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Social Worker Youth Justice - Tauranga

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Date: 09-May-2018

Location: Bay of Plenty, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

Social Worker Youth Justice Tauranga

The wellbeing of tamariki is everyone’s responsibility. They deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard and be surrounded by loving whānau and community.

If these words capture why you became a Social Worker, then you belong on the journey with Oranga Tamariki. We’re looking for qualified and/or registered social workers who want to make a difference to tamariki and rangatahi. 



We are open to applications from new social work graduates and experienced practitioners.

As part of our team you will spend your day meeting with children and young people, listening to what they have to say, completing assessments, creating plans, participating in hui-a-whanau, family group conferences and partnering with other agencies, community groups and iwi to improve lives.

Getting the best for vulnerable children and young people is not an easy job, but when you see the positive difference you can make – it is worth it.  




We offer:

  • a salary range between $46,867 to $72,301 per annum (based on your skills and experience)
  • a challenging, fascinating and rewarding career
  • on-going training and support
  • regular supervision and career development opportunities
  • a bi-cultural practice approach
  • the opportunity to change lives.



You offer:

  • listening skills and empathy – hear what the child or young person has to say
  • proven ability to quickly build rapport with tamariki and rangatahi
  • great written and verbal communication skills (you will need to write court reports)
  • a commitment to bi-cultural practice and a culturally responsive approach
  • resilient, motivated and caring approach
  • flexibility to work an afterhours duty roster as required
  • good computer navigation and typing skills
  • full clean valid driver's licence
  • New Zealand Permanent Resident or Citizen at the time of application.


Preference is given to those who have Provisional or Full Registration with the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board. If you have lodged your registration with the board and are waiting to hear back – please tell us in your application.



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

Please note: If you currently work for Oranga Tamariki you will need to apply through your myHR careers portal at work so your application connects to your employee record.


Applicaitons Close:  3 June 2018, interviews will take place on 15 June.


For further information contact:  Aqura Gordon,

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