What you will do
The purpose of the NZDF Social Worker role is to deliver individual and family centred military social work services that promote holistic wellness of NZDF members and their families. NZDF Social Workers work as members of NZDF integrated multi-disciplinary teams to support command with a workforce that is well and ready to respond. In this role, you will deliver a range of intervention strategies and case work to meet these desired outcomes.
What we need
Along with being an NZ registered social worker, you will have experience in case management including:
You will have strong brief therapeutic and group facilitation skills and/or education/training skills including evaluation and continuous improvement.
You’re an excellent communicator with very strong interpersonal skills, more than happy to build and maintain strong networks across NZDF, offer guidance and support to Command and build community development.
In terms of qualifications, you’ll need:
Who we are
Naval Support Services (NSS) provide support to both shore and deployed personnel. The NSS is divided into three sections: Base Services, Corporate Services and Command Secretariat. NSS provides all administrative, maintenance, coordination, human resources and public relations support for the Devonport Naval Base, Auckland.
The Naval Community Organisation (NCO) purpose, in the wider Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) organisation, is to provide and be responsible for comprehensive well being services, support, advice and information to the naval community and in doing so contribute to the navy’s effectiveness in reaching its strategic human resources goals i.e. bringing the Naval Community together.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page.
For further information, contact Karen Forrester on 0272 208 284.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.
Applications close on Tuesday 9 February 2021.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Low level Security Clearance
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.