Family Whanau Worker

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) is a Charitable Trust and is the largest social service and aged care provider in Southland.

PSS encompasses two service arms – Family Works, which offers a range of social services, from counselling and social work support, through to buddy and parenting programmes, and Enliven, which provides services for the older generation.

We work to enable a positive and lasting change for everyone in our community and offer support services to people regardless of their beliefs, ethnicity or background.

The Role

An opportunity has arisen in Invercargill for a full time permanent Family Whanau Worker to join our team and assist with the delivery of the Family Start programme. Strong relationship-building skills are an integral part of this role, as you will work closely alongside families, as well as with referring agencies and local service providers. Conflict resolution, problem-solving and excellent communication skills are also required.

Preferred applicants will have: 

  • An appropriate qualification in social services, health, education or a related field. We may also consider applicants close to completing a qualification.

  • Experience and passion for working with children, young people, and families.

  • The commitment to providing services in the spirit of the Treaty of Waitangi.

  • A current full clean New Zealand driver’s licence.


Closing Date for this position: 4pm Monday 22nd February 2021

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