Practice Leader – Oranga Tamariki

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    2 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Taranaki
  • Date Advertised: 28-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1509474
  • Job Title: Practice Leader – Oranga Tamariki
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Practice Leader – Oranga Tamariki – New Plymouth – Permanent

  • Full induction and regular training
  • Career development and coaching
  • Work with a dedicated, passionate, and supportive team
  • Excellent benefits

Are you a strong practitioner who is passionate in protecting, supporting, and caring for New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi? If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!

We are currently seeking a Practice Leader to join our New Plymouth site working alongside a cohesive and supportive, dedicated team of practitioners.

This role will see you investing in evidence-based interventions to make a difference to our tamariki and rangatahi. You will have the opportunity to establish and develop new site initiatives to support our frontline Social Workers.

You will bring your well-developed leadership and organisational skills to this role, as well as sound knowledge of frontline social work. You will play a part in influencing our Social Workers and Supervisor and support them through the provision of training, action plans and new practice tools to strengthen practices.

You will have the opportunity to work with the other Practice Leaders to enhance the level of practice across the Taranaki region and Oranga Tamariki to create better outcomes for our tamariki and rangatahi.

The key attributes you must have are:

  • Expert level knowledge in managing complex practice and casework
  • Proven experience in child protection
  • Ability to work collaboratively with peers and external stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation particularly, The Oranga Tamariki Act and cultural practice frameworks that support Maori-centred practice
  • Full and clean driver’s licence
  • Full registration with the New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board and a current annual practising certificate

In return we can offer:

  • Salary range of $81,654.83 – $110,472.08 per annum
  • Induction and regular training
  • Career development and coaching
  • Regular supervision and support

If you are looking for a new challenge and would like to be in a fascinating and rewarding career, please click apply.

How to apply

Please include a copy of your updated CV and covering letter, a copy of your social work qualification and registration details. If you are an internal employee of Oranga Tamariki, please apply through your myHR portal.

If you have any other further questions regarding this role, please contact Jo Benson at

Application closes Thursday, 11 February 2021.

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