Kaimahi/Social Worker Role – DCM

Job Description
Are you someone who is solution-focussed, creative, willing to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to see people thrive? Are you looking for a job where you can support some of Wellington’s most marginalised to achieve greater wellbeing in life? A day in the life of a DCM kaimahi is diverse, interesting, energising, and extremely satisfying. If that sounds like you, then keep reading!
DCM is a leading social service in Wellington and New Zealand. We have a supportive and friendly team who have a reputation for working on some of the biggest issues in Wellington, with a focus on supporting people to break the cycle of homelessness, and to find recovery, wholeness and reconnection with their cultural roots and whānau.
The work we do at DCM is varied and stimulating. From looking for people sleeping rough in the bush, to supporting people in accessing MSD entitlements, to running harm reduction sessions and supporting people to have their physical and mental health needs addressed, to visiting people in their homes and supporting them sustain their tenancy, to navigating people through the justice system, to meeting with decision makers in Central and Local Government in order to advocate for policy change.

It would be
great if you have a relevant qualification in social work, mental health or drug and alcohol studies, but more importantly you will need excellent rapport building skills, be non-judgmental, highly organised and a good team player. A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Māori is absolutely essential; proven relevant experience would be an advantage. Due to the nature of the job a Driver’s License is also essential.
For 50 years, Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) has worked on some of the biggest problems facing Wellington. We have a proven track record of assisting people to put their lives back together – you can read a wide range of success stories at https://www.dcm.org.nz/success-stories
If you are interested in social change and in making a difference at the tough end of the spectrum, send us your CV and a cover letter describing how your skills and experiences have prepared you for these roles and what inspires you to join us.

How to Apply
Send a cover letter and CV to office@dcm.org.nz by 5pm Friday 19 March 2021.