Social Work Resource Assistant

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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
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  • Location: Northland
  • Date Advertised: 09-JAN-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/27132
  • Job Title: Social Work Resource Assistant
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Social Work Resource Assistant

Date: 08-Jan-2019

Location: Northland, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development


Social Worker Resource Assistant, Te Kaipara (Dargaville), Permanent, Part Time



At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we work with some of the most at risk children and young people in the country, and we’re passionate about it. Our vision is that New Zealand values the wellbeing of tamariki above all else.


We’re looking for an experienced Administrator to join us to provide support service to our social work team at our Te Kaipara site based in Dargaville. Based in the Northland region Dargaville is the gateway to many gorgeous spots where after work you can dip your feet in the Kai Iwi Lakes, drive around the beautiful Kauri Coast and check out the largest Kauri tree in the world at Waipoua Forest.


Working under the supervision and guidance of a Supervisor, as a Social Worker Resource Assistant you will be responsible for a range of social work administration duties including:

  • Gathering appropriate information for clients and colleagues.
  • Providing case management assistance to the social work team.
  • Assisting in managing client financial plans.
  • Maintaining reports and keeping updated records on our information systems database. 
  • Support the Site Manager with administration duties as required.


To succeed in this unique opportunity, you will have:

  • Office administration and customer service experience.
  • A high level of competence in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong relationship building skills and experience dealing with members of the public.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective organisation, planning and time management skills.
  • The ability to work well as part of a team and use your initiative.
  • A clean, current, full driver’s licence.


On top of this, you’ll have good attention to detail and you’ll draw on your problem solving ability to find creative solutions to challenges while working towards tight deadlines. You’ll like dealing with people, provide excellent customer service to our sites and staff and positively manage internal and external business relationships with ease.


In return we offer:

  • A salary range between $42,862 – $49,153 pro ratated.
  • A challenging and rewarding career.
  • Colleagues who are committed to the highest standards of work.


How to apply: 

Please click the apply now link to submit your online application, including your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would make a great Social Work Resource Assistant.


Current Oranga Tamariki employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure your myHR employee profile is recognised as ‘internal’.

MSD employees - please apply externally.


If you have any questions about the role, please contact Lorinda Harding on




Applications close:  23rd of January 2019