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The ANZASW is the professional representative body of Social Workers in New Zealand, over 3,300 members nationally.

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Social Work Jobs

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You do not need to be a member of ANZASW to use this service. The process is simple. You email the text of the advert &/ your logo to Sonja Nissen sonjan@anzasw.nz

The advertisement is:

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The cost is $150.00 plus GST

Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Balclutha

Do you want to be part of a team who focuses on establishing a multiagency approach to protect and care for New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi? If you do practice the same values as we do and would like to be part of a team who values creativity and innovation, we would like to hear from you!
Application closes Friday, 6 November 2020.

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children is currently seeking for a passionate Social Worker practitioner to join our Balclutha Site – a team where relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.
In this role, you will be delivering high-level evidence based and quality social work services where you will be working in partnership with tamariki, their families along with external agencies and communities. You will be providing assessment and establishing programmes to identify the best outcomes for all stakeholders. We aim to adapt and improve the lives of tamariki and their whānau through application of our established practice model: You will be expected to operate in a supportive role in order to help achieve this goal.

Social Worker – Mangere, Auckland

Applications close Friday, 6 November 2020.

Social Worker, Care and Protection x3 – Mangere, Auckland
Do you want to make a genuine, positive impact on the lives of tamariki, rangatahi and whānau? Join a caring, supportive team who use the latest strengths-based tools and assessment frameworks at our site in this full time Social Worker role.

Social Worker, Waikato Rural North

Application close on Thursday, 5 November 2020.

Social Worker, Care and Protection – Waikato Rural North.
In Waikato-Rural North we are working with tamariki and whānau to make positive change in our community. We need people who have knowledge, experience and who are deeply passionate about whanau wellbeing.
We acknowledge that there is much work to do but we are up for it, and we are working in a partnership with Waikato-Tainui to do things differently. If you think you have what it takes, then apply to join our team at Waikato-Rural North. Our Site works hard to do things differently within the foundation of a whanau led approach focused on supporting whanau in mana-enhancing ways. Spaces at our Sites don’t come up often so we encourage you to get in quick

Social Worker, Oranga Tamariki, Whangārei

Applications close on the Tuesday, 3 November 2020.

Social Worker, Care and Protection -Tautahere Site, Whangārei.
In order to make positive changes in the lives of tamariki and whanau in our community, we need people who have knowledge, experience and are passionate about the wellbeing of tamariki. Does this sound like you? If you think you have what it takes, and are dedicated to achieving positive change for tamariki, rangatahi and their whanau in the community, then we want to hear from you today regarding a Social Worker role we have at our Tautahere site.

Social Worker, Oranga Tamariki, Hawke’s Bay

Application closes Monday, 9 November 2020.

Come and join our dynamic multidisciplinary team based at our Hawke’s Bay region to protecting and caring for New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi.
Our goal is to establish a multiagency approach to protecting and caring for New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi. We aim to adapt and improve the lives of tamariki and their whānau through the application of our established practice model.

Social Worker Care and Protection – Oranga Tamariki, Masterton

Applications close Monday, 2 November 2020.

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, currently have opportunities for Social Workers to join our high performing, creative and innovative team in Wairarapa site, a team where relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.
Our goal is to establish a multiagency approach to protecting and caring for New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi. We aim to adapt and improve the lives of tamariki and their whānau through application of our established practice model.
You will be part of making a difference to the lives of our tamariki and their whānau by utilising the latest strength-based practice tools and assessment framework. By engaging with tamariki and developing, managing and delivering plans it will ensure their voices are heard.

Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Christchurch

Application closes Friday, 30 October 2020.

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, currently have opportunities for Social Workers to join our high performing, creative and innovative team in Christchurch West, a team where relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.
Our goal is to establish a multiagency approach to protecting and caring for New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi. We aim to adapt and improve the lives of tamariki and their whānau through application of our established practice model.
You will be part of making a difference to the lives of our tamariki and their whānau by utilising the latest strength-based practice tools and assessment framework. By engaging with tamariki and developing, managing and delivering plans it will ensure their voices are heard.

Social Worker – Panmure, Auckland

Applications close Monday, 2 November 2020.

