Family Violence Response Specialist – Oranga Tamariki

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Nelson – Marlborough
  • Date Advertised: 23-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/1428987
  • Job Title: Family Violence Response Specialist – Oranga Tamariki
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Family Violence Response Specialist, Nelson – Oranga Tamariki


  • Are you a qualified social worker who is devoted to preventing violence for children and families?
  • Be part of a supportive team who are united in their commitment to achieving positive outcomes for young people, whānau and the community.



What will you do?

Our Family Violence Response Specialist is responsible for assessing family harm in conjunction with interagency partners, and the New Zealand Police. You will be instrumental in planning and implementing interventions that contribute to the safety and well-being of families.

This role will include (but is not limited to:

  • Reviewing Police, Corrections, and agency referrals to determine the nature of Oranga Tamariki involvement
  • Analysing and prescribing Oranga Tamariki intervention options
  • Participating in daily, interagency Safety Assessment meetings
  • Collaborating on Intensive Case Management planning for families at high risk of harm from family violence, and for cases of high complexity
  • Researching and disseminating information across the organisation regarding family violence and suicide prevention best practices
  • Act as an expert and consultant for sites in relation to family violence and suicide matters
What will you bring?

A social work qualification recognised by the New Zealand SWRB or full registration with SWRB and ability to obtain an APC

  • Understanding of Oranga Tamariki processes and responses
  • Sound knowledge of Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014 and other relevant legislation
  • Experience working with tamariki and whānau as well as proven successful experience in working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, in particular Maori and Pacific cultures
  • Familiarity with family violence pathways
  • Knowledge of the theories of family violence and interventions, and associated concepts/constructs
  • An understanding of Non-Government sector (NGO) and the public sector context within which OT works
  • A full, clean and valid New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Knowledge of care and protection social work is required 



What’s on offer?

A competitive market salary

  • On-going training and regular supervision to support you in achieving your personal and professional goals
  • The opportunity to work in a passionate and rewarding role where you make a direct, positive impact on our community
  • A bi-cultural practice approach with the opportunity to build relationships with community partners and stakeholders

We also offer a generous annual and sick leave package. Employees of Oranga Tamariki are eligible for discounts on Southern Cross insurance.

Who are we?

Our tamariki and rangatahi deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard, and be surrounded by loving whānau. At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we’re on a journey to ensure that it happens. Partnering for Outcomes is focused on building and supporting external providers to achieve great outcomes for children and young people.



How to apply:

Please apply online with your CV, cover letter, copy of your social worker qualification and SWRB details.

If you are a current Oranga Tamariki employee, please apply through your myHR portal. If you are applying from overseas, you will be required to provide a copy of your IELTS certificate.


If you have any questions about the role please contact

We look forward to hearing from you.


Applications close:   Wednesday 6th November, 2019