PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

To assist the organisation in meeting its goal of delivering an effective, accessible and professional home-based social work service to whānau and families.

Applications close at noon Thursday 26 April.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  1. Social Work with Whānau and Families
  2. Administration
  3. Professional Development
  4. Supervision
  5. Liaison, Agency representation

 

  1. SOCIAL WORK WITH WHANAU and FAMILIES
  • To be adequately informed of family needs and relevant information by :
    1. Reading Request for Service and other relevant information
    2. Discussion with Practice Manager
  • Follow up with appropriate other individuals and services with consent
  • Undertake thorough initial visit/s with families establishing their needs and the contexts of these, their aspirations, hopes, goals
  • Establish clear plans with families specifying agreed tasks to work on that support families to achieve desired change
  • Support, educate and assist in development of necessary skills within the family as per client plan
  • Actively promote and advocate for the safety of children and non-violent parenting practices as per agency policy
  • Work to eliminate family violence and raise awareness of the impact of family violence for children, families, whanau and communities
  • Work in collaboration with other services, adhering to agency policy regarding informed consent and safety
  • Undertake roles in the Whanganui Children’s Team (Lead Professional and Child’s Action Network) as required by agency management
  • Attend Family Group Conferences, case consults, whanau and family meetings, review meetings and other client related meetings as necessary.
  • Advocate for whānau, families and their children; assist them to access resources and build networks of support
  • Ensure jigsaw whanganui policies regarding client privacy are maintained
  • Work within ANZASW Code of Ethics, jigsaw whanganui Code of Ethics, Procedures and Policies
  1. ADMINISTRATION
  • Keep all client information up-to-date in the agency’s client management system
  • Review progress of plans and goals with whānau and families
  • Complete final evaluations with whānau and families
  • Ensure Practice Manager has knowledge of family plans, goals, reviews and progress of whānau and families
  • Ensure leave applications, time-sheets and travel claims are accurate, submitted on time and adhere to agency policy
  1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Actively reflect on social work practice
  • Maintain and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Attend relevant on-going professional development after consultation with Executive Officer
  • Attend and actively participate in all staff development sessions organised by Executive Officer
  • Participate in performance reviews and agency evaluations
  • Attend and participate in team meetings
  • Attend and participate in organisation meetings as required
  • Maintain competency for SWRB registration
  1. SUPERVISION
  • Attend and participate in regular case management supervision with Practice Manager
  • Participate in external supervision as necessary in consultation with or when directed by Executive Officer
  • Participate in Peer Supervision as organised and directed by Executive Officer
  • Co-work with other jigsaw whanganui staff and/or students as directed and supervised by Executive Officer and Practice Manager

 

  1. AGENCY REPRESENTATION & AGENCY ACCOUNTABILITY
  • Support and assist the agency’s collaborations with other services to increase the safety and wellbeing of tamariki and children
  • Educate and network with other agencies to increase understanding of issues related to whānau and enhance social work role
  • Ensure up to date personal knowledge of community resources
  • Ensure the integrity of jigsaw whanganui is maintained when representing the agency, promoting our mission, philosophy and values
  • Work within agency policies, procedures and position description
  • Protect organisational and client confidentiality unless there is a risk to safety. Follow agency policy and procedure in the event of a safety issue