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Social Worker Caregiver

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

Social Worker Care Giver 

Location: Homai, Dalgety Drive Manukau.


  • Are you a qualified Social Worker who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people?
  • Promote the protection and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Specialised role, focusing on Assessing and supporting caregivers to care for children and young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki

    At Oranga Tamariki, we work with families and communities to help protect, support and care for children and young people. The role of a caregiver Social Worker is varied and rewarding, and you'll be part of a supportive team who are instrumental in helping children, young people and their families to be safe, strong and thrive.

    Children and young people need caregivers who can provide a loving caring home while we work with families to find a permanent loving home either within their whanau or non. Your role will be to ensure we have carers who understand their part in a childs journey through care and are support carers in providing nurturing, safe and stable homes for children and young people.


    You'll focus on building and maintaining our caregiver pool to provide the very best of care to children and young people. This role requires excellent assessment skills, and the ability to train carers. Supporting caregivers and collaborating with the child's social worker will be a focus of the role. You'll also be working with other social services, agencies and providers to ensure the needs of the child or young person and their family are fully met.  Our team works from a strengths based perspective and we are fully committed to achieving positive change for the children, young people and their families in this community. We receive regular training and supervision, support each other and have a sense of humour.


    We can offer you:

  • Competitive market rate
  • A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career
  • On-going training and regular supervision
  • Colleagues who are committed to the highest standards of strengths-based social work


    To be successful, you will need:

  • a commitment to the Oranga Tamariki Way
  • a commitment to tamariki and ensuring their voices are heard and acted on
  • a recognised social work qualification
  • social work registration or be eligible for social work registration through the SWRB
  • excellent relationship management skills
  • a full clean drivers licence

    If you think you have what it takes, and are dedicated to achieving positive change for children, young people and their families in the community, then we want 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.


    If you have any questions about the role please contact Rosemary at


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 Applications close:  8 October 2018

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