Social Worker

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    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: Bay of Plenty
  • Date Advertised: 23-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/26609
  • Job Title: Social Worker
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Social Worker


Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children.

Job reference: 26609


Social Worker


Full time, Permanent



  • Get involved to help children grow up safe and happy.
  • Make a difference with young people and families.
  • A close, supportive team who share the same values.


At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children we’re on a journey to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities. Our tamariki deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard and we want you to come on this journey with us.

Oranga Tamariki is a leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma informed and effective for Māori as well as other cultures.

Here at our Tauranga site, we have an opportunity for a Social Worker to join our Care and Protection team. As a Social Worker, you will help to change the lives of our young people and their whānau, helping them to achieve to their full potential.


Our Care and Protection social workers at Oranga Tamariki–Ministry for Children work alongside community partners to bring about positive outcomes for our children, young people and their whānau. 

A big part of your day will be working with children and young people and ensuring their voices are heard. You will complete assessments, reports and formal Family Court documents, create plans, complete referrals, participate in Family Group Conferences and partner with other agencies, stakeholders and the community to get the best outcome.


Your ability to overcome barriers and skill to drive positive outcomes will put you in good stead for this challenging and hugely rewarding role. 


We can offer you:


  • A competitive market salary.
  • A cohesive and supportive team environment.
  • The ability to make long lasting relationships within the community.
  • Regular supervision, training and career development opportunities.
  • Personal satisfaction that you are making a positive difference in your everyday work.


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


  • A qualification in social work recognised by the Social Work Registration Board (SWRB).
  • SWRB registration with a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) or working towards gaining registration.
  • Exceptional listening skills (hear what the child or young person has to say).
  • Proven ability to quickly build rapport with tamariki and rangatahi.
  • A high degree of both verbal and written communication skills (you will need to write court reports).
  • A commitment to bi-cultural practice and a culturally responsive approach (a good understanding of Tikanga Māori advantageous).
  • A full, clean, valid driver’s licence.


Apply now as applications close on Tuesday 13th November 2018


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’.

Ministry of Social Development employees – please apply externally.


If you have any queries, please contact

Job reference: 26609




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