Social Worker x3 – Panmure – Oranga Tamariki – full-time, permanent
Come and join our child protection team. We are open to applications from new social work graduates and experienced practitioners.
We are looking for you to come and help us deliver better outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi. As part of our team you will spend your day meeting with children and young people, listening to what they have to say, completing assessments, creating plans, participating in hui-a-whanau, family group conferences and partnering with other agencies, community groups and iwi to improve lives.
Getting the best for children and young people is not an easy job, but when you see the positive difference you can make – it is worth it.

Supervisor Social Worker – Panmure

Applications close Monday, 2 November 2020.

Supervisor Social Worker, Care and Protection – Panmure, Auckland
Do you want to make a genuine, positive impact on the lives of tamariki, rangatahi and whānau? Join a supportive team who has each other’s backs every step of the way by using the latest strengths-based tools and assessment frameworks in our Panmure site. 
We have a great opportunity for an experienced Supervisor or Social Worker with recent and relevant acting up supervisor or similar experience to lead a team of experienced Social Workers.

Supervisor Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Dunedin

Applications closes Monday, 2 November 2020.

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children currently have an exciting opportunity for a Supervisor Social Worker to join our Dunedin City Site – a team who is equally experienced with an immense passion in supporting and guiding children and young people to reach their best potential.
In this role, you will be working in partnership with a team of Social Workers and other stakeholders including whānau and iwi. You will be part of a team who makes bold and courageous decisions to protect our tamariki and rangatahi. As a Supervisor you will also uphold best practices and adhere to providing the best possible care and delivery of services. You will also need to portray a strong professional ethics and a holistic approach that is client-centred and strengths-based.

Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Otago Region

Application closes Monday, 2 November 2020.

At Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, our goal is to establish a multiagency approach to protecting and caring for New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi.
Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, we are currently seeking for a Social Worker to join our Dunedin City site – a team where relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.
You will be part of making a difference to the lives of our tamariki and their whānau by utilising the latest strength-based practice tools and assessment framework. By engaging with tamariki and developing, managing and delivering plans it will ensure their voices are heard.
We aim to adapt and improve the lives of tamariki and they’re whānau through application of our established practice model: You will be expected to operate in a supportive role in order to help achieve this goal.

Social Worker – Hamilton, Waikato

Applications close Monday, 2 November 2020.

Social Worker, Care and Protection – Hamilton – permanent, full-time

Do you want to make a genuine, positive impact on the lives of tamariki, rangatahi and whānau? Join a caring, supportive team who use the latest strengths-based tools and assessment frameworks at our site in this full time Social Worker role.

Social Worker, Care and Protection – Tauranga East

Applications close: Friday, 30 October 2020.

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.
We currently have a permanent opportunity available as a Social Worker at our Ngā Parirau – Tauranga East site. Tauranga is based in the Bay of Plenty region. Being a beach town with hot saltwater pools and beautiful landscape, Tauranga is known to be one of the most sought out places to live and work in New Zealand.
As a Social Worker, 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.

Crisis Worker – Adult Community Mental Health, Marlborough

Applications close on Sunday, 1 November 2020.

In Marlborough, Adult Mental Health Services are delivered by an established multi-disciplinary team based at the Wairau Hospital in Blenheim. This team delivers a comprehensive clinical resource to those affected by acute or enduring severe mental illness.
In addition to caseload responsibilities, duties will include assessment and acute management of individuals presenting with mental health problems, both within and outside of hours. Normal hours of work are between 8.00AM and 4.30PM, Monday to Sunday. Participation in on call roster is required. This role also requires the post holder to hold the position of, and undertake duties pertaining to, a Duly Authorised Officer.

Team Leader Family Group Conferences – Oranga Tamariki, South Auckland

Applications close on date: Thursday, 29 October 2020.

The Team Leader – Family Group Conferences provides leadership to a team of Coordinators who are responsible for convening and holding Family Group Conferences (FGC) under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.
In this role you will be responsible for the FGC workplan across your region. You will provide professional development and supervision to a team of Coordinators focusing on continuous improvement and ensuring a high standard of FGC practice across Oranga Tamariki.
This role will be based within the South Auckland region working in the Services for Children and Families portfolio.

