Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    1 week ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 30-SEP-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1486355
  • Job Title: Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki
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Social Worker, Permanent

Role: Social Worker
Remuneration: $55,000 – $100,00
Location: Lower Hutt, Wellington

Do you want to be part of a team who focuses on establishing a multiagency approach to protect and care for New Zealands’ tamariki and rangatahi? If you do 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 Lower Hutt Site to support and flourish our tamariki and rangatahi.

In this role, you will be part of making a difference to the lives of our young people and their whanau. You will be working through and utilising the latest strength-based practice tools and assessment framework. This role will also see you engaging with, developing, managing and delivering plans to ensure our tamariki voices are heard. Another big part of your day will also include you participating in family group conferences and partnering with other agencies to identify and achieve the best outcomes for all stakeholders

Key attributes to be considered but not limited to, will include the following:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification by the Social Worker Registration Board
  • Registration with New Zealand’s Social Worker Registration Board
  • Demonstrated resilience, critical thinking and problem-solving techniques
  • Upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and demonstrating this in practice
  • Having a good understanding of section 7(AA) of The Oranga Tamariki Act
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • A valid and clean New Zealand driver’s licence

What we are offering

  • A competitive salary in line with Oranga Tamariki’s remuneration range, between $55,000 – $100,000
  • 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 Andrew Louis at

Application closes Wednesday, 21 October 2020.

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