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Date: 03-Apr-2018

Location: NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

Social Workers, 5 months Fixed Term, Full Time



Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can and should flourish. The journey to achieve Oranga Tamariki starts here and now. Guarding the wellbeing of our children is a huge and exciting challenge - one that every New Zealander has a hand in. Will you join us?


We have an opportunity for a full time Social worker (could be negotiated) care and protection in Horowhenua for 5 months parental leave cover.



Oranga Tamariki is transforming – both our workplace and the way we practice Social Work. We’re looking at new ways to do things – with our one goal in mind – Protecting the Tamariki of New Zealand. Is this your goal too?



Enjoy the best of both worlds - Horowhenua is one New Zealand’s last hidden lifestyle gems that provide the perfect balance between laid-back community living and proximity to two major economic centres.   With the upgrade to State Highway 1, Levin is a short hour away from the capital and only 40 minutes from Palmerston North.



Need more convincing....


  • Great climate and beautiful outdoors
  • Explore our extensive mountain bike trails, pristine rivers, market gardens, and a burgeoning creative arts and music scene, there is more to Horowhenua than meets the eye
  • Affordable living Horowhenua is 52% cheaper to buy a home than the New Zealand average


For the right candidate, you will get a job doing what you love and we can offer you:


  • a salary between $39,723 -$79,015 (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


In return, 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) and full clean valid driver's licence without conditions.



To find out more, please contact or check out our websites  or



How to apply:


Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


All external applicants including Ministry of Social Development employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note all applications must be made online.


APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 22 April 2018

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