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Supervisor Social Worker - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Community Services
Wellington - Hutt Valley
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Job Description

Supervisor Social Worker - Oranga Tamariki


Date: 09-Jul-2019

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Oranga Tamariki

Social Work Supervisor, Permanent, Full Time, Lower Hutt


  • are you a qualified social worker passionate about quality care for children?
  • are you an experienced people leader?
  • do you enjoy leading teams through change?

At Oranga Tamariki, we work with whānau and communities to help protect, support and care for children and young people. It's a challenging job, and we are passionate about it.


As Supervisor, you'll work to enhance the level of social work excellence in your team at Lower Hutt. You'll provide leadership, influence, and direction to our site social workers and partner agencies to promote good practice and create better outcomes for our clients. 

Lower Hutt is a large vibrant site leading care and protection social work initiatives in the region. We offer you a well-supported team environment with opportunities for mentoring and acting-up. Close proximity to Head Office in Wellington ensures further training and career development opportunities. You'll join a close community and the site is a short distance to central city, beaches, and cafes.

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity.

What we are looking for from you is:


  • A social work qualification that is recognised by the SWRB.
  • Full registration with New Zealand's Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) or able to register.
  • Outstanding relationship management skills and a record of genuine engagement with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven social work experience and sound practice knowledge
  • A passion for partnering with Iwi and Māori, creating strong connections to culture and identity, and willing to imbed yourself in bi-cultural practice
  • An interest in developing your skills in leadership and people management
  • Ability to embrace change and the opportunities that come with it
  • Strong written skills and ability to write effective reports
  • Creative problem solving skills and a solutions focussed approach
  • Current full driver's licence is preferred. 

As someone who holds credibility with others, you'll be able to lead quality practice our clients deserve to experience. You may be a senior social worker ready to step into a Supervisor role, or returning from overseas but you'll be a highly competent and experienced social worker ready to step-up to the challenge. If this sounds like you, apply today! 

How to apply?


Apply online with your CV, cover letter, copy of your social worker qualification and SWRB details.


If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. This will ensure your application is received internally. If you are applying from overseas, you will be required to provide a copy of your IELTS certificate.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Susan Pilbrow at or phone 04) 9133550

We look forward to hearing from you.



Applications close:  Monday 29th July 2018

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