Social Worker, Care & Protection – Oranga Tamariki

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    4 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Hawkes Bay
  • Date Advertised: 23-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/1429072
  • Job Title: Social Worker, Care & Protection – Oranga Tamariki
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Social Worker, Care & Protection – Hastings


Get involved and make a difference in helping children grow up safe and happy whilst working in a close, supportive team who share the same values!


If you genuinely want to make a real, positive impact on children’s lives, you’ll be glad to know that at Oranga Tamariki, children always come first.  Putting children first guides everything we do at Oranga Tamariki. We believe by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into a happy, thriving New Zealander.  Oranga Tamariki is a leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma informed and effective for Māori as well as other cultures.


Here at our Hastings site,  we have a number of permanent opportunities for Social Workers to join our Care and Protection team that work alongside community partners to bring about positive outcomes for our children, young people and their whānau.  A big part of your day will be working with children and young people ensuring their voices are heard.



What you will do? 

You will:

  • complete assessments, reports, referrals and formal Family Court documents
  • create plans
  • participate in Family Group Conferences
  • partner with other agencies, stakeholders and the community to get the best possible outcome.


Your ability to overcome barriers and skill to drive positive outcomes will put you in good stead for this challenging yet hugely rewarding role.



To be successful in this rewarding position, you will need:

  • exceptional listening skills (hear what the child or young person has to say)
  • proven ability to quickly build rapport with tamariki and rangatahi
  • a high degree of both verbal and written communication skills (you will need to write court reports)
  • a commitment to bi-cultural practice and a culturally responsive approach (a good understanding of Tikanga Māori advantageous.



As a Social Worker, you must have:

  • A qualification in social work recognised by the Social Work Registration Board (SWRB)
  • SWRB registration with a current APC or working towards gaining registration.
  • a full, clean, valid driver’s licence.



In return we can offer you:

  • A salary between $54,746.80 – $91,606.00
  • a challenging, fascinating and rewarding career
  • the ability to make long lasting relationships within the community
  • on-going training and regular supervision
  • commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work
  • personal satisfaction that you are making a positive difference in your everyday work
  • discounts on Southern Cross Health insurance
  • access to a government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates.



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?

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. 

If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal.


If you have any questions about the role please contact the Recruitment team at 


Applications close: Thursday 7th November, 2019


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