Foster Parent Social Worker, Canterbury

Full time – Canterbury
“Supporting Families Caring for Children”

Advert placed 16 October 2020.

The Open Home Foundation (OHF) is a Christian Community Response and has a vision that every child and young person has the opportunity to grow up in a secure, loving family and receive a depth of care which will bless them throughout their lives.
We are looking for a Foster Parent Social Worker who is able to work closely with Foster families through training and ongoing support.

Allied Health Professional – Crisis Resolution Worker, Christchurch

Applications will be progressed as they apply. Advert placed 14 October 2020

The Adult Community Mental Health Service at Hillmorton Hospital provides treatment for people aged 18-65 years who suffer from a wide range of mental disorders. We’re looking for an experienced New Zealand Registered Allied Health Professional to join us as a Crisis Resolution Worker in this permanent, full-time position (0.94FTE) in our West Sector! Enjoy providing assessment and treatment interventions to our clients of the Adult Community Mental Health Service.
This is an opportunity to work with a skilled and motivated team of multidisciplinary professionals. Working in this position you will provide excellent holistic case management in partnership with the clients, their families/whanau and carers with a strong focus on returning clients to the primary health care sector following specialist input.

Social Worker, Engaging Challenging Youth Team, Auckland

Applications close on Wednesday, 28 October 2020.

Auckland’s Engaging Challenging Youth Team (ECY) is part of the Auckland Specialist Teams collective based at the Oranga Tamariki Grey Lynn Office. ECY comprises of a specialised team of social workers who work intensively with Auckland’s most challenging youth, covering care and protection, youth justice issues and at times District Court matters.
The ECY program model involves; stabilising rangatahi by accessing options across the continuum of their care. Engaging with the young people and identifying their risks, strengths and needs (accommodation, health, education, identity, culture and wellbeing). Planning and developing individualised plans in conjunction with their whanau and community. Co-ordinating, implementing and managing the plans with the young people and a multitude of stakeholders involved in their lives.

Coordinator Care and Protection, Oranga Tamariki, Invercargill

Applications close Wednesday, 4 November 2020.

New Zealand is internationally recognised as a world leader in Family Group Conferences. As a Coordinator Care and Protection, you will be part of a team who is responsible for managing this complex and challenging process.
Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children currently have an exciting opportunity for a Coordinator Care and Protection to join our Invercargill site – a passionate and innovative team where relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.

Social Work Manager, Department of Children & Family Services, Cayman Islands

Application Deadline: 20th November 2020
Cayman Islands
The Government provides an additional 12% pension contribution and health insurance for employees and their dependents.  The appointment would be on contract for two (2) years. Leave entitlement will be twenty five (25) working days per annum.  To assist with relocation, you will receive air passages, an interest free settlement loan within the first week of your arrival equivalent to one month’s salary, moving expenses for personal belongings and hotel accommodation for 7 nights.

Social Worker, Waikato

Application closing date: 28 October 2020.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified practitioner to join the social work team at Waikato Hospital. The position will primarily be based in the medical and surgical wards.

Social Worker, Roopa Aur Aap Charitable Trust, Auckland

Advert placed 13 October 2020

Roopa Aur Aap Charitable trust is a not for profit organization and works for the South Asian Community. The organization is an FVIARS agency and provides support services to the victims of domestic violence and disputes. Roopa Aur Aap Charitable Trust provides  counselling, victim support, legal support, immigration support, family advocacy services etc.  to domestic violence/ dispute victims.
RAA is looking for a full time Social Worker

Social Worker, Oranga Tamariki, Waitakere

Applications close Monday, 26 October 2020.

Our tamariki and rangatahi deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard and be surrounded by loving whānau. At Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, we’re on a journey to ensure that it happens. We are a leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma informed and effective for all cultures.

Family Violence Response Specialist – Takapuna

Applications close Monday, 26 October 2020.

Social Worker – Family Violence Response Specialist
Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki
Family Violence Response Specialist – based at Henderson police station
Secondment/fixed-term – 12 months – Takapuna site

This opportunity calls for an experienced and qualified Senior Practitioner or Supervisor to work within a multi-disciplinary team with a focus on family violence. This role represents our North and West Sites.

