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Social Worker Supervisor

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Date: 13-Mar-2018

Location: Waikato, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

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Social Work Supervisor - Hamilton
Permanent, Full Time

Be part of a supportive team who are fully committed to achieving positive outcomes for young people, whanau and the community.


We are a new Ministry with a commitment to putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do and say. 

As a Supervisor at our Hamilton Site you will manage and work in partnership with a team of social workers and other stakeholders to protect tamariki and rangatahi.  There is lots of variety and challenge with no two days being the same. Your ability to quickly work through complex information to make solid safe decisions is greatly valued.

To do well in this role you need:

  • Full SWRB registration and current Annual Practising Certificate (APC)
  • sound statutory social work knowledge and practice
  • experience managing people and building relationships
  • current full clean New Zealand drivers licence with no conditions
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • resilience, ability to work under pressure
  • strong cultural competency and be comfortable working in bi-cultural frameworks
  • current right to work in New Zealand.


In return we offer:

  • a salary between $65,567- $86,486 per annum (based on skills and experience)
  • a challenging, fascinating and rewarding career
  • ongoing training and regular supervision
  • colleagues who are committed to the highest standards of strengths-based social work practice.


Please apply online through your myHR careers portal at work with your CV and cover letter. Only applications made online will be accepted.


Your cover letter is an important part of the shortlisting process - please ensure you outline your relevant skills and experience in line with the position description.


Applications close: 28 March 2018

For any further (confidential) discussion about the role, contact Carol Clarke,



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