Whanau Liaison, Starship and Ronald McDonald House Charities®

We are seeking a positive, enthusiastic and adaptable person to join our friendly and helpful team at our Auckland Domain Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) to work with whānau as a Whānau Liaison. This is a new collaborative role between Starship, ADHB and RMHC.

RMHC supports whānau with a child in hospital away from home. Our programmes take care of the practical things in life so whānau can focus on their child. Simply, we give whānau with a hospitalised child what they need most — each other.

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to continue in your professional growth and develop your career through on-going study and conferences

  • Regular formal supervision, peer review, collegial support

  • Subsidised gym membership, free gym classes run by 5Points Gym

  • Discounts at a variety of businesses, free eye test

In the Whānau Liaison role you will be responsible for providing initial and on-going support to whānau with high needs, alongside Family Support staff, helping whānau to navigate through their stay at RMHC throughout the course of their child’s stay at Starship.

You will also provide an educational function, helping to up-skill RMHC Family Support staff with an increased knowledge on social supports available to whānau, along with counselling and communication skills.

This role has a strong emphasis on advocating for whānau through their child’s hospital journey. You will act as kaitakawaenga and work closely with Starship Social Work and the RMHC Family Support team.

We are looking for:

  • A professional qualification - minimum undergraduate level or equivalent

  • A self-starter with sound interpersonal skills

  • Understanding of the complexities and impact of health needs for the child and their whānau

  • A professional, friendly and enthusiastic attitude

  • An ability to work both independently and collaboratively to the highest standards

  • Excellent relationship management skills

  • You to hold a valid full drivers licence

This position is fixed term, part-time (25 hours per week) working in the afternoon/ evenings.

To view the position description, please click here.

Feel free to email Recruitment Consultant, Vickie Shakur via VickieS@adhb.govt.nz for assistance with your online application or if you would like an initial chat before officially applying please contact Kim Crombie on 021 918 496.

Apply today via the ADHB careers website and submit your application attaching your CV & cover letter outlining your motivation about working with RMHC.

Applications close on Tuesday 29th September 2020
Reference job code: AUC09941