Social Worker Care & Protection, Permanent, Tararua / Central Hawkes Bay

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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Manawatu – Wanganui
  • Date Advertised: 02-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/26734
  • Job Title: Social Worker Care & Protection, Permanent, Tararua / Central Hawkes Bay
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Social Worker, Care and Protection, Full Time, Permanent, Tararua / Central Hawkes Bay



  • Make a difference for children, families and communities.
  • Empower children and young people to achieve their full potential.


About us:

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children is dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future.


Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.


About the team:

You will be joining our Care and Protection Tararua / Central Hawkes Bay Team, and whilst being based at our Dannevirke site, you will have the opportunity to work across both areas as needed. We are a team with a big heart and a passion for getting things done right by its children, young people and community.


The Tararua district is a great place to raise a family – safe caring communities, first class facilities and a feast of outdoor activities. No school zoning means you can choose the school best for your child whether small and rural or large and urban. Taraura has many neat little towns, with lots of outdoor recreation and Wairarapa wineries right on the doorstep. Palmerston North, beautiful East Coast sandy beaches and outdoor adventure opportunities in the Ruahine Ranges are all within a reasonably short distance.


About the role:

As a Social Worker, you can help ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised. You will work hard to get quality outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi; we expect the very best for our tamariki māori and you will work closely with whānau, hapū and iwi to make it happen. You will be using the latest strengths-based practice tools and assessment frameworks to take a child-centred view and consider a lifetime view of wellbeing for our tamariki.


A big part of your day will be:

  • meeting with children and young people and ensuring their voices are heard
  • completing assessments and creating plans
  • participating in family group conferences
  • partnering with other agencies and the community to find the best outcomes.


We can offer:

  • a competitive market salary
  • a challenging, fascinating and rewarding career
  • on-going support and career development
  • discounts on Southern Cross Health Insurance
  • access to a government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates.


What we are looking for from you is:

  • a social work qualification that is recognised by the SWRB
  • have full SWRB registration, and ideally current APC
  • the ability to hear what the tamariki and rangatahi has to say
  • cultural awareness and understanding
  • excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • resilience, motivation and be self-driven
  • flexibility to work an after-hours duty roster
  • strong computer literacy
  • a full, clean and valid New Zealand driver’s licence.


Applications close:  Sunday 18th November 2018





How to apply:




Please apply using the “apply now” button. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description. 


Current Oranga Tamariki employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure your myHR employee profile is recognised as ‘internal’.


For any further discussion about the role contact Rewi Joyce on    




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