Social Worker – Timaru
If you genuinely want to make a real positive impact on children’s lives, you’ll be glad to know that at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, they always come first.
Putting children first guides everything we do at Oranga Tamariki. Along with that, we value fairness and sincerity. We treat whānau with respect and we think long-term. We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders. We work alongside our community partners to bring about positive outcomes for our children, young people and their whānau.
We are looking for passionate social workers where you will utilise the latest strengths-based practice tools and assessment frameworks to get quality outcomes for tamariki, rangatahi, whānau and the community to join our team in Timaru.
A big part of your day will be meeting with children and young people and ensuring their voices are heard. You will be completing assessments, creating plans, participating in family group conferences and partnering with other agencies and the community to get the best outcomes. Of key importance in this role will be your tenacity to overcome everyday barriers and ability to drive positive outcomes which will put you in good stead for this challenging yet hugely rewarding role.
Getting the best for our at most risk children and young people is not an easy job, but when you see the positive difference you can make – it is worth it.
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If you genuinely care about providing children with the aroha and support they need early on in life and seeing the difference your work makes to our tamariki and rangatahi, apply now!
If you have any questions about the role please contact Mary Lambert on firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
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 Ministry of Social Development employees – please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.
Applications close: Monday 12 November 2018 #LI-ORG
Position Description – Social Worker: