Resettlement Case Advisor | Auckland
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Resettlement Case Advisor - Refugee Quota Programme - Position Description - October 2021.pdf (PDF, 792KB)
|Application Close Date:||26-Oct-2021|
- Help families build a new life in New Zealand
- Work in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment
- Permanent role, salary range - $69k-$88k, Mangere based location
We have an exciting opportunity at the Refugee Quota Branch to help shape refugee lives.
Are you an experienced, qualified, registered social worker? Are you dynamic, flexible, have excellent relationship management skills and are able to multi-task? We are looking for a Resettlement Case Advisor to join our team.
This role provides social work oversight which promotes the protection, wellbeing and best management for children and families that come through the refugee quota programme. The Resettlement Case Advisor acts as a professional lead for the refugee quota programme, as well as coordinating and leading multi-agency care and protection needs across Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa.
The Resettlement Case Advisor is the child protection lead at Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa, ensuring all site agencies and contractors are trained in Child Protection and processes are followed on site in line with the MBIE Child Protection policy.
It is the role of the Resettlement Case Advisor to provide case supervision to the resettlement case officers and advise Immigration Management on current legislation and training requirements for the programme, in relation to social work matters.
Skills and experience required:
- Must be an experienced, qualified and registered, Social Worker
- Proven ability to arrive at viable solutions and make quality decisions through a variety of approaches
- Knowledge and or/ experience of contemporary issues in social services delivery
- Proven experience in managing a complex practice and casework
- Ability to influence action in areas of responsibility but not line management authority
- Previous experience in delivering services in a multi-agency environment
- Experience of delivering services to vulnerable client groups, including work supporting clients from different cultural backgrounds
- Ability to identify risks or implications for case work and develop a plan of action to mitigate impacts
- Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant acts – including Privacy Act, Official Information act, Oranga Tamariki Act, Domestic Violence Act and Vulnerable Children's act.
- Ability to establish credibility and build strong work relationships.
- Commitment to working with people from differing cultural backgrounds, gender and abilities
- Commitment to working as part of a team to achieve best outcomes for refugee clients.
- Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
- Tertiary Social Work qualification
- Full Registration with the Social Worker Registration Board with a current practicing certificate
Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents to apply for Immigration New Zealand roles.
Why work for us?
Based in Mangere, at the Refugee Resettlement Centre, the Refugee Quota Branch is responsible for the selection and resettlement of the refugees under the Refugee Quota Policy.
The objective of the Refugee Quota Policy is to provide a safe haven and resettle refugees who have been referred by the United National High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in line with New Zealand's national, international and humanitarian obligations and commitments.
The Refugee Quota Branch also manages the reception centre and delivery of the reception programme at Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa (formerly Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre).
Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE - About MBIE:
As one of New Zealand's largest government agencies, the work we do impacts the lives of all New Zealanders. We work to increase household incomes by helping businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, increasing opportunities for all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities, and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable.
This is all echoed in our Māori identity – Hikina Whakatutuki – which broadly means “lifting to make successful”.
Me pēhea te tono: - How to apply:
Please see position description attached and complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.
Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.
Please contact Mel Holland at email@example.com if you have any further questions and quote reference MBIE/1573389.
Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 26 October 2021.