Social Worker

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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Northland
  • Date Advertised: 16-JAN-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/27315
  • Job Title: Social Worker
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Social Worker

Date: 15-Jan-2019

Location: Northland, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development


Social Worker, Care and Protection – Kaitaia (Full Time, Permanent)



  • Make a difference for children, families and communities.
  • Empower children and young people to achieve their full potential.


At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children we’re on a journey to ensure that all tamariki belong; and are part of loving whānau and their communities. Oranga Tamariki is leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma informed and effective for Māori as well as other cultures.


As a Social Worker, you will have an opportunity to change the lives of our young people and their whānau, helping them to achieve to their full potential. Using the latest strengths-based practice tools and assessment frameworks; you will work hard to get quality outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi.


A big part of your day will be:

  • Meeting with children and young people and ensuring their voices are heard.
  • Completing assessments and creating plans.
  • Participating in family group conferences.
  • Partnering with other agencies and the community to find the best outcomes for everyone.


We can offer:

  • A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career.
  • A salary range between $54,746.80 – $91,606.
  • On-going support and career development.
  • Discounts on Southern Cross Health insurance.
  • Access to a government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates.


What we are looking for from you is:

  • A social work qualification that is recognised by the SWRB or full SWRB registration and a current APC.
  • The ability to listen – to hear what the tamariki or young person has to say.
  • Cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Resilience, motivation and to be self-driven.
  • Flexibility to work an after-hours duty roster.
  • Strong computer literacy.
  • A full, clean and valid New Zealand driver’s licence.


Applications close: 30th of January 2019


How to apply:

  • Internal Oranga Tamariki employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate.
  • All external applicants including MSD employees - please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.


For any further discussion about the role, contact Hemoata Tauroa at