Practice Lead

Listed 21 days Ago
Auckland City Mission
Non-profit - Social Services


 Our Mission

Together we stand with those in desperate need.

We provide immediate relief and pathways to enable long term wellbeing.

Street to Home Programme

Auckland City Mission are proud to introduce Street to Home Programme, aiming to support people’s journey from living on the streets to a sustainable home. 

Using a strengths-based approach we walk alongside clients, focusing on recovery & wellbeing. Using Te Whare Tapa Wha principles to guide our approach we provide a single source of connection to a range of supports to improve healthcare, mental wellbeing, recovery from addiction, and assistance to reconnect with family, whanau & community. 

Your role of Practice Lead  

As a Practice Lead you are a senior member of the team. Your skills and experience will come from a number of years in your profession and you will use these to engage complex clients and address their wide ranging and challenging needs. Working with Keyworkers your case work will include providing an additional, in depth layer of understanding to client case management. Thoroughly identifying complex needs, challenges and developing client centred, holistic and culturally appropriate plans. 

You will work cross functionally and collaboratively with your colleagues across the service, sharing your expertise to guide others successfully, identifying and unravelling complexities to enable appropriate actions in others and the delivery of your own best practice.  Your knowledge could be generalist over a range of areas such as homelessness, mental health, addictions, abuse, housing or you could be an expert in you field, honing you skills in a particular area to be the “go to” person for particular challenges. Whatever it may be, you will have passion for what you do and be driven to provide the best client focussed service.

To be successful in this role you will have the ability to work cross functionally in a multi-disciplinary service, demonstrating a high level of competency in case management and a senior level of understanding. You will show experience in supervising others, have a natural desire to share your knowledge with your colleagues and be proactive in your continuous professional development. This role will require working in an ‘in house’ and ‘outreach’ capacity, as such you must be flexible, able to work dynamically with ease and also have 

· A tertiary qualification in Social Services, Mental Health, Community, Counselling or Family therapy 

· A full clean drivers licence

· Be physically fit

If you are looking for a challenging but exceptionally rewarding role in a progressive organisation that changes to meet the needs of its community apply now or contact us to find out more. 

Our Values

Manaakitanga Manaakitanga is behaviour that acknowledges the mana of others as having equal or greater importance than one's own, through the expression of aroha, hospitality, generosity, and mutual respect.

Justice (Manatika) Committed to equity, and seeking dignity for all we will fearlessly advocate with and for those who are going without.

Partnership (Rangapū) Firstly, the Auckland City Mission recognises the principle of partnership within Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

Secondly, our commitment to partnership stems from a belief that manaakitanga, equity and social justice need to be pursued both within partnerships and through them. For us partnership is characterised by mutual trust, integrity, respect, transparency, and commitment.

The Auckland City Mission’s Street to Home Programme is supported by Auckland Council, The Ministry of Social Development, The Ministry of Housing & Urban Development and a range of grants and donations.