Social Worker

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    5 days ago
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    Govt Jobs

  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 08-JAN-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/1374339
  • Job Title: Social Worker
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Social Worker

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children

Job reference: 27182



Social Worker

Otahuhu, Auckland

1 x Permanent, 1 x Fixed Term


  • Get involved in helping children grow up safe and happy.
  • Make a difference to young people and families.
  • Work in a close, supportive team who share the same values.


If you genuinely want to make a real, positive impact on children’s lives, you’ll be glad to know that at Oranga Tamariki, children always come first.


Putting children first guides everything we do at Oranga Tamariki. We believe by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into a happy, thriving New Zealander.


Oranga Tamariki is a leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma informed and effective for Māori as well as other cultures.


Here at our Otahuhu site, we have a great opportunity for two Social Workers to join us! As a Social Worker, you will help to change the lives of our young people and their whānau, helping them achieve their full potential.


A big part of your day will be working with children and young people ensuring their voices are heard. You will complete assessments, reports and formal Family Court documents, create plans, complete referrals, participate in Family Group Conferences and partner with other agencies, stakeholders and the community to get the best possible outcome.


Your ability to overcome barriers and skill to drive positive outcomes will put you in good stead for this challenging yet hugely rewarding role. 


We can offer you:


  • A salary between $54,746.80 – $91,606.00
  • A cohesive and supportive team environment.
  • The ability to make long lasting relationships within the community.
  • Regular supervision, training and career development opportunities.
  • Personal satisfaction that you are making a positive difference in your everyday work.


To be successful in this rewarding position, you will need:


  • A qualification in social work recognised by the Social Work Registration Board (SWRB).
  • SWRB registration with a current APC or working towards gaining registration.
  • Exceptional listening skills (hear what the child or young person has to say).
  • Proven ability to quickly build rapport with tamariki and rangatahi.
  • A high degree of both verbal and written communication skills (you will need to write court reports).
  • A commitment to bi-cultural practice and a culturally responsive approach (a good understanding of Tikanga Māori advantageous).
  • A full, clean, valid driver’s licence.


Apply now as applications close on Friday 18th January 2019.


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 Worker.


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

Ministry of Social Development employees – please apply externally.


If you have any queries, please contact Rachelle Thurgood –   

Job reference: 27182




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