Ministry of Social Development
Case Manager – He Poutama Taitamariki (HPT), Whangarei or Dargaville (2 positions)
Secondment / Fixed Term to 28 June 2019, Full Time (37.55 hours per week)
Job Ref: 26784
We‘re hiring people who are dependable to their core and who have the grit and tenacity to show up and work hard even when the going is tough. Our organisation plays an important role in supporting New Zealanders. Simply put, people count on us.
About the project
He Poutama Taitamariki (HPT) is a regional initiative designed to empower and enable youth at risk of long term unemployment and poor social outcomes. HPT is tailored to young people and provides intensive support to individuals during the course of his or her journey of life change, training or employment, however long that may be. HPT grew out of the small town pilot programmes KODE, GROW and the regional initiative T500. It has been operating for nearly two years and it represents a significant change in the way we work with and support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and we are excited about the potential impact we can have. HPT combines a youth specific case management model with customised contracted services all of which have in-built manaaki tangata (long term pastoral care). Young people are at the heart of what we do in Northland and this dynamic project has had a significant impact on youth benefit numbers. In December 2016, partners embarked on this new approach with just over 2,600 young people receiving benefits. Today this figure sits at 2118. The issue of youth unemployment and disengagement has been acute in Northland but with initiatives like this, we are changing our story.
About the role
As a Case Manager you will support New Zealander’s into employment, training and development opportunities and enable access to social housing and financial support. Support services range from emergency housing, to food grants through to job search services. You will manage a caseload of clients and be available to provide them with great service. This includes managing pre-booked appointments and emergencies.
What skills do I need to be a Case Manager?
You need to be able to work at pace and make good decisions, often in isolation. Strong relationship and negotiation skills are useful and you will be able to motivate and empower others to overcome barriers in a non-judgmental way. You are comfortable working in a fast paced, pressured environment and enjoy navigating through unexpected challenges.
What are the benefits of being a Case Manager?
The most significant benefit is being able to help people. It is an amazing feeling when you help someone get sorted financially; into work or ensuring support is there for someone who isn’t able to work.
How to apply
Apply online with your CV. You do not need to upload a cover letter, instead please answer this question in the online application:
For a further discussion call Kim on (09) 983 9131.
If you currently work for MSD you must apply through your myHR careers portal at work.
Applications close: Wednesday 14th November 2018 at 5.00pm