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Supervisor Social Worker - Oranga Tamariki

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Date: 12-Jun-2019

Location: Hawke's Bay, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

Care and Protection Social Work Supervisor


If you are an energetic and future focused leader who is looking for the next challenge in your career we want to hear from you

Permanent, Full Time




Be part of a supportive and innovative team who are fully committed to achieving positive outcomes for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau in our community.


As a supervisor, your exceptional leadership skills will provide the capacity to work creatively, constructively, and effectively with tamariki, rangatahi, whānau, groups and communities to address individual and social problems. You will accomplish this by inspiring vision, offering direction, and supporting individual and team action to protect are most at risk tamariki and rangatahi.


There is a lot of variety and challenge with no two days being the same. Your ability to work through complex information at pace to make solid and safe decisions is vital.


You will uphold best practice and adhere to providing the best possible delivery of service that we prides itself on. You will be able to quickly work through complex information to support social workers to make safe and evidence based decisions about assessments and support needs, and provide advice that is trusted and valued by your team.

To do well in this role you need:


  • Significant experience as a social worker.
  • Full SWRB registration and current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC).
  • Sound statutory social work knowledge and practice.
  • Experience with people management with experience coaching and mentoring.
  • Strong relationship building experience across communities.
  • Current, full, clean New Zealand driver licence.
  • A high level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • An aptitude to make a difference with the resilience and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong cultural competency Strong bi-cultural competency and a good understanding of tikanga Maori
  • The right to work in New Zealand.
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We offer:



  • A salary between $78,600 to $101,500.00 (based on skill and experience)
  • A rewarding career where you will work in a value based role truly making a difference.
  • Colleagues who are committed to the highest standards of strengths-based social work practice.
  • On-going training and supervision
  • Career development and support
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of tamariki and rangatahi
  • Discounts on Southern Cross Health insurance.
  • Access to a government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates.


How to apply:


Please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter as part of your application.


Internal Oranga Tamariki employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. 


If you have any questions about the role please contact Ana Carroll, at


Applications close: Wednesday 26th June 2019

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