You are a motivated team player who uses every opportunity to advocate for a coordinated approach towards safety outcomes for children and young people across sites and stakeholder groups. Your ability to quickly establish rapport with a wide range of stakeholders ensures there is a credible social work voice at the stakeholder table. Extensive knowledge and strong social work practice is essential as you need to be able to analyse both successes and challenges to ensure practical outcomes are explored. You will work with the Henderson Police Station, as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team of decision makers, to determine the best response to Family Harm incidences attended by Police. You are of the voice of our North and West Sites in this process.

Social Worker Care and Protection – Oranga Tamariki, Hawera

Application closes Friday, 23 October 2020.

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, currently have an opportunity for a Social Worker to join our creative and innovative team in Hawera Site a team where relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.
In this role, you will be delivering high-level evidence based and quality social work services where you will be working in partnership with tamariki, their families along with external agencies and communities. You will be providing assessment and establishing programmes to identify the best outcomes for all stakeholders.
We aim to adapt and improve the lives of tamariki and their whānau through application of our established practice model: You will be expected to operate in a supportive role in order to help achieve this goal.
If this sounds like you, please click apply!

Kaiako – Bachelor of Bicultural Social Work, Hamilton

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Permanent, Full-time
Mangakōtukutuku Campus-Hamilton 
We are seeking a full time Kaiako to deliver our Bachelor of Bicultural Social Work programme in Hamilton. 
The duty of this role is to teach the Bachelor of Bicultural Social Work, involving but not limited to developing lesson plans, presenting material to tauira (students), responding to tauira learning needs, and evaluating tauira progress. The successful candidate is required to engage in Rangahau (research) and to maintain currency of subject knowledge. 
This candidate will required to be appropriately skilled and qualified to teach at TWoA. This entails a combination of being skilled in TWoA indigenous teaching practices and holding appropriate tertiary credentials to meet delivery and sector requirements.

Kaiwhakahaere Ako (Manager Educational Delivery), Tauranga or Hamilton

 Closing date:  Monday, 30 November 2020.

Permanent, Full-time 

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary education providers offering a comprehensive range of certificate to degree level qualifications to New Zealanders of all ages and walks of life.
We invite applications for Kaiwhakahaere Ako (Manager Educational Delivery) to manage, develop and monitor education delivery of our Bachelor of Bicultural programme within our Te Waenga Takiwa.
Duties for this role include the planning and implementation of programme delivery; providing leadership, academic management and support to academic kaimahi (staff); being responsible for the teaching and learning activities of programmes within the allocated geographical area; and ensuring all programmes offered are delivered according to the curriculum guidelines and compliance is monitored following the policies and standards.       

Social Worker – Permanent, Part Time, Queenstown

Closing date: Sunday, 25 October 2020.

Social Worker – Lakes District Hospital
Permanent, part-time 40 hours per fortnight (0.5FTE)
We are offering a unique opportunity to work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team at Lakes District Hospital. The successful candidate will work in a case management capacity and will be responsible for the delivery of supportive Social Work services to patients of the department.
Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. If you’re interested, don’t delay applying!

Practice Leader – Oranga Tamariki, Invercargill

Application closes Thursday, 29 October 2020.

We are currently seeking for a Practice Leader to join our Invercargill Site, a team where relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.
This role will see you investing in evidence-based interventions to make a difference to our tamariki and rangitahi. You will have the opportunity to establish and develop new site initiatives to support our frontline Social Workers.
You will bring your well-developed leadership and organisational skills. You will play a part in influencing our Social Workers and Supervisors where you will execute training, strategies, plans and tools to strengthen practices. Having a highly tuned and achievement focused approach will be an advantage in this role. You will also be responsible for leading quality practices and activities by supporting our Social Workers and Supervisors with the utmost integrity.

Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Timaru

Applications close Monday, 26 October 2020.
Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, currently have opportunities for Social Workers to join our Timaru Site – where you will be part of a multidisciplinary team who works closely and is passionate in supporting Oranga Tamariki in delivering positive outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi.

