicants for this position will need to pass a police vet check, inclusive of a child safety check under the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014.

What can you expect from us?

You will join a dedicated and friendly team within a progressive educational environment and be part of our inclusive culture. One where the best inspire the best. Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve great things. Join us to develop your strengths and enjoy a fulfilling career full of wide-ranging experiences. WelTec offers training, support and generous leave provisions.

To apply

If you feel you have what it takes to be part of this committed team, please visit to check the position description and to apply online. Please note it is important that you complete all sections of the on-line application.

For other information please email or contact Amol Shejwal, HR Advisor on +64 4 830 3148.

Applications close 5pm Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

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