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Supervisor Social Worker

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Community Services
Waikato - Hamilton
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Supervisor Social Worker


Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children

Job reference: 27020

Supervisor Social Worker


2x Permanent, Full Time


  • Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people?
  • Promote the protection and wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.
  • Specialised role, focusing on assessing and supporting caregivers to care for children and young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki.


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.

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

As a Supervisor at our Hamilton site you will manage and work in partnership with a team of social workers and other stakeholders to protect tamariki and rangatahi.  There is lots of variety and challenge with no two days being the same. Your ability to quickly work through complex information to make solid safe decisions is greatly valued.  


In return we offer:

  • A competitive market salary.
  • A rewarding career where you will work in a value based role which is truly making a difference.
  • On-going 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.


To be successful in this rewarding position, you will need:

  • Full registration and current Annual Practising Certificate with the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board.
  • Recent or current employment in Oranga Tamariki is an advantage.
  • Previous leadership experience is preferred but not essential.
  • Proven expertise in child protection and an understanding of New Zealand legislation that relates to the safety of children and young people.
  • Excellent social work practice knowledge.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A full, clean driver's licence.


Apply now as applications close on Sunday, 6th January 2019.


How to apply:


Please click the apply now link to submit your online application, including your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would make a great Social Worker Supervisor.


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

MSD employees - please apply externally.


If you have any queries, please contact

Job reference: 27020


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