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Job Description:
Community Networks – Community Services Social Worker/Health Professional

This is a part time (20 – 25 hours per week), fixed term position for a year.

Ongoing employment is dependent on funding and evolving community needs. To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to communitynetworks@gmail.com by Sunday 31st January 2021. Full download of job description available here.


The Alpine Community Development Trust operates Community Networks Wānaka and LINK Upper Clutha as a one-stop community support centre, based in the Wānaka Community Hub. ACDT’s vision is that Upper Clutha people are able to thrive, not just survive. Our mission is to provide a community development hub that coordinates, connects, and enables community wellbeing.

Community Networks is the public-facing centre of community support, running the front desk at the Wānaka Community Hub and connecting people to information and services.

The impact of Covid has been felt widely throughout the world, country, and district. The needs and opportunities for community connection and support have increased in the Upper Clutha, and ACDT is increasing its capacity. As a not-for-profit organization, ACDT relies on funding from a variety of sources, and as such its employment contracts are always subject to availability of funding, and the ongoing evolution of community needs.


Working closely with the team at Community Networks the Community Services Social Worker/Health Professional will take a lead in delivering appropriate and timely intervention to CN clients.

Key Responsibilities

It is envisioned that ideally the Community Services Social Worker/Health Professional role will be delivered over 5 days to support the function of Community Networks. Responsibilities include;

o Take a lead in delivering appropriate and timely intervention to CN clients
o Develop systems and accountability processes to support this service
o Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other professionals in the sector
o Establish referral pathways to other providers
o Gather feedback regarding changing and evolving needs in the community 
o Identify gaps in service delivery and liaise with the CN team regarding creative solutions
o Other tasks, such as report writing, as required
Desired attributes and skills
  • Relevant qualification including some experience in mental health
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work independently
  • Flexible to meet evolving and changing needs of the job
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office suite and/or other enabling technology
  • Knowledge of the community and the resources available
  • Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Knowledge of government and non-government services
  • Hold a current NZ driver’s licence
  • Police vet check required

Key Relationships

Reporting to the Community Networks Manager, working closely with the Community Networks and LINK team in a supportive, close-knit environment. Governance support from the Alpine Community Development Trust.

What’s in it for you??

We strive to create a positive, supportive environment as we work to make a difference in the community around us. The position includes external supervision and access to professional development. The team at Community Networks /LINK are fortunate to enjoy offices at the beautiful Wanaka Community Hub, with plenty of opportunity for collegial support. If this job sounds like a potential fit for you, please get in touch.