Social Worker – Otara, South Auckland

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 06-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1487492
  • Job Title: Social Worker – Otara, South Auckland
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Social Worker, Care and Protection x2 – Otara, South Auckland

Do you want to make a genuine, positive impact on the lives of tamariki, rangatahi and whānau? Join a caring, supportive team who use the latest strengths-based tools and assessment frameworks at our site in this full time Social Worker role.

What you will bring?

  • A full, clean, valid driver’s licence
  • Full registration with New Zealand’s Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) or able to register
  • A social worker qualification recognised by the SWRB
  • The ability to analyse and prepare social work and financial plans
  • Sound judgement skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • The ability to manage risk and make tough decisions
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
  • Good written skills as you will need to write court reports and case notes
  • A positive outlook and supporting nature

What you will do?

  • Hear tamariki and rangatahi voices and support them or their whānau to make positive changes
  • Work alongside various cultural groups and people from different backgrounds
  • Complete initial safety checks and assessments on the child, young person and family
  • Be involved in planning what social work to maintain tamariki and rangatahi within their whānau is required to be delivered
  • Work alongside partners in our community, non-government organisations and state sector agencies
  • Transition children and young people back to their families or into their forever home
  • Be an advocate on behalf of tamariki to ensure they have the support and resources needed to reach their full potential

What’s on offer?

  • A salary range between $55,000 – $100,000
  • Flexible work opportunities and full compensation for any overtime hours worked
  • A great, respectful team environment who celebrate each other’s successes
  • Reimbursement for your annual practising fee
  • Access to a generous Southern Cross health plan and banking package with Westpac
  • Rewarding and challenging work that truly makes a difference to the community
  • Opportunities to work alongside various cultural groups, build your network and strengthen community relationships

Who are we?

Our tamariki and rangatahi deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard and be surrounded by loving whānau. At Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, we’re on a journey to ensure that it happens. We are a leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma informed and effective for all cultures.

About the team

We are a diverse team who is committed to providing the right response to the right children at the right time. We put Tamariki First at the centre of our practice. We Respect the Mana of people and recognise that Oranga is a journey. As a team we support one another in all aspect of our work. We are looking for smart, kind people with an ability to learn quickly and be part of a team that cares.

How to apply?

Apply online with your CV, cover letter, copy of your social worker qualification and SWRB details. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Sravani Peddibhotla on

Hurry as applications close the 20 October 2020

Please do not apply for this vacancy if you are not registered with the Social Work Registration Board (SWRB). Instead please follow the below links to be considered accordingly:

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