Supervisor Social Worker, Care and Protection – Taumarunui, Bay of Plenty

Applications close Friday, 23 October 2020.

Maranga Mai! Mārewa Ake!
Kua whakaritengia e te Manatū Oranga Tamariki ki Taumarunui tēnei tūranga rangatira. Mēnā kei a koe ngā pukenga, me te ngākaunui mō ēnei momo mahi, me tukua mai tou tono inaianei tonu.
Do you want to make a genuine, positive impact on the lives of tamariki, rangatahi and whānau? Join a supportive team who has each other’s backs every step of the way by using the latest strengths-based tools and assessment frameworks in our Taumarunui site. We have a great opportunity for an experienced Supervisor or Social Worker with recent and relevant acting up supervisor or similar experience to lead a remote team of experienced social workers.

Social Work Educator – Full Time, Waikato

Applications Close 30 October 2020 – Apply early as this position will close once filled.

Wintec is one of NZ’s largest Institutes of Technology providing quality education and training in the Waikato and offshore various offshore locations. Our Centre of Health and Social Practice delivers health professional programs in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, counselling, social work and primary health care. If you value working collaboratively and have the expertise and experience to teach core social work theory, skills and practice components and are active in research then we are keen to hear from you.
This position is a full-time permanent position

Expression of Interest – Social Workers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal

Nominations are due by Sunday 25 October 2020
Nominations sought for the Social Workers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal (SWCDT)
The function of the SWCDT is to exercise the disciplinary powers over social workers conferred by the Social Workers Registration Act 2003, which was amended in May 2019 by the Social Workers Registration Legislation Act 2019. The SWCDT acts as pool from which members are picked to hear individual cases.
The Minister of Social Development would like to appoint two lay members to the SWCDT, as currently serving members of the SWCDT are due to complete their term of appointment.

Addiction Clinician with Youth Focus, Nelson/Tasman

Closing date: Thursday, 29 October 2020 (extended).
The Alcohol and Drug Service is committed to empowering the community to discover healthier use of substances and to promote freedom from addiction. Your responsibilities will include individual counselling, providing services to local schools, consultation with Nelson Police, Child Youth and Family Service, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service and Wairau Hospital.

Social Worker, Nelson

Advert placed; 21 September 2020.

Full time – Nelson
“Supporting Families, Caring for Children”
The Open Home Foundation (OHF) is a Christian Community Response and has a vision that every child and young person has the opportunity to grow up in a secure, loving family and receive a depth of care which will bless them throughout their lives.
We are looking for a Social Worker who shares our vision and is able to work closely with tamariki, rangatahi, whānau and the community in a strengths-based and culturally appropriate way that promotes family well-being/whānau mauri ora.

Experienced Community Social Worker, Porirua

Advert Placed 17 September 2020.

0.8 FTE Porirua
Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of kaumatua and toeaina?
We are looking for a person to join our Older Persons Team to support older people to live in their community with safety and independence, free from abuse, and with meaningful lives.  You will join a dedicated and professional staff in an organisation with a reputation for being a leading-edge provider of social services.  The position will be based in Porirua.

Family Start Worker, Hauraki

Advert placed: 11 September 2020

Do you have an undergraduate degree in social work, counseling, nursing, psychology or education? We have a full time permanent position available in our Family Start team. Family Start is an intensive home visiting programme with a strong focus upon parenting and safety. You will need to have a full, clean driver’s licence, good time management and strong administrative skills.

Volunteers Wanted for the Wellington Welfare Guardian Trust

The Wellington Welfare Guardian Trust is currently seeking suitable people willing to volunteer to be trained to fulfil this essential function when applications are received from the carers of subject persons. Our system is based on the successfully running Otago Welfare Guardian Trust.

Parent Help: National Parenting Helpline Volunteers Needed

Who We Are Parent Help is a Wellington based community agency that has been offering services to families since 1989.  We provide help with all parenting issues from the smallest to the most serious issue of child abuse. We are affiliated to Jigsaw – a national child abuse prevention and advocacy organisation. We are an approved Child, Youth and Family […]