Nurses, Social Workers, Social Human Services

Nurses, Social Workers, Social Human Services

Listed: Oct 11, 2017
Permanent – full-time
Closing: Oct 23, 2017
Otago / Dunedin
Healthcare & medical

Pillars is a nationwide organisation that supports children/tamariki and their family/whanau who have been affected by the imprisonment of a parent. Pillars delivers various programmes throughout the country and is now coming to Dunedin to deliver a Family Start Programme.

This programme is designed to deliver home-based long-term support to families with young children with challenging life situations in Dunedin and the East Coast to Balclutha. Pillars encourages and enables families to provide each of their children with a positive and enjoyable childhood experience. Families participate on a voluntary basis. Visit our website www.pillars.org.nz to learn more about our other programmes.

Pillars is seeking a full-time Family Support Worker.

Following a comprehensive orientation, you will work alongside a specified number of whanau primarily in their homes or in a correctional facility in a planned and focused way. You will do this in a professional, sensitive and culturally appropriate manner.
You will be a qualified Registered Nurse, or hold a Bachelor in Social Work or an equivalent qualification in related fields such as Psychology, Early Education or related Human Services disciplines.

Ideally you will have a sound understanding of child safety, health and development, knowledge of safe parenting practices and experience in working with children and families in a community setting. A passion for “early intervention”, and a desire to form trusting, positive and respectful working partnerships with vulnerable families with babies and young children is essential.

This is a full-time role. Hours worked are Monday to Friday. A current full NZ Driver’s Licence and own reliable car are essential.
Applicants for this position must have the right to work in New Zealand.

To apply for this role, or for more information, including
a job description, please contact:
Lisa Milburn (Southern Regional Manager)
via email:

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 23rd October 2017.