(Job Opportunity) Community and Home-Based Family Worker

(Job Opportunity) Community and Home-Based Family Worker

Are you interested in joining our innovative team at Presbyterian Support?

Community and Home-Based Family Worker

Full time – 32 hrs per week may be considered


Presbyterian Support USI (PSUSI) is an innovative not-for-profit organisation that helps deliver safer, stronger, more connected families and communities.  We deliver social services for children and families as well as for older people.


We have an exciting role for an intermediate or experienced Family Worker in our Greater Christchurch FamilyWorks Team to deliver community and home-based support to children and families facing complex challenges.   This role may also be involved in the new CDHB Mana Ake initiative in schools.

This role will ideally suit a qualified Psychologist, Social Worker, Nurse, Counsellor, OT, Teacher or other Therapist with interest and training in working with Children and Families. Experience in child or family mental health settings is advantageous.

As part of this role you will provide practical support and positive strategies to build resilience for parents and children referred to the service through primary school and other community networks. This work will often require collaborative and/or partnered responses either within our FamilyWorks team or with external agencies in order to facilitate good outcomes with our clients.


We wish to appoint a caring and compassionate staff member who:

  • Is genuinely passionate about supporting parents, children and families to live and parent positively and strive to achieve appropriate goals,
  • Can ideally demonstrate experience working successfully in the community and has knowledge of the range of opportunities and issues influencing positive family dynamics and child wellbeing,
  • Holds knowledge of relevant community networks and resources including those important to Maori and Pacifica families,
  • Has experience in liaising with other stakeholder groups – e.g. Oranga Tamariki (CYF), Work and Income, schools, other education and health providers, other relevant community agencies,
  • Has a commitment to the principals of the Treaty of Waitangi,
  • Has a working knowledge of CYP&F Act, Children’s Action Plan including Vulnerable Children’s Act and Domestic Violence Act or willingness to train.


Ideally you will be IT literate and able to work in a busy environment, comfortable managing a caseload while contributing your skills and expertise to the broader team. There is some flexibility of work hours.


At Presbyterian Support we offer:

  • Stimulating, challenging and rewarding work
  • A motivated, experienced and creative team
  • A safe, healthy and supportive working environment
  • The opportunity to contribute to strengthening communities and enhancing opportunities for families.


To apply for this role you will need to obtain the Job Descriptions, AND fill out an application form.  These documents are available from Rosalie Lau: rosaliel@psusi.org.nz OR you can find these below.

E:mail your completed Application Form, together with your CV and Cover Letter to: rosaliel@psusi.org.nz.

Applications close at 9am, Monday, 16 July 2018.  Confidential enquiries welcome – Phone Penny Taylor, Regional Manager Canterbury on 027 616 4987.


Click here to view and download an application form.

Click here to view and download a full job description.