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Community Wellbeing Coordinator needed at Waltham Community Cottage

Thursday, June 15, 2017   Posted in: Vacancies By: Administrator With tags: vacancies, Community Groups, wellbeing

Waltham Community Cottage - Te Whare Roopu O Oterepo invites applications for the position of Community Wellbeing Co-ordinator. This is part time role (22 hours per week) on the following days and times:

  • 9am to 3pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and
  • 9am to 1pm on Thursdays

This important community role requires an enthusiastic person with appropriate skills to join a small effective team that makes a difference in our community. The mission statement of the Te Whare Roopu o Oterepo – Waltham Community Cottage is "A Vibrant place of hope and connection; standing tall – reaching all”.

The successful applicant will have the passion for community development and to working in a place where no two days are the same. They need to be non-judgemental, confident and supportive of a community from different backgrounds and cultures.

Here are the desirable attributes and skills of the person sought for this important role:

  • Have a good sense of humour
  • Be confident to communicate and network with outside organisations and businesses
  • Have an understanding of the community development model and an appropriate qualification and/or previous experience working in a community role
  • Be astute in recognising client’s problems/troubles and have the appropriate skills to support them and work towards positive outcomes and resolutions.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively, and develop a rapport with people from all walks of life, backgrounds, cultures and religions and mental health issues
  • Be a contributing member of a small effective team
  • Be confident to communicate and network with outside organisations and businesses
  • Demonstrate clear boundaries at all times - both professionally and personally
  • Be competent in basic computer skills including e-mail and spread sheeting and report writing
  • Be adaptable and manage/prioritise (often large) work loads
  • Be willing and able to multi task in an often busy/stressful front of house environment
  • Be committed to attending regular supervision and/or appropriate training
  • Be confident in working autonomously when required
  • Have NZ residency or an appropriate visa allowing work to be undertaken in New Zealand
  • Be willing to undergo a full NZ Police vetting check
  • Have a full and clean New Zealand Drivers licence (this must be produced for photocopying)
  • Have current First Aid certificate  (or be willing to attend course to gain)

Days at the Cottage are rewarding and often fun shared with a wonderful caring community.

Send your CV including the names and contact details of two referees, and a covering letter to the Waltham Community Cottage Manager (tewhare[at]  Applications close at midday on Thursday 29th June 2017.

Wordle picture on the Waltham Community Cottage.

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