We're excited to be calling for applications for Bay Conservation Cadets - Tauira Mahi, launching in January 2021.
The Bay Conservation Cadets - Tauira Mahi programme (BCC) is an employment, training and development programme which seeks to upskill unemployed, under-employed or those changing career pathways, whilst also delivering environmental and conservation benefits. Cadets will have an employment contract and will receive training in multiple areas to enable a career path into the environmental sector and the many positions that Jobs for Nature and other programmes are providing.
BCC has a large experiential learning component where cadets will undertake work at a variety of sites, including those run by BCA members, private landowners and other partners. This will provide meaningful work experience with real environmental and conservation outcomes.
Did you know ... Nominations for the TECT Community Awards 2021 are closing on Friday 30th October. Do you know a hardworking volunteer who deserves some recognition? What about a community group doing incredible things for our community? Get your nomination in today at www.tect.org.nz/community-awards/...
A Child Poverty Action group was launched in the Bay of Plenty today. About 20 people, mostly from social service agencies, attended the launch led by CPAG representative Alan Johnson. The group will meet again in early December to decide on priority projects for the Bay. Read more socialink.org.nz/child-poverty-action-group-launched/...
Financial Mentor/Putea Kaitohutou Tauranga Corps, Tauranga A Finance and Community Development Mix; Ethical Lending Knowledge; Make a Difference! Culturally sensitive and effective. This is a 12-month fixed term position as part of our Covid-19 response for 20 hours per week, Wednesday – Friday.
About The Salvation Army/Te Ope Whakaora
The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865. We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005. The Army has over 3,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer. The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society, in God, through Christ by the Holy Spirit’s power.
About Community Ministries
The Tauranga Salvation Army is a multi-faceted Community Centre. It comprises two main components each with a multitude of sub-ministries. The Corps (church) contains congregations and outreach programmes, while the Community Ministries has a dynamic menu of helping and caring ministries that seeks to support individuals, and families. The Salvation Army Tauranga provides invaluable services to a wide range of people across Tauranga. Services include social work, counselling, advocacy and welfare support as well as spiritual support.
About the role
This position provides quality budgeting services to clients who come into the Salvation Army Tauranga Community Ministries. The work involves working closely with the clients to educate, guide and support them in financial matters, developing their skills and assisting them to meet agreed goals and outcomes.
Candidates will have highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal, and a strong customer service focus. They will appreciate the needs of people on low income and have a strong desire to improve the social and economic wellbeing of these people. Therefore, an ability to build rapport and empathise with clients from diverse backgrounds and complex needs is essential.
Ideal candidates will show an ability to identify with and work within the mission and values of The Salvation Army.
We require a reliable, team player with a good sense of humour.
Imparting financial management skills and knowledge; Applying financial management tools with clients to reach goals; Using a strengths-based approach empowering clients to find long-term solutions working Within the Model of Care framework, best practice policies and procedures; Making appropriate referrals to further advocacy and support. Key benefits
Giving back to the community; Work-life balance; Free onsite parking. Person Specification
FinCap Financial Mentor Introductory Training (or equivalent); Experience working in a budget advisory or Financial Mentoring role; Strength-based approach training; Motivational Interview Training/Facilitation Training; A passion for people and a positive attitude; Ability to work with difficult clients (i.e. must have emotional stability, patience, maturity of judgement, sense of humour); Strong use and development of Building Financial Capability Tools; Strong understanding of and commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi; The ability to work in a team; The ability to facilitate small groups; Sympathy to the aims, mission, principles and Christian ethos of The Salvation Army; Has a current and full drivers’ licence. This role reports to the Community Ministries Manager.
Contact and application information
For more information about this role and for application information please email Tauranga.firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check (where applicable).
Applications close by 12 noon on 30 October 2020. ...