Social Worker

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1454005
  • Job Title: Social Worker
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Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki – Lower Hutt 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 – with the right environment and the right people surrounding and nurturing our tamariki and rangatahi, we will be able to support and flourish our tamariki and rangatahi to reach their best potential. 

If this sounds like you, look no further. We are currently seeking for a couple Social Worker practitioners to join our passionate and supportive team at our Lower Hutt 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 where your well-developed communication skills both written and oral will be practiced. You will also be enhancing your soft skills through listening and participating in developing and delivering effective and efficient planning to support our tamariki and rangatahi to ensure their voices are heard 

Utilising the latest strength-based practice tools and assessment framework will be one of your main motivations as this provision the order to make positive changes in the lives of our young people and families in our community. 

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 able to register
  • To demonstrated resilience, critical thinking and problem-solving techniques
  • 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
  • Commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work
  • Unique staff benefits which include discounted rates on Southern Cross Health Insurance
  • To work along a cohesive and supportive team environment
  • On-going professional 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 Dean Webley at dean.webley

Application closes 13 March 2020


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