Community Support Coordinator Home Help Services

It’s exciting times at Plunket as we breathe life into a new vision and embark on a strategic journey over the next five years aimed at achieving generational change and really making a difference to the lives of New Zealand children, families and whanau.  We believe that in the first 1000 days of a child’s life, we can make the difference of a lifetime – is this you?

As New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under the age of five, we have a trusted and respected brand but we are not about to rest on our laurels and become complacent. Plunket people are passionate about what they do and have a shared desire to make a difference. We’re embarking on an exciting transformation and you could help shape it.

We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic person to join our team. This is a part time position, 20 hours per week based in Oamaru. This is a joint role 10 hours per week Community Support Co-ordinator , and  10 hours per week Home Help Service Co-ordinator.

The Community Support Coordinator is accountable for co-ordinating, supporting and enabling Plunket people to deliver community based initiatives that help Plunket to achieve its goals and the fulfilment of our vision – In the first 1000 days we make the difference of a lifetime. The role works in partnership with the Community Services Leader, Plunket volunteers and employees to provide relevant services to the community and to strengthen and expand the volunteer network.

The primary objective of the Home Help Service Co-ordinator position is to recruit volunteers, organise training/orientation of volunteers, liaise with organisations referring to the service, act as peer support to volunteers, match volunteers with families and assist in the overall processes and implementation of this support service.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills who has experience establishing trust and rapport with a wide range of people, someone who knows their community and is able to take initiative.

Applications close 20 June 2018

For any enquiries please contact Catherine Caley on 027 275 8674 or contact 

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Permanent Part Time

Job no: 2018-096

Location: Otago

Closing Date: Applications close 20 June 2018