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Social Worker - Whakatane

Employer:
Child, Youth and Family (Ministry of Social Development)
Job Category:
City/Town:
Region:
Bay of Plenty
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
29-Nov-2016
Closing Date:
06-Dec-2016
File Attachment:
Social Worker.doc (Word, 106KB)


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Job Description

We have an opportunity available for a social worker to join our Whakatane office - a site with a big heart and a passion for getting things right for its children, young people and community. You can be part of a positive and supportive team and help children and young people be safe, strong and thrive.

 

A big part of your day will be meeting with children and young people and ensuring their voices are heard, completing assessments, creating plans, participating in family group conferences and partnering with other agencies and the community to get the best outcomes.

Using the latest strengths based practice tools and assessment frameworks; you will work hard to get quality outcomes for tamariki, rangitahi, whanau and the community. Your tenacity to overcome everyday barriers and ability to drive positive outcomes will put you in good stead for this challenging yet hugely rewarding role.

 

In return we can offer you:

  • a salary between $45,047 - $75,947 (commensurate with skills and experience)
  • a challenging, fascinating and rewarding career
  • on-going training and regular supervision
  • commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work.

 

Preference is given to those who have:

  • ability to quickly build rapport with tamariki and rangitahi
  • great written and verbal communication skills (you will need to write court reports)
  • resilient, motivated and driven character
  • flexibility to work after hours duty roster
  • good computer navigation and typing skills
  • full clean valid driver's licence without conditions.

You must have a Social Work Qualification recognised by the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) or full registration with SWRB and a current Annual Practising Certificate (APC).

 

If you think you have what it takes, and are totally committed to doing what's right for children and young people, we'd love to hear from you.

For any further discussion contact Melissa on 07 9224056.

 

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter.

Applications close: Tuesday 6th December 2016