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Employer Liaison -Pathways to Employment program, NZ Red Cross, Hamilton. Closes 19 Jan.

Employer Liaison Pathways to Employment – Refugee Settlement Hamilton (Waikato) Service Centre

Permanent Full Time (1.0 FTE) Closes 5pm 19 January, 2020

Link to job on Seek

Red Cross is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, working together towards our mission to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience.

New Zealand Red Cross is a New Zealand wide organisation with over 14,500 members and 500 staff.

We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Employer Liaison in our Pathways to Employment programme working with former refugees in Hamilton (Waikato region). The purpose of the employer liaison role is to grow the pool of employment opportunities for former refugees in the Waikato region.

The role also includes intensive, individualised work with both refugee background clients and potential employers, supporting clients to gain employment.

We encourage you to apply for this role if you are able to demonstrate:

  • Awareness of New Zealand employer priorities and familiarity with employment organisations and networks in the region
  • Proven skills in career development and the ability to engage with clients collaboratively
  • Appreciation of the benefits of diversity in workplaces
  • Proven skills in recognizing and developing work readiness
  • Ability to build client confidence and job search skills
  • Competence in intercultural communication and experience working with people from diverse and marginalised backgrounds
  • Understanding of the refugee journey and common issues faced during the resettlement process
  • A commitment to the Fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement

Qualifications required:

  • Tertiary education in relevant field (required)
  • Membership of a professional organisation in a relevant field, such as CDANZ (desirable)

This is a fulltime role. If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact John Rodgers, Regional Manager at New Zealand Red Cross 0278074974 from 13 January 2020.

Applications close at 5pm on 19 January 2020.

To download the job description for this position please view this job in Seek, click the 'Apply Now' button to be taken to the New Zealand Red Cross Careers page. 

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to be considered for this job.


Update from ACC on IOA / VIOA Service


In preparation for the May 2020 annual variation of the IOA and VIOA contract, ACC has be in consultation with CDANZ around their membership pathways and we wish to update the contracts current membership requirements.

The IOA/VIOA service schedule states that all named providers must have “full” membership of a professional association (per Part B, clause / VIOA – Part B, clause As the contracts currently stand, having an “associate” membership with supervision is not sufficient to be a named provider. We are aware that both the named provider application form and operational guidelines do not align with the contracts.

Under the May 2020 variation, we are looking to formally allow associate members with supervision (and the right experience, qualifications and skills) to be a Named Provider on the IOA and VIOA contract on a case by case basis. We are also looking at aligning the tertiary qualifications with the professional associations and ensuring the contracts are future proofed, considering the consultation underway with CDANZ and its members on its membership pathways.

We are also interested to hear your thoughts, by 20 January 2020, on the above and whether there are anything else we need to consider for the next variation. Please send your email to

Important note: The above changes will only take affect on the next variation, which will be communicated in due course.

We would like to thank you for providing occupational assessments over this year and we wish you a safe and happy Christmas season.

Kind Regards

Marinda Broodryk,

Occupational Assessor HCD Consulting Ltd - Wellington

Human Capital Development Consulting Ltd are looking for an Occupational Assessor, (also a work broker) - you will be part of a small, very experienced team of vocational rehabilitation service providers servicing ACC, 3rd party administrators and private insurers in the greater Wellington region - full training provided.
Full information is here.
Please call Kerrie (Director), HCD Ltd or contact me by email for further information 

ACC & Next Generation Case Management


As you are aware, ACC have been rolling out the Next Generation Case Management model.

As staff have been transitioning into their new roles within this model, there has been a slight decline in IOA referrals.

We ask that you continue to remain patient during this time, and thank you for your support.

For more information on this model, please click the following link.

New Version of ANZSCO Released

Practitioners working in vocational rehabilitation should be aware that a new version of ANZSCO was released on 30th October 2019, version 1.3. This will be implemented in mid 2020, once the new Work Detail Sheets have been prepared and made available.

If you have identified a work type option readily available in New Zealand, which requires a Work Detail Sheet. Please use the the following link and click on 'Request a new Sheet.'

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