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Social Workers, Permanent, Upper Hutt, Wellington

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Community Services
Wellington - Upper Hutt
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Social Work Positions - Upper Hutt, Wellington




Oranga Tamariki is in the process of an exciting transformational change that puts Tamariki at the centre of everything we do. We are an innovative and dynamic workplace and are moving to a new way of practicing social work with the recent launch of our practice framework.


Our Upper Hutt site is looking for social workers for new social work positions.


1 – Report writer

We are looking for a social worker who is an experienced report writer. In this role you will be completing reports for the Family Court. Part of your brief in this role will be interviewing children so expertise and skill in this area would be an advantage.


2 – Social Workers

We are looking for social workers who are passionate about the care and protection of tamariki in New Zealand. Ideally you would have had social work experience already and enjoy working with whanau to assist them in creating change. We are a fast paced workplace, where no two days are the same and you need the resilience to manage the changing environment in which we work.


To be successful in these positions, you will need:

·         a qualification in Social Work recognised by the Social Work Registration Board

·         SWRB registration with current APC

·         excellent written and oral communication skills

·         ability to meet MSD pre-employment criteria

·         flexibility to be on the afterhours duty roster

·         strong computer skills

·         full clean driver's licence without conditions.


In return we can offer you:

·         salary range is between $45,047 - $74,825 (Qualified Social Worker)

·         regular training and supervision

·         commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work and quality practice

·         a cohesive & supportive team environment that is focused on continuous learning and best practice


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If you are passionate about the work Oranga Tamariki does and are committed to doing what's right for Tamariki we'd love to hear from you.


Please apply online with your CV and cover letter via the "apply" button. All applications must be made online. Please contact and 04 9133518.                                          

We look forward to hearing from you. 


Applications close: Friday, 26th January 2017 at 5.00pm.



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