Social Worker, Engaging Challenging Youth – Napier – Oranga Tamariki

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Hawkes Bay
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/1431852
  • Job Title: Social Worker, Engaging Challenging Youth – Napier – Oranga Tamariki
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Social Worker, Engaging Challenging Youth, Napier – Oranga Tamariki


Are you an experienced Social Worker who is passionate about making a positive impact to the lives of teenagers with challenging and high risk behaviours?  


About this role

As an ECY Social Worker, you will have a limited caseload in order to provide intensive support to rangatahi who have resisted engagement with professionals in the past.  You will practice relationship-based social work to strengthen the protective factors surrounding young people and ensure their voice is heard.  Part of your day to day work would include completing assessments, creating plans, making referrals, participating in family group conferences and working closely alongside young people, your team members and other professionals.


About you

The successful applicant will:

  • Have the ability to think critically and foster a stance of enquiry
  • Work effectively as part of a strong, collaborative team, and work closely with community agencies
  • Be open to trying, and learning from, new ways of working
  • Be resilient and able to manage crises constructively


All applicants will need to have:

  • A social work qualification that is recognised by New Zealand’s Social Work Registration Board (SWRB)
  • Full registration with the SWRB or the ability to register
  • Cultural awareness and understanding
  • Flexibility to work an after-hours duty roster
  • A full, clean and valid New Zealand driver’s licence

Is this you?  Then get in touch today.


What we offer
  • A competitive salary between $54,745 - $91,606 (depending on skills & experience) 
  • The potential to change lives in a challenging yet rewarding environment.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Regular supervision, training and career development opportunities.
  • Discounts on Southern Cross Health Insurance.
  • Access to a Government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates.


Applications close: Friday 15th November, 2019


How to apply:

Please apply online via the link and ensure your Cover letter and CV is attached. 

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

If you have any questions about this role, please email