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Care Giver Social Worker, Oamaru

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Community Services
Otago - Oamaru
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Care Giver Social Worker -Oamaru


  •         Promote the protection and wellbeing of children and young people
  •        Specialised role, focusing on Family Homes and children in care


Are you a qualified Social Worker who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people?


At Oranga Tamariki, we work with families and communities to help protect, support and care for children and young people. The role of Social Worker is varied and rewarding, and you'll be part of a supportive team who are instrumental in helping children, young people and their families to be safe, strong and thrive.


Our family homes are places of safety. Children and young people can get on with life while we work with families to find a permanent loving home. Your role will be to support carers in providing nurturing, safe and stable homes for children and young people.


This is a permanent position based at our Omaru site.


You'll focus on building and maintaining our caregiver pool to provide the very best of care to children and young people. This role requires excellent assessment skills, and the ability to train carers. Supporting caregivers and collaborating with the child's social worker will be a focus of the role. You'll also be working with other social services, agencies and providers to ensure the needs of the child or young person and their family are fully met.


Our team works from a strengths based perspective and we are fully committed to achieving positive change for the children, young people and their families in this community. We receive regular training and supervision, support each other and have a sense of humour.


We can offer you:


•             A salary between $45,948 - $70,883 (Qualified Social Worker)

•             A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career

•             On-going training and regular supervision

•             Colleagues who are committed to the highest standards of strengths-based social work


What else do you need to know before applying?


•             You need a qualification in Social Work recognised by the Social Work registration board

•             SWRB registration with current APC or working towards gaining registration

•             A full clean drivers licence


If you think you have what it takes, and are dedicated to achieving positive change for children, young people and their families in the community, then we want to hear from you.


How to apply:


Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.

External Candidates - Only applications received directly through our Oranga Tamariki careers page at will be accepted.


If you have any questions about the role please contact Mary Lambert on


We look forward to hearing from you.


Applications close: Friday 4th May 2018





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