Thank you for your interest in working with Age Concern Wellington Region.

Current Employment Opportunity:

Social Connection Coordinator – Hutt Valley

Responsible to: Chief Executive, Age Concern Wellington Region

Location: Anvil House, 138 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington. Most of the work will be in the Hutt Valley, but there will also be some work in the office.

Hours: 23 per week

About us:  Age Concern Wellington Region (ACWR) provides services which enable older people to live their best lives. This means:

  • protecting our older people from avoidable harm
  • connecting older people with each other and their communities
  • promoting health and well-being
  • enabling older people to maintain independence
  • providing information and opportunities for fulfillment.

ACWR has a well-established Accredited Visitor programme in the Hutt Valley and is working to establish and grow new social connection activities.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about helping others, and knows the Hutt Valley community well. You’ll be coordinating our Hutt Valley work including:

  • Our well-established Accredited Visitor Service (AVS)
  • Our Companion Walking Service
  • Activities that are part of our Connect programme

This role offers:

  • the satisfaction of making a positive difference to people’s lives
  • lots of flexibility
  • a friendly supportive team
  • great work / life balance

We’re looking for someone with:

  • experience in working with older people and an understanding of their concerns
  • an understanding and experience of the Hutt Valley’s local communities, service providers and networks
  • excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • experience of working with volunteers
  • experience organising group activities
  • knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g. the Privacy Act)
  • an awareness of and commitment to health and safety procedures
  • a full clean driver’s licence and car.

Personal qualities required:

We want someone special to join our team who has:

  • alignment with ACWR’s values
  • empathy with older people, their families and caregivers
  • respect for the beliefs, values, and cultural practises of other people
  • an ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • a can-do attitude
  • honesty, reliability and resilience

What success in this role looks like:

  • Older people will report feeling happier, less lonely, and more interested in life as a result of receiving our services.
  • Older people receiving our services will have opportunities to build links outside their current circle of contacts.
  • Older people receiving our services will be referred as required to other agencies to meet needs that fall outside the scope of ACWR services.

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