Whanau Liaison, Paedatric Social Work, Starship and Ronald McDonald House Charities ® at Auckland District Health Board (Central Auckland), Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Full time, (40hours per week) afternoon/ evening position
- Great team environment and work culture
- Exciting new role – a collaboration between two renowned organisations – Starship and Ronald McDonald House Charities ® (RMHC) New Zealand.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Starship Children's Health provides services to children and young people with acute, complex and chronic healthcare needs from throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. As well as providing secondary services to our local population, we have the only paediatric dedicated intensive care unit in New Zealand.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are seeking a positive, enthusiastic and flexible Whānau Liaison to join our friendly and helpful team at our Auckland Domain Ronald McDonald House, to work with our families. This is a new collaborative role between Starship, ADHB and RMHC.
RMHC supports families with a child in hospital away from home. Our programmes take care of the practical things in life so families can focus on their child staying in a hospital away from home. Simply, we give families with a hospitalised child what they need most — each other.
This role will involve a strong ability to advocate for whānau through their child’s hospital journey. You will act as kaitakawaenga and work closely with Starship Social Work and the RMHC Family Support team to provide support to whānau across the course of their child’s stay at Starship.
Working in the afternoon to evening, alongside Family Support staff, the role will provide initial and ongoing support to whānau with high needs, helping them to navigate through their stay at RMHC. The role will also provide an educational function, helping to up-skill RMHC Family Support staff with an increased knowledge on what social supports are available to whānau, along with counseling and communication skills.
25 Hours of this role will be specifically allocated to working with Ronald MacDonald House patients. 15 hours of this role will also encompass working alongside the paediatric social work team to help support with housing related matters and taking a special interest in supporting whanau within the hospital in liaising with housing support services and Kainga Ora.
For further details, please refer to the position description here.
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
We welcome applications from those with:
- A professional qualification - minimum undergraduate level or equivalent
- You must be a self-starter with sound interpersonal skills
- Understand the complexities and impact of health needs for the child and their whānau
- Professional, friendly and enthusiastic attitude
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to the highest standards
- Excellent relationship management skills
- A valid full drivers licence.
Only applicants legally entitled to work in New Zealand will be considered.
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
What we can offer you in return:
- A comprehensive and well-structured orientation programme
- A fast paced, unique and rewarding work environment that provides a high level of job satisfaction and is always interesting
- An opportunity to grow both as a person and as an administrative professional while working with a very friendly team.
We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai | Auckland DHB.
For more information on what we offer, please click here.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
To apply, please click on the link below and submit your application online attaching your latest CV and cover letter outlining your motivation for this role. For more information or for help with your online application, please contact Honey Pillai, Recruitment Consultant on HPillai@adhb.govt.nz quoting Reference ADHB14908.
Applications Close: 18 August 2022
Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Core Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.
For the largest health sector job board, visit www.kiwihealthjobs.com
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Auckland District Health Board (Central Auckland)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
|Attachment:||No File Attached|
Note: You may be redirected to the employer's careers website.