Social Worker, Permanent, Full Time, Lower Hutt
New Zealand Government Jobs
Wellington, Wairarapa, New Zealand
20d ago

Job Description

Social Worker, Permanent, Full Time, Lower Hutt

We have an opportunity for a social worker to join our Lower Hutt office - a site with a big heart and a passion for getting things right for its children, young people and community.

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 whānau.

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.

To be considered you will need to have a Social Work Qualification that is recognised by the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) or have full registration with SWRB.

Preference is given to those who have :

  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • resilient, motivated and driven character
  • ability to build rapport with people from all backgrounds
  • flexibility to work after hours duty roster
  • strong computer skills
  • full clean valid driver's licence
  • In return we 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
  • commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work

    Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children are dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future.

    We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend.

    Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.

    If 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.


    All applications must be made online, however, if this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact Susan.Pilbrow

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Applications close : Sunday 17th June 2018

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