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Supervisor Social Worker

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Community Services
Taranaki - New Plymouth
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Supervisor Care & Protection



  • Join a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team
  • A role where you can help to coach and mentor while truly making a difference

Be part of a supportive team who are fully committed to achieving positive outcomes for young people, whanau and the community.

Oranga Tamariki—The Ministry for Children are committed to putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do and say. 

As a Supervisor at our New Plymouth site you will manage and work in partnership with a team of social workers and other stakeholders to protect tamariki and rangatahi. As a supervisor you will uphold best practice and adhere to providing the best possible care and delivery of service that the Ministry prides itself on. Of importance will be your ability to quickly work through complex information to make solid safe decisions and provide advice that is trusted and valued.

Key requirements of the role include:


  • Full SWRB registration and current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)
  • sound statutory social work knowledge and practice
  • experience with people management with experience coaching and mentoring
  • Strong  relationship building experience across communities
  • current full clean New Zealand drivers license with no conditions
  • A high level of written and verbal communication skills
  • An aptitude  to make a difference with the resilience and ability to work under pressure
  • strong cultural competency and be comfortable working in bi-cultural frameworks
  • Eligible to work in New Zealand.


In return we offer:


  • a salary between $64,281 - $84,790 per annum (based on skills and experience)
  • A rewarding career where you will work in a value based role truly making a difference
  • ongoing training and regular supervision
  • Colleagues who are committed to the highest standards of strengths-based social work practice.
  • Practical experience to coach and mentor staff
  • Flexible work options


This role will offer the right candidate the ability to work in a Ministry committed to professionalism, innovation and the ability to find creative solutions to challenges in a role where no two days are the same!


If you are looking for the next challenge where accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and striving for excellence are important in your day to day job, then we would like 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 MSD 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 any further (confidential) discussion about the role, contact Francis Farmer on


Applications close: 18th December 2018.




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