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Social Worker Youth Justice - Masterton / Palmerston North

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Date: 09-May-2018

Location: Manawatu / Wanganui, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

Youth Justice Social Worker Palmerston North



We have an opportunity available for a social worker to join our Lower North Island Youth Justice office located in Masterton.


You can be part of a positive and supportive team 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 mokopuna and whānau.


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.



In return we can offer you:

  • a salary between $45,047 - $75,947 (commensurate with skills and experience)
  • 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:

  • a qualification in Social Work recognised by the Social Work Registration Board
  • SWRB registration with current APC or working towards gaining registration
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • ability to meet Oranga Tamariki pre-employment criteria
  • resilient, motivated and driven character
  • ability to build rapport with people from all backgrounds
  • flexibility to work after hours duty roster
  • strong computer skills
  • Full, clean Driver's Licence without conditions.


If you think you have what it takes, and are totally committed to doing what's right for children and young people, we'd love to hear from you.


Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.


All applications must be made online, however, if this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact Gavin Smith at email: or phone: 0-6-9520220


We look forward to hearing from you.


Applications close: Sunday 27 May 2018

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