Experienced Community Social Worker – part time position, Wellington

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of older people?

We are looking for an experienced person to join our Older Persons Team, to support older people to live with safety and independence, free from abuse, and with meaningful lives in their community.  You would join a Wellington wide team of professional and dedicated staff who have a reputation for being a leading edge provider of social services.  The position is 27 hours per week, and will be based in Wellington.

Key attributes are;

  • Experience
    • supporting vulnerable older people with cognitive impairment
    • working with victims of suspected and confirmed abuse to support immediate and sustainable safety
    • of the principles of strengths based practice and restorative justice
    • working with mental health and addiction desirable
    • working within a multi-disciplinary health environment
    • relationship management and ability to establish and maintain multiple networks
  • Social Worker or equivalent qualification, with registration or membership of professional association preferred
  • Full clean driver’s license

For further information and an application pack, please refer to www.wesleyca.org.nz or contact:  

Isabel MacDonald – Executive Assistant

Wesley Community Action

PO Box 9932, wellington 6141

Phone: 04 805 0875

Email: imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz

Closing Date Sunday 20th August 2017

EARS Social Work July 2017


July 13th, 2017 by

Elder Abuse is not OK.

All older people deserve to be treated with respect, dignity, and care.  The Elder Abuse Response Service at Wesley Community Action works alongside older people, their whanau, and community to stop abuse, provide immediate and ongoing safety, and protection for older people.

If you are worried about elder abuse, or concerned about an older person in the greater Wellington area, please call 04 805 0880 or email elderabuseresponse@wesleyca.org.nz
or call the free and confidential 24/7 national helpline
0800 EA NOT OK 0800 32 668 65

More information about elder abuse can be found on
Age Concern https://www.ageconcern.org.nz/ACNZPublic/Services/EANP/ACNZ_Public/Elder_Abuse_and_Neglect.aspx
Super Seniors


Dr Barry Duncan – the co-developer of PCOMS (Partners for Change Outcome Management System) will be in NZ for 10 days in February. Thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Social Developments Capability Investment Resource funding stream, Dr Duncan will be running a 5 day Train the Trainers workshop in Auckland and a 2 day Supervision workshop in Wellington. In addition Barry will be meeting with some key people in Health, MSD and Treasury to discuss the significant impact of PCOMS on client outcomes.


If you want to know more about this please contact Robyn Pope rpope@wesleyca.org.nzpcoms

December 1st, 2015 by

Community social worker Ken McDonnell wants smoke alarms at the top of your Christmas wish list.

Ken is part of Wesley Community Action’s Older Persons Team.