Social Workers, Permanent, Upper Hutt

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 01-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/26685
  • Job Title: Social Workers, Permanent, Upper Hutt
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About Us:

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children works to provide safety and advance the wellbeing of children and young people. The voices of children and young people underpin the design and operation of our services. We hear what they have to say and we make sure that above all else, they are safe, strong and in an environment where they can thrive.


About the Team:

The team at Upper Hutt are passionate about protecting and advocating for the most at risk children and young people in our community. You will be part of a team of over 25; joining professional, positive and supportive social workers using the latest strengths based practice tools and assessment frameworks to achieve quality outcomes for mokopuna and whānau.


About the Role:

We are looking for social workers who are passionate about the care and protection of tamariki in New Zealand. Ideally you would have had social work experience already and enjoy working with whānau to assist them in creating change that results in positive outcomes through quality social work practice that holds tamariki and rangatahi at the centre of everything we do.


This is a fast paced workplace, where no two days are the same and you need resilience and grit to manage the changing environment in which we work. You will work on a range of activities, from preparing reports, managing cases, to attending family group conferences. You will be planning, investigating and implementing appropriate courses of action, and using best practice to exercise good decision making processes.



The skills required:

  • Ideally, previous experience in statutory social work
  • an understanding and application of tikanga Māori
  • well-developed interpersonal skills – including negotiating, problem solving and conflict management and resolution skills
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • flexibility to be on the afterhours duty roster.



  • Bachelor’s level qualification in Social Work
  • NZ Social Worker Registration
  • a full, clean, driver’s licence, without conditions.


In return we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • regular training and supervision
  • commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work and quality practice
  • a cohesive & supportive team environment that is focused on continuous learning and best practice.


If you are passionate about the work Oranga Tamariki does and is committed to doing what’s right for Tamariki, we’d love to hear from you.



How to apply:

All applications must be made online. Please apply online with your CV and cover letter via the “apply” button.

For further information, please contact Michael Murphy, Site Manager at or view the position description below.


We look forward to hearing from you. 


Applications close: Thursday 15th November 2018




Please click here to view the Position Description