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Social Worker

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Community Services
Auckland - Manukau
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Social Worker, Counties Manukau


Social Worker, Counties Manukau (opportunities available in Pukekohe, Manurewa, Papakura, and Homai)


  • Permanent, 40 hours per week.
  • Make a difference for children, families and communities.
  • Empower children and young people to achieve their full potential.


Join our Counties Manukau team – a group of five sites (Otara, Manurewa, Papakura, Pukekohe and Homai) with big hearts and a 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. 


Our tamariki deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard and be surrounded by loving whānau and community.  At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we're on a journey to ensure that all tamariki and rangatahi are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised.  Oranga Tamariki is leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma informed and effective for Māori as well as other cultures.  As a Social Worker you will have an opportunity to change the lives of our young people and their whānau, helping them to achieve to their full potential.


Using the latest strengths-based practice tools and assessment frameworks; you will work hard to get quality outcomes for tamariki, rangitahi, 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.


Our people are our most valuable asset, be part of the Oranga Tamariki whanāu.  Joining us gives you access to a range of benefits, including:

  • Salary range as between $54,746 - $91,606.
  • Reimbursement of annual practicing fee.
  • Additional leave after one year of continuous service.


We are looking for talented people who have:

  • An affinity for tamariki, rangatahi and their whanāu.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills – verbal and written.
  • Resilience and a positive outlook.
  • Previous social work experience is an added bonus.
  • A full, clean driver's licence.


You must have an social work qualification recognised by the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) or full registration with SWRB and a current Annual Practising Certificate. 


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Applications close: 16th December 2018 at 11.59pm


How to apply:

Please send in an online application with your CV and cover letter.  Kindly highlight your preferred site location/s (Otara, Manurewa, Papakura, and/or Homai) that you would be most interested in and why in your cover letter.


Oranga Tamariki employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure your myHR employee profile will be recognised as internal.


For any further discussion about the position, contact Mark at


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