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Social Work Resource Assistant - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Wellington - Hutt Valley
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Social Workers Resource Assistant - Wellington Region, based at Lower Hutt


Caregiver Recruitment and Support - Permanent, Full Time


Oranga Tamariki is undergoing exciting and world-leading change. Our caregivers will be a valued part of that change. The Caregiver Recruitment and Support team is focused on putting caregivers at the centre of everything we do so that they are able to provide the best possible care to our tamariki.


Be part of a supportive team who are fully committed to providing a high level of support to our caregivers through every aspect of their care journey from enquiry and assessment, to training and preparation and on-going support.


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 in the Caregiver Recruitment and Support team. This may include communicating information to caregivers, scheduling caregiver hui and trainings, assisting caregiver social workers to obtain information to inform assessments and reviews, collating data and maintaining reports, and keeping updated records on our information systems database.


This role is pivotal to us being able to provide caregivers the support they need.


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.
Preference is given to those who have:
  • Proven experience in office administration and customer service.
  • A high level of competence in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and able to type more than 40 wpm.
  • 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.
  • A full, clean, valid New Zealand driver's licence.
  • New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency at time of application is required as this is an ANZSCO level 4/5 role.


If you enjoy dealing with people, provide excellent customer service to our sites and staff, and positively manage internal and external business relationships with ease, then we want to hear from you.


Please apply online with your CV and cover letter. Only applications made online will be accepted.


Important: If you currently work for Oranga Tamariki, please apply through your myHR careers portal at work so your application connects to your employee record.


Your cover letter is an important part of the shortlisting process - please ensure you outline your relevant skills and experience in line with the position description.


For further information with regards to the vacancy please contact Kerry Leggett at


Applications close: Wednesday 28th August 2019

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