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Social Worker Youth Justice, Permanent, Full Time, Wellington

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Date: 07-May-2018

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

Social Worker, Youth Justice, Full time, Permanent, Greater Wellington

We have an opportunity available for a Youth Justice Social Worker to join our Greater Wellington Youth Justice Team. We are a team with a big heart and a passion for getting things right for rangatahi in their community by reducing re-offending. We cover the area from Upper Hutt, down to Wellington city, and up the western coast to just north of Paraparaumu, and you will be working within the Greater Wellington region. 

Help us reducing re-offending by positively influencing rangatahi to accept responsibility and to change their behaviours, while ensuring their voices are heard in the process. 

Empower whānau to engage in family group conferences and court proceedings through completing thorough assessments, working with rangitahi to create plans and by partnering with other agencies and stakeholders to get wrap around support in place. 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 work as part of an overall community approach with partners in Police, Courts, Health, Education, a range of NGOs and Iwi.  We see ourselves as part of the overall coordinated community response. 

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
  • Great team
  • Supportive manager

 Preference is given to those who have:

  • the ability to connect with youth and quickly build rapport
  • strong communication skills (you will need to write succinct, factual and audience appropriate court reports)
  • strong analytical skill – to enable a strong case plan to be effected and that if complied with, will likely reduce reoffending. 
  • resilient, motivated and driven character
  • experience working with young people
  • flexibility to work after hours duty roster
  • strong computer literacy (typing and web navigation)
  • full clean valid driver's licence without conditions.

 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 annual practising certificate (APC).

 Be part of a supportive team who are fully committed to achieving positive outcomes for young people, whānau and the community - apply online with your CV and cover letter.

  Only applications received online will be accepted. 

 For a further discussion about the role contact Dean Webley, Youth Justice Manager on 029 650 0479.


Applications close: Sunday 27 May 2018

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