Do you value education and want to make a difference for whanau and their tamariki? Exciting opportunity to be change agents for children in Auckland!
Do you want to empower families to be the best they can be? Do you have a passion for supporting vulnerable whanau and their tamariki? If you have a can-do attitude, thrive on challenges, and excel in team settings, we would love to hear from you.
Ko wai mātou | About us
The Anglican Trust for Women & Children (ATWC) is a multi-disciplinary Social Services organization with over a hundred and sixty years of service to families in our community. We are offering a fantastic full-time opportunity.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
Based in Otahuhu, the Engaging Priority Families Programme supports whanau to choose and enrol with an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Provider. The goal is for tamariki to engage and consistently attend an ECE, and for parents to understand the long-term value of this learning. The purpose is to support tamariki to have an enjoyable ECE experience where they can achieve the milestones required for the transition to school, and parents feel confident supporting their children in educational settings.
We are currently seeking a Whanau Coordinators to join our team for this rewarding full-time role. While our core focus is on supporting Early Childhood Learning, this is first and foremost a community engagement role. You must have a passion for working with diverse, and often disadvantaged families, who face a range of social issues that create significant barriers to utilising ECE services. Empathy and understanding of the challenges these whanau face is important.
You will also be required to communicate effectively with community stakeholders to build and maintain those ongoing relationships.
We need a confident communicator who has the enthusiasm to work with whanau to promote early learning opportunities and support the aspirations of parents for their tamariki. You will be a person who seeks solutions rather than seeing problems. Having some knowledge of Early Childhood Development and the ECE Sector would be an advantage, but not essential (on-the-job training is provided).
Mōu | About you
To succeed in this role, you will need the following:
- Knowledge and experience in working with Māori, Pasifika, and migrant families
- Communicate confidently in a range of socially diverse settings
- Computer literate with the ability to write reports and other notes
- The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
- Effective networking and relationship-building skills
- Strong Team Player
- Effective planning, time management, initiative, and self-motivation
- Strong communication skills (verbal and written) in English and one or more Pacific languages, and in a range of socially diverse settings.
- Legally entitled to work in New Zealand
- Full New Zealand Drivers Licence
What ATWC offer:
- Friendly supportive, diverse working environment
- 15 days Additional paid holidays
- Free on-site parking
- Accredited Living Wage Employer
To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] tell us why your skills and experience make you a good fit. Closing date for applications Monday, 15 May 2023 9.00am
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted