Wesley Community Action invests in staff and services that are committed to best practice.

This permanent part time 28-hour p/wk position is for a high achiever seeking an opportunity to work at the leading edge of Social Work with a Child and Family focus in an organisation that supports nurtures and values you too! We provide intensive therapeutic social work support to adolescents in our faced paced foster care service and are seeking a highly competent practitioner to join our Porirua, Foster Care team, as soon as possible.  You will be part of a professional team leading best practice.

The key skills and competencies required are:

– Mature and grounded approach

– Relevant social work or equivalent qualification

– Registration or willingness to work towards

– Proven practical and theoretical understanding of therapeutic social work and foster care

– High confidence working with both young male and female, with complex behaviours

– Outstanding relationship skills

For enquiries and position description click on this link Foster Parent Key Worker Oct 17 appli pack or contact

Isabel Macdonald

04 8050875

imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz

Wesley Community Action, P O Box 9932, Wellington 6141

 

Closing date 10 November 2017

Whanau Worker – Full Time Porirua/Wellington/Kapiti

Wesley Family Start Programme – urgent start

We have several positions for highly self motivated achievers and is an opportunity to work at the leading edge of Social Work with an organisation that supports nurtures and values you too. You will provide intensive social work support to children and families and be key to influencing behaviour change and lifestyle choices that contribute to positive outcomes for children.

Key attributes are;

  • Experience supporting children and families
  • Social Work or equivalent qualification
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Experience in family violence/alcohol and drug/child education
  • Outstanding relationship and time management skills
  • Full driver’s license
  • Confident computer and literacy skills

For an application pack please follow this link:Whanau Worker Application October 2017 

or contact Isabel McDonald for further information:

 

Wesley Community Action

PO Box 9932, wellington 6141

Phone: 04 805 0875

Email: imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz

Applications close 3 November 2017

July 13th, 2017 by

Elder Abuse is not OK.

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 elderabuseresponse@wesleyca.org.nz
or call the free and confidential 24/7 national helpline
0800 EA NOT OK 0800 32 668 65

More information about elder abuse can be found on
Age Concern https://www.ageconcern.org.nz/ACNZPublic/Services/EANP/ACNZ_Public/Elder_Abuse_and_Neglect.aspx
Super Seniors
http://www.superseniors.msd.govt.nz/elder-abuse/index.html

December 1st, 2015 by

Community social worker Ken McDonnell wants smoke alarms at the top of your Christmas wish list.

Ken is part of Wesley Community Action’s Older Persons Team.

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.

 

Wesley Community Action invests in staff and services that are committed to best practice.

This permanent part time 32-hour p/wk position is for a high achiever seeking an opportunity to work at the leading edge of Social Work with a Child and Family focus in an organisation that supports nurtures and values you too! We provide intensive therapeutic social work support to adolescents in our faced paced foster care service and are seeking a highly competent practitioner to join our Porirua, Foster Care team, as soon as possible.  You will be part of a professional team leading best practice.

The key skills and competencies required are:

– Mature and grounded approach

– Relevant social work or equivalent qualification

– Registration or willingness to work towards

– Proven practical and theoretical understanding of therapeutic social work

– High confidence working with both young male and female, with complex behaviours

Click on the link here for further information and an application pack Te Waka Kotahi Social Work ptime appli pack.docx or contact:

Isabel Macdonald

04 8050875

imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz

Wesley Community Action, P O Box 9932, Wellington 6141

 

 

Closing date 2 November 2017

We were thrilled to receive the Matua Raki National Addiction Workforce Development Supreme Award at the DAPAANZ Conference “Cutting Edge” Awards for the P-Pull Initiative originated by Lizzie McMillan-Makalio, Manager of the Waitangirua based WCA team.

This award showcases innovations in work practices that contribute to improving workplace wellbeing and staff engagement.and focuses national attention on addiction treatment organisations and services engaged in best workforce practices.

 

Well done Lizzie and team!

January 22nd, 2016 by

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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 rpope@wesleyca.org.nzpcoms

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.)

For many years we have provided emergency food parcels through our Cannons Creek community centre, and even in relatively ‘good’ economic times we were surprised to see demand constantly increasing.

Wesley News
February 17th, 2014 by

A recent article in the Dominion Post newspaper  by Andrea Vance mentioned the good work of the Wesley team and our approach to working with ‘hard to reach’ groups  and gangs.

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