24 Sep 2012

Auckland marae plans whanau worker recruitment

3:30 pm on 24 September 2012

A Maori welfare provider is preparing to recruit whanau workers to deliver social services to more than 100 at-risk families.

Papakura Marae in South Auckland has won back a Family Start contract under a wider Auckland Whanau Ora collective.

Five months ago the Ministry of Social Development axed its agreement because its home-based visiting service needed improving.

Marae's chief executive Tony Kake says it's a significant contract that requires significant recruitment planning.

He says there are plans to advertise for managers, whanau workers, and supervisors with clinical expertise to run the programme.

Mr Kake says Papakura Marae will deliver Family Start to 112 families.