Social Worker

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 26-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF2101036
  • Job Title: Social Worker
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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: 

  • Multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary service delivery;
  • Providing advice and counsel;
  • Delivering crisis intervention and providing advice to senior personnel/managers; as well as
  • An understanding and administration of Government legislation, public policy and associated regulatory social work issues; and
  • A strong foundation of working with Maori and Pacific peoples, their families/whanau and communities. 

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: 

  • A Tertiary (preferably Post Graduate) Social Work Qualification;
  • To be registered with the New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board and hold a current social work competency certificate;
  • A full current New Zealand Driver’s License; and
  • A valid Workplace First Aid Certificate. 

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. 

Why Us  

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:

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Full time ongoing work;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence;
  • Professional development opportunities. 

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

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level. 

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.