Jul 122019

  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Hawkes Bay
  • Date Advertised: 11-JUL-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/028456
  • Job Title: Social Worker Care & Protection – Oranga Tamariki
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Social Worker Care & Protection – Oranga Tamariki


Date: 05-May-2019

Location: Hawke’s Bay, NZ

Company: Oranga Tamariki

Social Workers, Permanent, Full Time, 2 x Napier, 1 x Wairoa


  • Make a difference for children, families and communities
  • Empower children and young people to achieve their full potential
  • Attractive Remuneration Package

As a Social Worker with Oranga Tamariki, you will have an opportunity to change the lives of our young people and their whānau, helping them to achieve to their full potential. Using the latest strengths-based practice tools and assessment frameworks; you will work hard to get quality outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi.  At both our Napier and Wairoa sites, we work alongside our community partners to bring about positive outcomes for our children, young people and their whānau.  


A big part of your day will  include completing assessments, reports and formal Family Court documents, creating plans, completing referrals, participating in Family Group Conferences and partner with other agencies, stakeholders and the community to get the best possible outcome.  Your ability to overcome barriers and skill to drive positive outcomes will put you in good stead for this challenging yet hugely rewarding role.

We can offer:


  • A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career.
  • A competitive market salary between $50,000 and $91,000.00 (depending on skills and experience).
  • On-going support and career development.
  • Discounts on Southern Cross Health Insurance.
  • Access to a government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates.

What we are looking for from you is:


  • Full registration with New Zealand’s Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) or able to register
  • A social worker qualification recognised by the SWRB
  • The ability to listen – hear what the child or young person has to say.
  • Cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Resilience, motivation and be self-driven.
  • Flexibility to work an after-hours duty roster.
  • Strong computer literacy.
  • A full, clean and valid New Zealand driver’s licence.

About us:


At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children we’re on a journey to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities. Oranga Tamariki is leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma informed and effective for Māori as well as other cultures.


Applications close:  Sunday 21st July 2019


How to apply:


Apply online with your CV, cover letter, copy of your social worker qualification and SWRB details.  If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. This will ensure your application is received internally. If you are applying from overseas, you will be required to provide a copy of your IELTS certificate.

For any further discussion about the role contact Donna MacNicol on    

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