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Social Worker, Permanent, Full Time, Kapiti

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Community Services
Wellington - Kapiti
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Social Worker, Permanent, Full time, Kapiti




  • Are you a qualified social worker seeking a new challenge?
  • Focus on the wellbeing of children and young people in NZ 
  • Seeking a front-line Social Work opportunity in a supportive team


At our Kapiti site, we work alongside our community partners to bring about positive outcomes for our children, young people and their whānau. We have an opportunity  for a Social Worker to join our care and protection team. 


Our Care and Protection Social Workers at Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children manage a variety of tasks using the latest strengths-based practice tools and assessment frameworks; you will work hard to get quality outcomes for mokopuna and whānau.


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


Your ability to overcome barriers and skill to drive positive outcomes will put you in good stead for this challenging and hugely rewarding role. 


In return we can offer you:

  • a salary between $46,867 - $79,015 (commensurate with skills and experience)
  • a challenging 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. 


If you think you have what it takes, and are totally committed to doing what's right for children and young people, and helping them to grow up safe and strong, then we'd love to hear from you. 


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 internal candidate.


All external applicants including Ministry of Social Development employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note all applications must be made online


For further information please contact Toni Griffiths on


Applications close: Wednesday 30th May 2018

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