Social Worker, Care and Protection, Full Time, Permanent, Tararua / Central Hawkes Bay
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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