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Social Work Resource Assistant

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Community Services
Canterbury - Christchurch
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Social Worker Resource Assistant

Christchurch West

Permanent, Full Time


  • Dynamic and fast paced role.
  • Join a supportive team environment.
  • Make your mark on a role where no two days are the same.


About us:

At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we're on a journey to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities and we want you to come along with us.


Our vision is that New Zealand values the wellbeing of tamariki above all else.


We believe that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish. 


About the role:

We're looking for a Social Work Resource Assistant to join us and provide service support to our passionate social work team at our Christchurch West site.


Become part of a supportive team who are fully committed to achieving positive outcomes for young people, whānau and the community.  We are a Ministry with a commitment to putting our children and young people at the heart of everything we do and say.   This is a busy and varied role suited to an experienced and professional Administrator. 


Working under the supervision and guidance of a Supervisor, you will be responsible for a broad range of administrative work at the site.  This may include gathering appropriate information to clients and colleagues, providing case management assistance to the social work team, assisting in managing client financial plans, maintaining reports, and keeping updated records on our information systems database.


We offer:

  • A competitive market salary.
  • A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career with a team committed to the highest standards of work.
  • On-going training and supervision.


About you:

You'll enjoy dealing with people, provide excellent customer service to our sites and staff, and positively manage internal and external business relationships with ease.


You will also have:

  • Proven experience in office administration and customer service.
  • A high level of competence in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong relationship building skills and experience dealing with members of the public.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective organisation, planning and time management skills.
  • Experience in an administrative support role or provision of team focused support services.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and use your initiative.
  • A full, clean, valid driver licence.


For further information with regards to the vacancy, please contact Merryn Bird at .


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 - please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.


Applications close: Thursday 20 December 2018 #LI-ORG


*Note - interviews for this position will take place in January 2019.


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