Social Worker – Tokoroa – 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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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Waikato
  • Date Advertised: 14-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/32090
  • Job Title: Social Worker – Tokoroa – Oranga Tamariki
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Social Worker – Tokoroa – Oranga Tamariki


Are you ready for your next opportunity?
•    Make a genuine, positive impact on the lives of tamariki, rangatahi and whānau
•    Use the latest strengths-based tools and assessment frameworks
•    Join a close, supportive and fun team who are passionate about their work


What’s in it for you?
•    A salary range between $55,000 – $100,000
•    Flexible work opportunities 
•    A close-knit team who love to share kai and plan fun group activities 
•    Support to achieve your goals through tailored training and career development opportunities 
•    Annual practicing fee paid for
•    Rewarding and challenging work that truly makes a difference
•    Opportunities to work alongside various cultural groups, build your network  and strengthen community relationships 


The role includes:
•    Meeting with children and young people and ensuring their voices are heard
•    Assessing the safety and well-being of tamariki, rangatahi and whānau
•    Planning social work activities to help safeguard children and young people
•    Supporting whānau to grow their capacity to care for their tamariki and rangatahi 
•    Working closely with stakeholders in the community, schools, non-government organisations and state sector agencies
•    Transitioning tamariki and rangatahi back to their whānau or into their forever home
•    Advocating on behalf of children to ensure they have the support and resources needed to reach their full potential 


Who is Oranga Tamariki?

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.


Our team:
Our Tokoroa team is caring and supportive of each other. We love sharing home-cooked meals during monthly shared lunches, where we relax and have a bit of a laugh together. We watch out for each other’s well-being by reminding each other to take breaks and participating in healthy activities together. We are even thinking about entering the Tough Guy and Tough Girl challenges next year. You will be joining a team that doesn’t just talk about doing fun stuff—we DO it!

We want new members of our team to feel comfortable contributing ideas to keep our team healthy, and happy! Some of our favourite aspects of working in Tokoroa are the affordable housing costs, super low traffic, free parking and plenty of lush, green forest to soothe your soul.


What you will bring?
•    A tertiary social work qualification
•    A full, clean, valid driver’s licence
•    The ability to analyse and prepare social work and safety plans
•    Good verbal and written skills as you will need to write court reports and case notes
•    The ability to manage risk and make tough decisions with sound judgment skills
•    A positive outlook and empathetic, supporting nature
•    Experience with social services or agencies is a big plus


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. This will ensure your application is received internally.

If you have any queries, please contact Sravani Peddibhotla at

Hurry as applications close the 13th March 2020


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