Family Support Coordinator | Wellington_NewZealand

  • Part time, 24 hours across 3-4 days per week
  • Based in Newtown, supporting families across the region (pool car available)
  • Excellent induction, supportive team environment, professional supervision

Reputable charitable organisation supporting children and families. Provide practical, emotional and financial support as they navigate tough times

About the Organisation

This leading social impact organisation exists to provide much needed support to children with cancer and their families. They believe that every child with cancer and their family deserves to be well, to maintain hope and continue to dream. They achieve this through providing nationwide programmes and support, service initiatives, community connections, research and education.

About the role

This part time role working 24 hours (across 3-4 days per week) is based out of Wellington and helps families across the greater Wellington Region including the Wairarapa. You will be providing tailored practical, emotional and some financial support to children and their families during and after child cancer treatment. This position will support families to utilise their strengths, build resilience, access treatment and resources as well as connect with other volunteers and agencies in their community. You'll be required to visit families in their homes as well as attend meetings in the community with families. You will be based in Wellington but on occasion will need to be available to travel, sometimes overnight (fleet car provided) to support families. 
Experience, Skills and Attributes required
The Family Support Coordinator will need to be:
  • Warm, outgoing, passionate and positive
  • A great listener and respectful
  • Experienced working with families during difficult times
  • Confidential, discrete and professional in your approach
  • Able to work autonomously whilst also contributing to the wider team.
  • Well organised - ensuring timely reporting and accurate records
  • Empathetic, yet empowering
  • Excellent at building relationships with a wide variety of people - children, families, health professionals, agencies, volunteers
  • Legally entitled to work in New Zealand and hold a full drivers licence.
  • It will be advantageous if you have experience from working within a hospital setting and experience supporting unwell children and their families.
What's in it for you?

It goes without saying that you will be a pretty special person to win this role. In return you will not only get the personal satisfaction of making a very real difference in the lives of children and families who require support, but you will receive an excellent induction and orientation, regular support and professional supervision.

If this sounds like you then please do APPLY NOW. Alternatively, for more information please contact Jeanette Rendle on Ph 027 705 7079.


Category: Psychology / Counselling & Social Work

Location: Wellington_NewZealand

Work Type: Part-Time

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