Social Worker

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Waikato
  • Date Advertised: 25-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/1363918
  • Job Title: Social Worker
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Social Worker, Taupo, Full time, Permanent



  • Are you a qualified Social Worker seeking a new challenge?
  • Get involved with children early on to help them grow up safe and happy.
  • Work in a close, supportive team who share the same values.


If you genuinely want to make a real, positive impact on children’s lives, you’ll be glad to know that at Oranga Tamariki, children always come first.


Putting tamariki and rangatahi first guides everything we do here. We believe by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children and young people the best chance of growing into happy, thriving New Zealander’s. If that is also your approach to social work, then this role could be a great fit for you.


Come and join our strong, solid team of social workers, who all work closely together and share our Oranga Tamariki values. An understanding of, and interest in, Tikanga Māori would be an advantage, however you’ll be shown everything you need to know.


We can offer you:

  • A challenging, fascinating and gratifying career.
  • On-going training and regular supervision.
  • 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.


To be successful in this rewarding position, you will need to have:

  • A qualification in social work recognised by the SWRB.
  • SWRB registration with a current APC or working towards gaining registration.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to write court reports.
  • Demonstrated resilience, problem solving techniques and flexibility.
  • Great time management and organisational skills.
  • Strong PC and Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • A full, clean, valid driver’s licence.


Apply now as applications close: 15th of November 


How to apply:

Please click the apply now link to submit your online application, including your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would make a great Social Worker.


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


If you have any queries, please contact Leanne Morehu,






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