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Date: 09-Feb-2018

Location: Waikato, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

Social Worker, Waikato, Permanent

Social Worker Waikato - Multiple Positions


Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children, is an exciting new ministry working to ensure all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where their ongoing wellbeing can be achieved. Working here, you'll have the opportunity to be part of an organisation that’s united in its commitment to achieving transformational change for our children.


We have several opportunities available for Social Workers to join our Waikato team.  The roles are based in our City office and cover either Hamilton South, or Waikato Rural South area (Waikato Rural South will require some local travel, a pool vehicle will be avilable for this).  We have a passion for getting things right for our children and young people. 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 whanau. 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 $46,867 - $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


Preference is given to those who have:


  • ability to quickly build rapport with tamariki and rangitahi
  • great written and verbal communication skills (you will need to write court reports)
  • resilient, motivated and driven character
  • flexibility to work after hours duty roster
  • good computer navigation and typing skills
  • full clean valid driver's licence without conditions.


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).  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.  

Click the following link to view the Position Description:


How to apply:

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter. Only online applications will be accepted.  Your cover letter is an important part of our shortlisting process. Please outline why you want to be a Social Worker, and how your skills and experience relate to the key accountabilities of the role.

MVCOT Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure your myHR employee profile will be recognised as internal.


Applications close:   25 February 2018


For any further discussion about the position, contact Patricia Brown,




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