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Social Work Resource Assistant

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Social, welfare & community
Waikato - Taupo
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Social Work Resource Assistant

Date: 13-Jan-2019

Location: Waikato, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development


Social Worker Resource Assistant - Taupo (Permanent, Full Time)



At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we work with some of the most at risk children and young people in the country, and we're passionate about it. We're looking for an Administrator to join us to provide support service to our Social Work team at our Taupo site. This is a busy and varied role working under the supervision and guidance of a Supervisor.


You will be responsible for a range of social work administration duties including:

  • Gathering appropriate information to clients and colleagues.
  • Providing case management assistance to the social work team.
  • Assisting in managing client financial plans.
  • Maintaining reports and keeping updated records on our information systems database. 
  • Support the Site Manager with administration duties as required.


To succeed in this unique opportunity, you will have:

  • Office administration and customer service experience.
  • A high level of competence in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong relationship building skills and experience dealing with members of the public.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good attention to detail and the ability to problem solve within tight deadlines.
  • Effective organisation, planning and time management skills.
  • The ability to work well as part of a team and use your initiative.
  • A clean, current, full driver's licence.


In return we offer:

  • A salary range between $42,862 - $49,153.
  • A challenging and rewarding career.
  • On-going training and regular support.


How to apply: 

  • Internal Oranga Tamariki employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate.
  • All external applicants including MSD employees - please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.


If you have any questions about the role, please contact Leanne Morehu on




Applications close:  20th of January 2019

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