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Social Worker - Senior Practitioner, Permanent, Porirua

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

Senior Practitioner (Permanent), Porirua



  • Focus on the most at risk children and young people in NZ
  • opportunity for a senior practitioner
  • Wellington based

We are looking for a Senior Practitioner who is passionate about the care and protection of tamariki in New Zealand. Join our Porirua Team – a site 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.


Having already built robust practice through your social work experience, this is a great opportunity for someone to step up and take on the role of mentoring and coaching staff and develop your leadership skills. Using the latest strengths based practice tools and assessment frameworks; you will work hard to get quality outcomes for tamariki, rangatahi, whānau 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 to get the best outcomes. 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.


We are a fast paced workplace, where no two days are the same and you need the resilience to manage the changing environment in which we work.


We can offer you:


  • a salary between $46,867 - $79,015 (dependant on skills and experience) supported by a secondment allowance.
  • 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
• 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.


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


Applications close:   Monday 04 June 2018

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