Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Southland
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1510684
  • Job Title: Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki
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Social Worker – Permanent – Based at our Balclutha or Gore Sites

  • A competitive remuneration range – between $56,100 – $102,000
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the community
  • Ongoing career progression and professional development

Do you want to be part of a team who focuses on establishing a multiagency approach to protect and care for New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi? If you practice the same values as we do and would like to be part of a team who values creativity and innovation, we would like to hear from you!

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children is currently seeking for a passionate Social Worker practitioner to join our team based at either Balclutha or Gore Sites – a team where relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.

In this role, you will be delivering high-level evidence based and quality social work services where you will be working in partnership with tamariki and their families, along with external agencies and communities. You will be providing assessment and establishing programmes to identify the best outcomes for all stakeholders. We aim to adapt and improve the lives of tamariki and their whānau through application of our established practice model. You will be expected to operate in a supportive role in order to help achieve this goal.

In this role you will be expected to demonstrate our values as follows:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have a recognised Social Work qualification recognised by the Social Worker Registration Board
  • hold registration with New Zealand’s Social Worker Registration Board
  • demonstrate resilience, critical thinking and problem-solving techniques
  • uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and demonstrate this in practice
  • have a good understanding of section 7(AA) of The Oranga Tamariki Act
  • have well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • be familiar with trauma informed practice
  • hold a valid and clean New Zealand driver’s licence.

What we are offering:

  • Commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work practice
  • On-going professional development
  • Access to corporate health fund discounts and a banking package with Westpac

If you are looking for a new challenge and would like to be in a fascinating and rewarding role, please click apply!

How to apply?

If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee, please apply through your myHR portal. All external applicants including Ministry of Social Development employees, please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our tracking system.

If you have any other further questions about the role, please contact Jo Benson at

Application closes Wednesday, 17 February 2021.

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