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The dedicated team at Wesley Community Action includes social workers, whānau workers, foster parents, community development specialists, and a range of support staff.

Community Social worker – Whānau Support, Wesley Waitangirua (fulltime)

We’re looking for a Community Social Worker to provide support and advocacy for up to 30 family groups a year.

The social worker will provide case management focusing on ensuring a highly tailored continuum of care for adults, parents, their whānau and their children. They will support the development of parents and their children in the Porirua region through tauira/client-led case work and/or through the development of community-led programmes. 

The social worker provides a key link with the wider services of Wesley Community Action and other community agencies.

Download an application pack or contact Isabel Macdonald for more information:  04 805 0875, imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz

Whānau Workers  – Te Kākano / Family Start, Porirua

We’re looking for Whānau Workers to work with whānau and children to help deliver the Te Kākano / Family Start programme.

Te Kākano / Family Start is a child-centred, intensive home-visiting programme that focuses on improving children’s growth and health, learning and relationships, family circumstances, environment and safety.

As a Whānau Worker with the Family Start programme you will work with whānau who are struggling with challenges or problems that may make it harder for them for them to care for their baby or young child.

Download an application pack or contact Isabel Macdonald for more information:  04 805 0875, imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz

Youth Worker – Wesley Waitangirua (fulltime)

We’re looking for a youth worker to join our team in Waitangirua. This job involves providing sound support for young people and includes a strong capacity to work alongside young males in the Porirua area.

The Youth Worker works alongside young people and their communities (school, whānau, training establishments), to help them identify the barriers to their development, and develop strategies to address these.

Key to this role is the development and provision of programmes that work with young people using a youth-development and strength-based approach.

Download an application pack or contact Isabel Macdonald for more information:  04 805 0875, imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz

Strengthening Families Coordinator (fulltime, Waitangirua) 

We’re looking for a social worker to work as a coordinator for the Strengthening Families programme based at our Waitangirua office.  This position requires you to promote Strengthening Families and to build and maintain networking relationships with the objective of supporting local families and meeting funder objectives.  Key to this is supporting whānau to understand the resources available to them in their community.

You will role model outstanding practice with whānau to whom you will provide social work support that contributes to positive outcomes for families and children.

This is an opportunity to work at the leading edge of whānau work with an organisation that supports,  nurtures and values you too.

Download an application pack or contact Isabel Macdonald for more information:  04 805 0875, imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz

Experienced Social Worker 0.8 FTE Wellington (would consider full time for right candidate)

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of elders?

We are looking for a social worker person to join our Older Persons Team to support older people to live in their community with safety and independence, free from abuse, and with meaningful lives.  You will join a dedicated and professional staff in an organisation with a reputation for being a leading-edge provider of social services.  The position will be based in Wellington.

You will bring experience and understanding to:

  • Working in a Te Tiriti o Waitangi responsive organisation
  • Supporting older people with cognitive impairment and other long-term conditions including mental health and addiction issues.
  • Working to end instances of elder harm and understand trauma informed practice.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary health environment

Download an application pack or contact Isobel Macdonald for more information: 04 805 0875, imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz

Experienced Social Worker,  0.8 FTE Kāpiti, Older Persons Team

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of elders?

We’re looking for a social worker to join our Older Persons Team to support older people to live in their community with safety and independence, free from abuse, and with meaningful lives.  You will join a dedicated and professional staff in an organisation with a reputation for being a leading-edge provider of social services.  The position will be based in Kāpiti.

You will bring experience and understanding to:

  • Working in a Te Tiriti o Waitangi responsive organisation
  • Supporting older people with cognitive impairment and other long-term conditions including mental health and addiction issues.
  • Working to end instances of elder harm and understand trauma informed practice.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary health environment

Download an application pack or contact Isabel Macdonald for more information:  04 805 0875, imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz

Lead Practitioner Social Worker, Older Persons Team, (Full time – Wellington region)

  • Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of our older persons?
  • Are you an exceptional social worker who wants to help grow social work capacity in a team?

You will have a deep understanding of strengths-based practice, person-driven approaches and bring comprehensive experience in case management.

This newly established role suits someone who enjoys supporting others to develop their professional skills to bring about sustainable positive change in the lives of elders.  This position is based in our Wellington office where you will have a small case load, and you will have the agility to support staff across our Porirua, Kapiti, and Hutt sites.

We offer a comprehensive employment package in a flexible work environment.  You would join a team of dedicated professional staff in an organisation passionate for social justice guided by strong community values.

Download an application pack or contact Isabel Macdonald for more information:  04 805 0875, imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz

Youth Mentors – Porirua

Do you have the energy to spend one-on-one time with an individual young person and provide a positive influence?  We’re looking for committed, passionate, energetic, and grounded people to support the young people in our specialist foster care programme, Te Waka Kotahi, during and after school, and on weekends. The number of hours varies.

Our young people have had many challenges in life (not of their doing) and they struggle to find their place in the world. Our youth mentors work with their foster parents to support these young people as they find their way. You’ll need to be able to set boundaries and stick to them, and  provide outstanding role modelling to young people.  It’s important to be highly self-motivated.

As a Youth Mentor you will need:

  • A full driver’s license.
  • Your own car/car insurance.
  • To pass police and Oranga Tamariki checks
  • Knowledge of supporting youth who have challenges.

Download an application pack or contact Isobel Macdonald for more information: 04 805 0875, imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz.

Foster Parents needed (Full and part-time)
Wellington wide  (singles/couples)

We need foster parents who are open to caring for an individual rangatahi between the age of 9 and 16 years in their own home either full time or part time on the weekends for up to a year, sometimes longer.

This is rewarding and very demanding work.  Our incredible team of foster parents and social workers support rangatahi who do best in one-on-one intensive foster care. Our rangatahi have had extensive histories of being in care and bring with them experiences of trauma that means life has been very difficult for them,. This can make it hard for those who care for them.  Our team is passionate about the care and protection of rangatahi and passionate about the support of our foster parents who welcome those children and youth into their home.  You must genuinely have a heart for this work, as it will be your heart for it that keeps you sustained.

You will receive:

  • Salary, training and professional supervision
  • 24-hour support
  • Regular time off

You will currently be residing in the Wellington region and have stable accommodation and a spare room. You will also:

  • Be free of dependent children living with you.
  • Have a full NZ driver’s license, own car and be a confident driver
  • Have a comfortable, clean, and safe home environment
  • Have a high standard of personal health and wellbeing.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Be open minded and non judgemental to the differences you might experience.
  • Always be open to learning new ways of supporting rangatahi

Download an application pack or contact Isabel Macdonald for more information:
04 805 0875, imacdonald@wesleyca.org.nz

Application pack (PDF) 

Find out more about Te Waka Kotahi, our one-to-one foster care programme 

Wesley Community Action

75 Taranaki Street
PO Box 9932
Wellington 6141
P: 04 385 3727
E: info@wesleyca.org.nz