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Social Worker - Oranga Tamariki

Date:  13-Jan-2021

Manawatu / Wanganui, NZ

Social Worker – Permanent - Whanganui - New Zealand

Supportive team environment
Commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work
Role based in beautiful Whanganui



About us | Mō mātou 
Our goal is to establish a multiagency approach to protecting and caring for New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi. We aim to adapt and improve the lives of tamariki and their whānau through the application of our established practice model.  


In this role you will be expected to operate in a supportive role in order to help achieve our goals and demonstrate our values as follows:   

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey



About the role | Mō te tūnga
Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, currently have opportunities for Social Workers to join our high performing, creative and innovative team in Whanganui.

In this role, you will be delivering high-level evidence based and quality social work services where you will be working in partnership with tamariki, their families along with external agencies and communities. You will be providing assessment and establishing programmes to identify the best outcomes for all stakeholders. 

Our team of practitioners are a tight knit group who work closely together in supporting Oranga Tamariki in delivering positive outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi. 

If this sounds like you, please click apply!


Key attributes to be considered but not limited to will include:

  • A recognised Social Worker qualification by the Social Worker Registration Board
  • Full registration with New Zealand’s Social Worker Registration Board 
  • To demonstrate resilience, critical thinking and problem-solving techniques
  • To uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • To have a good understanding of section 7(AA) of The Oranga Tamariki Act and
  • A valid and clean New Zealand’s drivers’ licence



What's in it for you | Nōu te rourou 

  • A competitive salary in line with Oranga Tamariki’s remuneration range, between NZ$56,100 - NZ$102,000
  • On-going professional development
  • Access to corporate health fund discounts and a banking package with Westpac



How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono 
Apply online with your CV, cover letter, copy of your social worker qualification and SWRB details. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. 
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Jo Benson at

Application closes 10 February 2021