Social Worker

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Nelson – Marlborough
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1454045
  • Job Title: Social Worker
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Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki – Nelson Site

At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, our goal is to establish a multiagency approach to protecting and caring for New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi.

Our belief is that, with the right environment and the right people surrounding and nurturing our tamariki and rangatahi, we can support and empower our clients to reach their best potential. 

If you practice the same values as we do, we would like to hear from you! We are currently seeking for 2 Social Workers (permanent and fixed term opportunity) to join our passionate and supportive team based at our Nelson Site.

A big part of your role focuses on establishing a positive partnership with other agencies and the community to identify the best outcomes for all stakeholders. You will display effective communication skills both written and oral through listening and participating in plans to support our tamariki and rangatahi to ensure their voices are heard.

You will also utilise the latest strength-based practice tools and assessment framework in order to make positive changes to the lives of our young people and their whānau. 

Key attributes to be considered but not limited to will include:

  • A recognised Social Worker qualification by the Social Worker Registration Board
  • Full registration with New Zealand’s Social Worker Registration Board or ability to register
  • Resilience, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • A valid and clean New Zealand’s drivers’ licence

What we are offering:

  • A salary range between $55,000 – $100,000
  • A commitment to the highest standards of strength-based Social Work
  • An opportunity to work alongside a cohesive and supportive team environment
  • On-going professional and personal development

How to apply?
All external applicants including Ministry of Social Development employees, please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our tracking system.
If you are applying from overseas, you will be required to provide a copy of your IELTS certificate.
If you have any other further questions about the role, please contact Sonia Fairie at

Application closes 13 March 2020


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