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Supervisor Social Worker - Oranga Tamariki

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Date: 11-Jun-2019

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

Supervisor Social Worker, Upper Hutt, Permanent, Full Time


  • Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of tamariki and rangatahi?
  • Promote the protection and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • Specialised role, focusing on assessing and supporting caregivers.


About the opportunity for you:


We are looking experienced social worker supervisors or child protection social workers to join our Upper Hutt site as a Supervisor Social Worker.

Help inspire and lead a team of social workers to get the best outcomes for our caregivers, children, young people and whānau. We are on a transformational journey to enable our practice to be truly child centric. We put the voice and needs of them first, we hear what they have to say and we make sure that above all else, they are safe, strong and in an environment where they can thrive.

As a Supervisor Social Worker, you will play an integral part in making this happen. You will ensure social workers carry out quality assessments and make good, solid evidence-based decisions. There is plenty of variety and challenges, with no two days being the same. Your ability to quickly work through complex information to make robust, safe decisions will be greatly valued.


What we offer:


  • A salary of $78,642.00 to $101,572.45 (commensurate to skills and experience)
  • On-going support and career development.
  • A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career.
  • Discounts on Southern Cross Health insurance.
  • Access to a government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates.


To be successful in this rewarding position, you will need:


  • A full registration and current APC with the SWRB.
  • Proven expertise in child protection.
  • An understanding of New Zealand legislation that relates to the safety of children and young people.
  • Excellent social work practice knowledge.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • To enjoy mentoring and inspiring others.
  • A full, clean driver's license.
  • Previous leadership experience is preferred.
About us:


At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we’re on a journey to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities, and we want you to come on this journey with us.

 Our vision is that New Zealand values the wellbeing of tamariki above all else.

 We believe that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish. 


You can see more about the work we do here


Apply now as applications close on: Sunday 23rd June 2019


How to apply:


Please click the apply now link to submit your online application, including your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would make a great Supervisor Social Worker.

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


If you have any queries, please contact Michael Murphy on



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