Job Vacancy: Housing Case Worker (Auckland)

  • Manukau, Auckland location
  • Full-time, permanent
  • Applications close Tuesday 6 February

LinkPeople works with the most vulnerable members of our communities to provide access to safe, affordable accommodation and link them to the health and social services they need to return to independent living. We're working together with a number of key organisations as part of a community-wide approach to end homelessness in Auckland. This role is at the heart of our bold strategy, giving you the opportunity to think outside the square and create transformational opportunities for the people you support.

The Role

We are looking for someone to work full time, 40 hours per week, working Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm.

Joining a highly skilled and passionate team that shares a strong sense of social justice. The purpose of this role is to provide support to people who are at risk of losing their tenancies, and to also provide support around sourcing permanent accommodation and housing solutions. You will work alongside people and families to develop creative solutions, and plans to maintain their tenancies while advocating for their needs and aspirations. This role involves working in partnership with other government agencies, including Housing NZ and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). You will have relevant experience in supporting people and families with high and complex needs. You will be culturally attuned, thinking outside of the square and creating opportunities for people you support.

This will involve managing the complexity associated with working with people and families with high and complex needs, often living with intergenerational challenges including poor social support, health, addictions and trauma issues as well as financial hardship.


We'd love to hear from applicants with a range of clinical and/or lived experience, with qualifications in health preferred. A confident communicator and relationship builder, you'll quickly build credibility while showcasing your sound problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Your ability to work at pace and flourish under pressure will be complemented by excellent attention to detail and proficiency in clinical documentation.  You'll have knowledge of, and demonstrate utmost commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi principles and working with Maori. A full New Zealand full driver's licence is also essential.

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its' purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued and new solutions are the norm!

If you're keen to be part of real social change? Then apply now.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5.00pm, Tuesday 6 February 2018

To view a full position description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: Case Worker_2018.pdf

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**All new appointees require background checking. Under the requirements of the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.

Please contact Belinda Heta, Team Lead on 027 565 9058 if you have any questions.