Community Participation Facilitator

Listed 6 days Ago
Hohepa Hawke's Bay

Hōhepa Hawke's Bay supports, enables and cares for children / tamariki, young people / rangatahi and adults. We are a special character organisation – applicants must be willing to work within our principles which are based on anthroposophy and inclusive social development (Dr Rudolf Steiner) – and Te Ao Māori.

An opportunity has become available for someone in our Day Activities Programme as a Community Participation Facilitator. This is a role with a focus on facilitating community participation. The aim is to enable all people we support to gain as much independence and community connections outside Hohepa as they wish.

This position is perfect for someone with a high attention to detail, strong time management skills and who enjoys working on multiple projects.  

Your role will be to make connections with workplaces, community groups and individuals who would be willing to enable a service user to participate with them or their group – for work experience, social interaction, and leisure activities. This can involve many different types of facilitation, for example:

  • Meet the obligations and intent of the contracts held with the Ministry of Social. Development (MSD), for community participation and to support people with very high needs.
  • Ensure that people we support have access to ‘Supported Employment’ opportunities where      applicable.
  • Provide on-site daytime activities for people we support ‘at home’, meeting the      requirements and obligations of the residential contract with MOH.
  • Connect with the people we support to find their passions and what motivates them it their work.

To be successful all you really need is a full clean driver’s licence, be prepared to drive a variety of Hohepa vehicles, a wide range of interests and the right attitude! We will also be looking for the following.

  • Experience of working with people with an intellectual disability; understanding and      empathy for people with disabilities/special needs.
  • Has a variety of life and work skills; with experience in ‘teaching’ (which      may be formal or informal, tutoring adults etc.).
  • Holds a current First Aid Certificate, or willing to complete training.
  • Willingness  to develop self and undertake further training relevant to the role.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Literate and numerate, able to record information accurately; good administration skills such as report writing, monitoring records.
  • Able to manage own workload effectively. 
  • Willingness to support and engage with the community life of Hohepa.
  • In good health, and able to meet the physical demands of the role.
  • Willingness to declare any existing criminal or psychiatric record, driving convictions, any medications etc.: also willing to disclose any further issues during employment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate reliability and ability to attend work consistently.
  • Must be able to attend work free of any adverse effects of alcohol or drugs (including illegal drugs and similar substances) – in accordance with the      Hohepa Drugs and Alcohol Policy.
  • Commitment to collaborative working, resolving problems, being a good team player.

Hōhepa welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds; we employ a diverse workforce and think this is a great place to work! You must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident to be appointed to the role.

The job is based in Clive and will require frequent and regular travel in the local area (Hastings, Havelock North, Napier etc.).

This is a full time position (37.5 hours) and work will normally be during the Monday to Friday working week but flexibility is required, including some evening and weekend work.

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