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Social Worker Care & Protection, Permanent, Full Time, Wellington

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Date: 12-Feb-2018

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

Social Worker - Care and Protection, Permanent, Full Time, Wellington


Who are we?


Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children is a new Ministry with a commitment to putting vulnerable children and young people at the heart of everything we do and say.  

We are dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future.  Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.


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


Using the latest strengths based practice tools and assessment frameworks; you will work hard to get quality outcomes for Tamariki and Rangatahi. 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.

We can offer:

• 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.

Preference is given to those who have:

• the ability to listen – hear what the child or young person has to say
• Cultural awareness and understanding
• strong communication skills (you will need to write succinct, factual and audience appropriate reports)
• resilient, motivated and driven character
• flexibility to work after hours duty roster
• strong computer literacy (typing and web navigation)
• full clean valid New Zealand driver's licence without conditions.
• New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency at time of application.

You must have a Social Work Qualification that is recognised by the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) or have full SWRB registration and current APC.   


Applications close:  Sunday 25 February 2018


How to apply:


Current Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure your myHR employee profile is recognised as ‘internal’.


 External Candidates: Please apply using the “apply now” button via our careers site


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. 


 For any further discussion about the role contact Zoe Roche on Job reference number: 21210

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