Supervisor Social Worker

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    2 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Northland
  • Date Advertised: 27-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/32184
  • Job Title: Supervisor Social Worker
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Supervisor Social Worker – Youth Justice

Full Time, Permanent & Fixed Term (12 Months), Te Kaipara

Are you a qualified Social Worker with a passion for quality social work practice?


About us:
At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we work with whānau, victims, stakeholders and communities to get the best outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi. It is challenging, and we are passionate about it.


About the role:
In this role you will be entrusted with regular remand home visits, throughout the Te Kaipara region to ensure young people in care are being provided for adequately in relation to the care standards.


You will also manage and work in partnership with a small team of experienced and competent social workers. We work collaboratively in partnership with a range of community NGO, Iwi, Police, Courts, Health and Education as well as other teams within Oranga Tamariki. We see ourselves as part of a coordinated community response. 


You will lead practitioners to positively influence rangatahi to accept responsibility and to change their behaviours. You will be someone who ensures your team hear and captures the voices of rangatahi, and who empower whānau to engage in family group conferences and court proceedings. Part of your role to achieve these outcomes will be by ensuring quality assessments are carried out, quality plans are developed and implemented, and by partnering with your team, other agencies and stakeholders.


We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary range between $80,215.55 – $103,603.90 (commensurate with skills and experience)
  • A rewarding position where you will work in a value-based role which is truly making a difference
  • On-going training and regular supervision
  • Colleagues who are committed to the highest standards of strengths-based social work practice
  • Supportive Manager
  • A cohesive & supportive team environment
  • The opportunity to work with the wider organisation
  • The ability to make long lasting relationships within the community


To do well in the role you will need:
  • A passion for Youth Justice
  • Full Social Worker Registration Board registration and current Annual Practicing Certificate with the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board
  • Understanding of the Oranga Tamariki Act and Youth Justice processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technical skills and knowledge
  • Skilled in networking and community relationship building, particularly with kaupapa Māori services and communities.
  • Able to lead in a culturally appropriate way with tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau, and the victims of offending. 
  • A commitment to bi-cultural practice and a culturally responsive approach (a good understanding of Tikanga Māori advantageous)
  • An interest in improving the community.
  • Team Management/Leadership Skills – the ability to provide leadership to others and to maximize the effectiveness of a team
  • Strong management skills related to practice and human resource responsibilities
  • A full clean valid driver’s licence without conditions as daily travel will be a large component of this role


Apply now as applications close on 12th March 2020 
How to apply:
Apply online by clicking the apply button, please ensure you include 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. 
For any further discussion about the role, contact



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