Supervisor, Social Worker

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 12-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/1432622
  • Job Title: Supervisor, Social Worker
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  • Summary:
Supervisor, Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Kapiti


Are you a highly organised and experienced people leader who loves working in a fast-paced environment, a quick thinker who is able to make timely decisions and do you have experience in child protection?

If this describes you and you’re looking for an opportunity to manage the intake and assessment part of Oranga Tamariki work, then we have a position for you.

About the role

A new supervisor role will be based in our Kapiti office to lead out the new Intake and Assessment model for the Porirua/Kapiti site. You will be managing the initial assessments for both offices as well as the core assessments for Kapiti office.

This will be a new team so you will need experience in developing and leading high performing teams, a passion for working in partnership with Iwi and the community as well as a desire and commitment to developing a positive team and office culture. 

About you

In order to be successful in this role, you will need:


  • A full registration and current APC with the SWRB.
  • Excellent social work practice knowledge with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A full, clean driver’s license.
  • Experience in developing and leading a new team 
What we offer
  • A salary of $78,642.00 to $101,572.45 (commensurate to skills and experience)
  • On-going support and career development.
  • A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career.
  • Discounts on Southern Cross Health insurance.
  • Access to a government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates.
How to apply?

Please apply online by clicking the link “Apply now”. 

Oranga Tamariki employees, please apply through your myHR portal at work.  All other candidates (including MSD) please apply online with your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would make a great Supervisor Social Worker.


If you have any queries, please contact Caroline Wilkinson at


Applications close: Wednesday 27th November, 2019

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