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Housing First recognises it is much easier for people to address complex issues such as mental health problems and addiction once whānau are housed. The approach is to provide housing quickly then offer tailored wrap around support (whanau ora) for as long as it’s needed to help whānau and individuals stay housed and address the issues that led to their homelessness.

Housing First offers immediate access to housing. It does not require people to meet certain conditions (such as sobriety or mental health treatment) before they qualify for a home. Access to housing is just the first step in addressing homelessness for eligible people in Housing First  within the Mid North area. The goal is to help people stay housed and address the issues that kept them homeless. People are holistically supported to make positive steps towards a healthier and safer life, reduce harmful behaviours, set goals, integrate with the community and connect to iwi and whānau.

Ngati Hine Health Trust are now looking for a culturally competent professional (preferably from a Social Work; Navigator or High-complex needs background) who possesses an unwavering belief in the potential for recovery, for every person including our whānau who find themselves experiencing chronic homelessness within the Mid North area.

As a Kaiwhakahaere (Support Worker) with Ngati Hine Health Trust you will support the Kaiārahi (Key Worker) to focus on the front-line delivery, supporting Ngati Hine Health Trust’s collaborative responsibilities with our partners, administrative requirements and front-line delegated responsibilities as necessary.

The salary range for this role is $45,000 – $55,000 gross taxable per annum.

This vacancy closes at 4.00pm, 7 October 2020.

A copy of a full job description and an application package is available by below or by emailing

Please note applicants for this position must have the right to work in New Zealand and must complete a police vetting form.

Completed applications with a CV, cover letter, 2x verified ID and relevant qualifications attached can be emailed to or sent to Ngati Hine Health Trust, PO Box 1127 Whangarei 0140 in a sealed envelope marked “Application for vacancy”

The Ngati Hine Health Trust and all its services operates a “Smoke-free” Policy”

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