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;
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:
Wesley’s WATCH initiative operates out of Porirua District Court to provide intensive support to prevent young offenders going to prison. Previously under threat of closure due to funding cuts, a recent reprieve from funders and the introduction of new client led monitoring systems, has revitalised WATCH and achieved some great results.
Reading cinema in Porirua recently hosted what is possibly Porirua’s first ever movie premiere for a locally produced movie (and which also happened to feature the work of Wesley Community Action’s Porirua based Good Cents team.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the free and confidential 24/7 national helpline
0800 EA NOT OK 0800 32 668 65
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 email@example.com
In late 2014, Wesley’s Cannons Creek Community team tested a Fruit and Vegetable co-operative aimed at providing cheap, healthy food to the residents of Eastern Porirua where 29% of participating households had annual income of less than $20,000.
The co-operative was an immediate success. After an initial weekly order of 40 vegetable parcels, demand quickly grew and peaked at just over 200 parcels per week (each parcels consists of an average of 9kg of vegetables and fruit at a cost to participants of $10 per parcel.)