Social Services Manager

  • Vibe
  • Lower Hutt
  • Jun 11, 2024
Full-Time Children, Youth and Family Services Community Services Management Social Services Youth

Job Description

Mission statement

“Hei whakahohe o Awakairangi iwi taitamariki ki te uru ratonga e whakatairanga ratou oranga”

“To enable Hutt Valley young people to access services to promote their well-being”

 

Join us in this highly rewarding role where you'll work within a multi-disciplinary team alongside health services on various contracts, offering scope for innovation, growth, and development. This role involves strategic and operational responsibilities, including contract and practice oversight, leadership, mentorship, and stakeholder engagement with external agencies and community organisations.

Job Summary 

Join us in this highly rewarding role where you'll work within a multi-disciplinary team alongside health services on various contracts, offering scope for innovation, growth, and development. This role involves strategic and operational responsibilities, including contract and practice oversight, leadership, mentorship, and stakeholder engagement with external agencies and community organisations.

About Vibe

Vibe is a Youth One Stop Shop delivering holistic health and wellbeing services to young people in Te Awa Kairangi, supporting them to thrive and be active participating members of our community.  We achieve awesome outcomes by building relationships with trust and integrity, focusing on seeing our rangatahi succeed through supporting them to realise their own strengths and resources.

About the role

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Social Services Manager plays a key role in the senior leadership team, ensuring the effective delivery of the organisation's social services. You'll need to be strategic in community engagement, an experienced leader fostering a culture of high performance, collaboration, and support. You'll have the opportunity to innovate and ensure responsiveness to the emerging needs and aspirations of young people in Te Awakairangi.

Responsibilities

·       Lead and manage a team of social services professionals to deliver impactful programs and support services

·       Develop and implement innovative strategies to address the diverse needs of young people in our community

·       Provide guidance and support to staff, fostering a strengths-based and empowering approach in all interactions

·       Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards while promoting a culture of continuous improvement.

Person Profile

·       Relevant social service qualification and professional registration

·       Strong leadership capabilities with proven staff management experience

·       Proven background in the provision and management of social services

·       Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire and motivate others

·       Commitment to youth health, development, and our organisational values

·       Knowledge of government contracts, delivery, compliance, and reporting

·       Collaborative approach with cultural awareness and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

·       Effective decision-making, relationship building, and networking skills.

What We Offer

·         An inspiring work environment dedicated to youth empowerment

·         A passionate team committed to making a difference

·         Recognition of your skills and experience.

Organisation

Vibe - Hutt Valley Youth Health Trust

Job Summary

Genuine opportunity to enhance services for young people in the Hutt Valley working with an innovative vibrant youth organisation

Salary

$105,000 - $125,000

How to apply

Interested?  Visit our website to find the position description and application form: https://www.vibe.org.nz/work-for-us

To apply, please email your application form, cover letter, and CV to recruitment@vibe.org.nz   

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 26 June 2024

Please note: We may begin shortlisting and interviewing as we receive applications and may withdraw the advertising at any time.  The successful candidate will be required to complete Police vetting. 

Sector

Not for Profit

Cause (Sustainable Development Goals)

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