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Social Services Accreditation Assessor - Napier

Ministry of Social Development
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Hawkes Bay - Napier
Hawkes Bay
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Job Description

Social Services Accreditation Assessor – Napier

Fixed Term/Secondment – 6 months

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

About our Team

The Social Services Accreditation (SSA) team provides assurance about the capability and capacity of social service providers to supply services to the Ministry of Social Development.  There are four regional teams and a National Office team based in Wellington.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident and experienced assessor to join our team based in Napier.

About the Role

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 your personal targets.  You will also contribute to the broader goals of the Central and National SSA teams. 

Be part of accrediting a wide range of social service providers with the SSA 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. 

Skills & Experience

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 and 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 key accountabilities listed in the position description.

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

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 Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children employees) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at

Applications close: Sunday, 29 April 2018

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