Outreach Worker - Hamilton
The Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand (HFNZ) has the opportunity for a motivated Outreach professional to join them in the Hamilton region. HFNZ was established in 1958. It supports and represents people with haemophilia and other related bleeding disorders in New Zealand.
HFNZ is a registered charity that aims to
Provide support for people with haemophilia, von Willebrand’s Disorder and related bleeding disorders and their families/whanau
Maintain and improve the standard of treatment of haemophilia and related bleeding disorders throughout New Zealand
Be a representative of the haemophilia population at a government level and to health services providers
Be a responsible member of the global bleeding disorders community
The talented & committed team of Outreach Workers provide advocacy, education, care, and guidance to people and whānau affected by bleeding disorders throughout NZ, supporting them to manage their own health and well-being.
They work with people from a wide range of backgrounds, multicultural settings, and engage with diverse communities to improve the quality of life and providing support across several areas including physical, mental and social.
This position is vacant due to the relocation of our current Midland (Hamilton based) outreach worker.
Whilst this role is autonomous there is a support network to help you achieve your goals, including experienced outreach workers that have formed a strong team culture based on mutual support and sharing of experiences. There are also several local and national events that can help you to engage with the haemophilia community.
About the role
Provide support to the broad community of individuals with bleeding disorders in the Hamilton, Tauranga and Taupo building relationships and trust with your grateful clients.
Educating people with Bleeding disorders to manage their condition
Provide support and input into educational programmes and eventsAdvocate for people with Bleeding disorders
Representing HFNZ at local events and functions
Ensure inclusion in all activities including the place of Maori as Tanata Whenua is acknowledged
This is a flexible position for 30 hours that will require you to manage your time well and structure your activities to make the most of your day.
You may have a background in Drug & Alcohol counselling and want to step into a different space
Sincere, patient, tactful, and skilled at earning the trust of others
A relationship builder and a communicator across multiple demographics and cultures
Confident facilitating and presenting in large and small group settings
Ability to demonstrate genuine empathy