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Social Worker - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Community Services
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Social Worker, Care & Protection - Palmerston North


In order to make positive changes in the lives of children and families in our community, we need people like you who have knowledge, experience and are passionate about the wellbeing of children.


We are currently looking for a permanent full-time qualified Social Worker to join our passionate team at our Palmerston North site. In this fast paced role, you will work with other social services, agencies and providers to ensure the needs of the child or young person and their family are fully met.


At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we are passionate about caring for children and supporting families. Our goal is to establish a multiagency approach to protecting and caring for New Zealand's most risk children and young people.

We can offer you:
  •    A challenging, fascinating and gratifying career
  •    On-going training and regular supervision
  •    A cohesive & supportive team environment
  •    Commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work
  •    Discounts on Southern Cross Health insurance
  •    Access to a government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates
  •    Salary range is between $54,746 and $91,606 (Qualified Social Worker)


About you:
To be successful in this role, you will need:
  •   A qualification in social work recognised by the social work registration board
  •   SWRB registration with current APC (or working towards gaining registration)
  •   Excellent written & oral communication skills
  •   Demonstrated resilience, problem solving techniques & flexibility
  •   Excellent time management & organisational skills
  •   Strong PC & Microsoft Office Suite skills with excellent report writing and written communication skills
  •   Full current driver's 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

Apply online with your CV, cover letter, copy of your social worker qualification and SWRB details.  If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If you are applying from overseas, you will be required to provide a copy of your IELTS certificate.


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Applications close: Monday 18th November, 2019

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