Social Worker Caregiver – Oranga Tamariki

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 12-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1495752
  • Job Title: Social Worker Caregiver – Oranga Tamariki
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Grey Lynn, Auckland

The Caregiver Enquiry Team provides a national service to New Zealanders interested in caring for tamariki. We provide a timely and responsive service that puts caregivers at the centre of everything you do. We are primarily an office-based team located in Grey Lynn. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of the role and the service we provide.

About the role – Mō te tūnga

A key focus will be providing social work analysis to support the caregiver application process.

In this role you will:

  • assess suitability of caregiver applications to progress to a full caregiver assessment
  • demonstrate the ability to manage risk and make informed decisions
  • liaise with Oranga Tamariki teams and sites
  • respond to enquiries from people interested in being a caregiver
  • ensure our caregivers understand their part in a child’s journey through care, and ensure they are well informed about the caregiver’s role and responsibilities
  • support whānau and non-whānau caregivers through the application process.

About you – Mōu

We are looking for candidates that demonstrate the following:

  • A tertiary Social Work qualification
  • A full, clean, valid driver’s licence
  • Registration with the Social Work Registration Board or able to register
  • Strong knowledge and experience of what Oranga Tamariki purpose, values and how we work
  • Resilience, initiative and a proactive approach
  • An ability to be innovative around service delivery and
  • Sound judgement, time management and organisational skills
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Confidence to back yourself, multitask and have a positive outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong admin and customer service focus
  • Tech savvy with experience working with a range of computer-based programs
  • A genuine interest in caregiving and care of tamariki and rangatahi

In return, we offer the following:

  • A competitive market salary
  • A challenging, fascinating and gratifying career
  • On-going training and professional development
  • A cohesive and supportive team environment
  • Commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work
  • Discounts on Southern Cross Health insurance
  • Access to a government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates

How to apply – Me pēhea te tuku tono

Apply online with your CV, cover letter, copy of your social worker qualification and SWRB details. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal.

If you have any questions about role, please contact Roxana Anderson at

Applications close on Tuesday, 24 November 2020.

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