Placement Support Specialist

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category:
  • Location: Northland
  • Date Advertised: 06-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/50110
  • Job Title: Placement Support Specialist
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  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Fixed-term or secondment opportunity for 12 months (cover maternity leave)
  • Based in our Whangarei Office
  • Annual Salary of $63,550 plus five weeks’ annual leave

Te Tākinatanga – Our story

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities brings together the three existing agencies of Housing New Zealand, HLC and KiwiBuild to form a new organisation.

We do amazing, important work. We contribute to thriving communities that provide New Zealanders with good quality, affordable homes. Our work supports people to have good access to jobs, amenities and services; as well as improving the wellbeing of current and future generations. We do this by being a world class public housing provider, and partnering with others to deliver urban development projects.

Ko tā mātou mahi – Our role

As the Placement Support Specialist you will manage the process of matching new applicants with suitable Kaīnga Ora housing. Part of the role is face to face interview with the potential candidate for a home and this is Pre placement Interview Assessment to determine If It’s a sustainable match and offer support services This will mean quickly establishing relationships with Ministry of Social Development, potential and existing tenants as well as internal teams. This is a busy and exciting role so you will need to work efficiently and be highly organised to ensure a successful outcome for our customers.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

  • Solid experience in a service delivery role
  • Sound organisational and time management skills
  • The confidence and capability to take ownership for delivering successful outcomes
  • Proven communication and relationship management skills
  • Experience with how large organisations function and interact and how to get best results for customers
  • Ideally an understanding of social housing and knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act

Nōu te rourou – What’s in it for you?

We offer competitive salaries, five weeks’ annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here

As a Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.

Kotahitanga – One team

We have important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are:

  • Te Ngakau – We trust, each other and share ownership
  • Te Atawhai – We care, about each other as people
  • Te Koha – Everyone’s contribution, matters
  • Te Māhaki – We are humble and genuine
  • Te Ako Tonu – We continually learn and innovate

Tūhono mai – Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via

Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via

Applications close on Wednesday, 20 November 2019.

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 50110GJO.