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Date: 07-Feb-2018

Location: Auckland, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

Social Worker - Orewa (Fixed-Term March 2018 – November 2018)

Social Worker - Orewa (Fixed-Term March 2018 – November 2018)


Focus on the most vulnerable children and young people in NZ


Join our team in Orewa – this site has a passion for getting things right for its children, young people and community. You can be part of a positive and supportive team with heart, and help children and young people be safe, strong and thrive.


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


We can offer you:
• a salary between $46, 867 - $72,301

• a challenging, fascinating and rewarding career

• on-going training and regular supervision

• commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work

Preference is given to those who have:
• ability to quickly build rapport with tamariki and rangitahi

• great written and verbal communication skills

• resilient, motivated and driven character

• flexibility to work after hours duty roster

• good computer navigation and typing skills

• full clean valid driver's licence without conditions.

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


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.  This opportunity will be a secondment for successful Oranga Tamariki employees.


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.


Applications close:   18th  February 2018


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