Work with us

We’re a team that wants to make a difference in the lives of those most in need of community housing. Maybe you do, too.

Our team covers everything from tenancy management, tenant well-being and customer service to maintenance, project planning and finance.

The work we do is as diverse as the skills we bring to it. Our team has people with backgrounds in community work, project management, building, business, administration, central and local government, law, accounting, health and safety, logistics, property management and even journalism… the list is as long as the opportunities.

If you’d like to add your skills to that list, please keep an eye out for our vacancies. We’d love to hear from you.

 

Now hiring:
Employment Coach
Housing First – Housing Specialist

Employment coach

We’re on the hunt for a new Employment Coach, who’ll ne responsible for delivering an individualised, outcome-based employment support service working with tenants and their families to support them to into employment and education or training.

The Employment Coach will:

  • Engage and empower tenants to gain employment or access education or training opportunities.
  • Develop relationships with local employers, the Ministry of Social Development and community services.
  • Develop group work and activities with tenants to support their transition to employment, education, or training.
  • Develop opportunities for volunteering including supporting the volunteers of the Tenant Advisory Group.

You’ll have this experience behind you:

  • Excellent listening, negotiating, influencing and problem-solving skills.
  • Significant experience in working with those facing barriers to employment, education and training.
  • Experience in working collaboratively to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Ideally, hold a Diploma in Career Development (or commitment to achieve).

You must have a full driver’s licence and the right to live and work in New Zealand. We require all new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  This means you will need to provide confirmation that you are fully vaccinated before you can commence employment.

Click here to apply to be our next Employment Coach

 

Housing First Housing Specialist

ŌCHT is a key partner in the Housing First Christchurch/He Kāinga Ora ki Ōtautahi programme which ensures people (kaewa) experiencing chronic homelessness can access housing and wrap around support services.  Housing First is an collaborative programme involving a number of providers. ŌCHT will be your employer and your place of work will be Housing First.

The Housing Specialist is a key role in a multi-disciplinary Housing First Team. You will work with kaewa and agencies/organisations to assess if they are eligible for the service, procuring housing and working with the placement team. You will build and maintain relationships with landlords and property investors/managers, and will work in tandem with the multi-disciplinary Housing First support team and ŌCHT Tenancy Advisors.

Experience and qualification requirements include:

  • Experience in working with people who have experienced homelessness is desirable
  • You will understand the Treaty of Waitangi and be committed to the principles of Housing First
  • Experience in working collaboratively to achieve positive outcomes
  • Knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986

Candidates must have a full driver’s licence and the right to live and work in New Zealand.

We require all new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  This means you will need to provide confirmation that you are fully vaccinated before you can commence employment.

Click here to apply to be our next Housing First – Housing Specialist


About ŌCHT

The Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust
61 Kilmore St,
Christchurch.

Hours: 8.30 am-5.00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Postal: PO Box 53, Christchurch 8140

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