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Social Work Resource Assistant, Blenheim - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Community Services
Nelson - Marlborough - Blenheim
Nelson - Marlborough
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Social Worker Resource Assistant, Blenheim – Oranga Tamariki


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


Become part of a supportive team who are fully committed to achieving positive outcomes for young people, whānau and the community. 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
  • keeping updated records on our information systems database
  • reception duties and greeting clients and visitors to the site


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 regular supervision to support you in achieving your personal and professional goals


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
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and use your initiative
  • A full, clean valid New Zealand driver licence


For further information with regards to the vacancy please contact Kaye MacDonald at

About us:

At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children we're on a journey to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities, we want you to come on this journey with us. We are a Ministry with a commitment to putting our children and young people at the heart of everything we do and say.


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.



How to apply:


Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. This will ensure your application is received internally.


Applications close: Monday, 23 July, 2019 #LI-ORG


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