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Social Services Accreditation (Approvals) Assessor

Ministry of Social Development
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Information / Records Management
Otago - Dunedin
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Social Services Accreditation (Approvals) Assessor – Permanent – Full time – Dunedin

  • Enthusiastic about quality improvement
  • Confident with evidential inquiry
  • Experienced in social service provision

We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident and experienced assessor to join our Social Services Accreditation CentralSouth team based in Dunedin.

Be part of accrediting a wide range of social service providers with the MSD Social Services Accreditation team. Use experience in quality assurance from across government settings, auditing skills, or knowledge of social service delivery to provide surety to government agencies, that the providers they engage with have the capability to deliver quality social services.

As a social services accreditation assessor you will review social service providers against a set of standards. You will hold a portfolio of providers and work autonomously to achieve agreed targets. You will contribute to the broader goals of the Southern and National Social Services Accreditation teams.

You will be confident and revel in managing varied and sometimes challenging relationships with providers and other key stakeholders. This will draw on your cultural awareness, communication and relationship management skills. You will hold a full current driver's licence and travel frequently.

If you think you have the skillset and experience to enjoy this role – we would like to hear from you.

How to Apply

To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form. Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

External Candidates – (including Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki employees) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at

All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact

Applications close: Tuesday 23rd January 2018

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