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Social Worker

Employer:
NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Social, welfare & community
City/Town:
Auckland - North Shore
Region:
Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
09-Jul-2019
Closing Date:
23-Jul-2019
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Job Description

What you will do
 
In this role you will be responsible for the provision of social and community development services to NZDF personnel and their families to ensure that Service personnel are able to perform their duties in a manner that meets the objectives of the NZDF. The role will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of Wellness Providers. The Wellness Programme will focus on early intervention and resilience while contributing to enhancing wellness support across the base.
 
What we need
 
You will need to be an NZ registered social worker with an extensive record of working in a therapeutic setting using CBT, MI and strength based approaches. You have very strong counselling and group facilitation skills and you can demonstrate a commitment to multi-cultural social work practice. A background in mental health would be an advantage.

There is a strong focus on providing a safe environment for client contact with an emphasis of maintaining confidentiality and boundaries within this role. This focus is very important to you.

You are an excellent communicator with very strong interpersonal skills, more than happy to build and maintain strong networks across NZDF, offer guidance and support to Command and build community development.

Who we are
 
The delivery of social work services will be jointly supported by RNZAF Base Auckland and NZDF Wellbeing to achieve the outcomes of supporting and enhancing the wellbeing of NZDF personnel and their families in a strategic, holistic and integrated manner. The Family and Community Services portfolio develops strategy and policy to guide the provision of programmes and initiatives that support wellbeing in collaboration with NZDF support service providers.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 
 
Why Us
 
This role is responsible for the provision of social and community development services to NZDF personnel and their families to ensure that Service personnel are able to perform their duties in a manner that meets the objectives of the NZDF.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
 
How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Tuesday 23 July 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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