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Social Worker

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

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  • Great Team Environment
  • A real opportunity to make a difference
  • Waitakere Site
  • Permanent Position



Join our Waitakere team - 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.


Using the latest strengths based practice tools and assessment frameworks; you will be working to help deliver quality outcomes for tamariki, rangitahi, whanau and the community. 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. 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.


Preference is given to those who have:


  • an 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


In return we can offer:


  • a salary between $46,867 - $79,015 (commensurate with skills and experience)
  • a challenging, fascinating and rewarding career
  • on-going training and regular supervision
  • a commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work.


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).   Your application must include a cover letter and CV.  Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so it is important you highlight how your experience relates to the attributes in the position description.



We welcome your interest. Please apply online with your CV and cover letter through our careers portal.


Please note: If you currently work for Oranga Tamariki you will need to apply through your myHR careers portal at work so your application connects to your employee record.


For further information with regards to the role please contact Sharon at 



Applications close: Friday the 1st of June 2018





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