Job Centre

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

Advertisements are sent directly to approximately 3,300 social worker members and are available to social workers who are not members via our website

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:

  • placed on our website until the closing date
  • included in our fortnightly e-Notice email that is distributed to approx 3300 social workers with a link to your vacancy also included until the closing date

The cost is $150.00 plus GST

Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, West Coast

Applications closes Monday, 24 August 2020

Care and Protection Social Worker: Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children – West Coast
Tai Poutini Mawhera (Greymouth) based, covering the entire and beautiful West Coast – full-time/permanent.
A strong focus on ensuring the well-being of the children and young people in NZ. Join a great team and supportive working environment. A commitment to improving outcomes for Maori and a collaborative approach with whānau, Hapu (Ngatiwaewae and Makaawhio) and Iwi.

Social Worker Care and Protection – Oranga Tamariki, Hawera

Applications close Monday, 24 August 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.

Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki – Ashburton

Application close Friday, 21 August 2020.

Tamariki – Ministry for Children, currently have opportunities for Social Workers to join our creative and innovative team in Ashburton 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.

Coordinator Care and Protection, Lower Hutt

Applications close Thursday, 27 August 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 Lower Hutt site – a high performing and creative team where relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.

Social Worker, Part Time, Manawatu

Closing Date: Wednesday 19th August 2020

24 hours per week

Palmerston North

Abuse & Rape Crisis Support (ARCS) Manawatu has exciting opportunity for a social worker to join our team to provide support to survivors of abuse and their whanau and co-facilitate our children’s group.

In this role you will be responsible for accepting referrals to our agency and undertaking an initial needs assessment with the client. You will provide ongoing support, where appropriate, including information, referral and advocacy. This position will involve working with referring agencies and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of services within our community. The group work component will involve working until early evening on Tuesdays during term time.

Clinical Position, Adult Mental Health, Te Kuiti

Closing date: 28/08/2020.

Are you seeking a position where you will have time to invest in your clients and team and enjoy an established structure which contributes to achieving the best outcomes?
We have a full time position available Monday to Friday within our multidisciplinary team who utilise the foundations of “Te Whare Tapa Wha Model” approach to assist tangata whaiora and their whānau within a kaupapa Maori framework.
This role includes responsibility for initial and comprehensive assessment of tangata whaiora and their whānau.  It also involves the development of recovery/treatment plans in partnership with tangata whaiora, whānau, service coordination and follow-up. 

Waewae Tutuki (Engaging Challenging Youth), Oranga Tamariki, Dunedin

Applications close Wednesday, 19 August 2020.
Waewae Tutuki is a specialised team of Social Workers who work intensively with Dunedin’s most challenging youth. This role will see you covering care and protection, youth justice issues and at times District Court matters.
To be successful in this role, you need to bring an exceptional engagement skill in order to break through the barriers for rangatahi who have previously resisted engagement. You will work towards building trusting relationships through a calm and consistent response. You will be working through unpredictable environments and to strengthen the protective factors surrounding rangatahi.

Social Worker, Oranga Tamariki, Dunedin

Applications close Wednesday, 26 August 2020.
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.

Therapist/Clinician, Christchurch

Stop Adolescent & Children’s Services
Stop is a specialist provider of high-quality community-based intervention services for adolescents who have engaged in harmful sexual behavior and children who have engaged in concerning sexual behaviour. Stop’s service makes a difference in the lives of children, young people and families affected by harmful sexual behaviour. 
We are seeking to employ a highly motivated professional for this part time (32 hours) or full-time position.

Social Worker, Oranga Tamariki, Wellington

Application closes Friday, 14 August 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.
If you do practice the same values as we do, we would like to hear from you!
We are currently seeking Social Workers to join our supportive Wellington team based either at our Porirua or Kapiti site – a team who is creative and innovative and is equally experienced with an immense passion in supporting and guiding children and young people to reach their best potential.

Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Otago

Application closes Monday, 17 August 2020.

We at Oranga Tamariki currently have an excellent opportunity for a Social Worker to join our Alexandra Site – a high performing team who is creative and innovative and a workplace with relationships 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 and external agencies including the community. 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.
Our team of practitioners are a tight knit group who work closely together in supporting Oranga Tamariki in delivering positive outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi.

Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Lower Hutt

Application closes Friday, 21 August 2020.

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, currently have opportunities for Social Workers to join our Lower Hutt Site, a team passionate for getting things right for children, young people and the community. You can be part of a positive and supportive team and help children and young people be safe, strong and thrive.
Our goal is to establish a multi-agency 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.

Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Auckland

Applications close the Thursday, 13 August 2020.

Social Worker, Care and Protection – permanent – Westgate Site, 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 Westgate site in this full-time Social Worker role.

Team Lead, Counselling (PIKI), Wellington

Applications close Wednesday, 16 August 2020.

Student Services
Kelburn Campus
Team Lead, Counselling (PIKI); (fixed-term, full-time)
Do you have a relevant university degree and a desire to provide quality counselling to students in order to support their personal and academic development?
Are you experienced in working with Maori, Pasifika and Rainbow people?
We are seeking an experienced Team Lead to work within our Student Counselling service, fixed-term until August 2021. Tu Ora Compass Health and Victoria University of Wellington have agreed to run a youth mental health pilot (Piki) until mid-2021, to focus on integrated therapies for 18 – 25-year olds, with Student Counselling being one provider of this. You will be part of a passionate and motivated Counselling team and will take a multidisciplinary approach to client care working closely with staff from Student Health, Student Academic Services and across the University.

Health Social Worker – Taupo Hospital

Closing date: 31 August 2020.

The Clinical Support Services is seeking a dynamic Health Social Worker with proficient to advanced practitioner skills to join their team. This role aims to provide assistance to inpatients/outpatients and community based clients primarily in the areas of adult surgical, medical, community and rehabilitation services at Taupo Hospital.

Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Hamilton

Applications close Wednesday, 12 August 2020

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 this Social Worker role at our Hamilton South site.

Allied Health Professional – Crisis Resolution Worker, Christchurch

Permanent full-time (0.94 FTE) opportunity working within our West Sector Adult Community Mental Health team
Work closely with an experienced multidisciplinary team and strengthen your therapy skills within Mental Health
New Zealand registration with the relevant NZ registration board and current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential

Regional Manager – Oranga Tamariki, East Coast

Application closes Wednesday, 19 August 2020.

We have a great opportunity for a motivated senior leader to join a committed and dynamic team of eight Regional and General Managers reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive – Services for Children and Families.
If you have a passion for working with communities to improve outcomes for tamariki and their whānau read on.
Our goal is to establish a collaborative approach within communities, working with hapu, iwi, community partners and other agencies, to protect and care for New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi.. We are looking for someone committed to our values.

Supervisor Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Wellington

Application closes Wednesday, 19 August 2020.

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-centered and strengths-based.
With a well-developed leadership skill, you will be supporting the team to work creatively and constructively with our clients and stakeholders to address individual and social needs. Working through complex information to ensure trusted decisions are made will also be part of your responsibilities in which will support our tamariki and rangatahi to reach their best potential

Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Rangiora Site

Application closes Friday, 21 August 2020.

Are you passionate in making a real difference to New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi? Are you an innovative Social Work practitioner who is committed to developing a strong and trusting relationships with whānau, hapu and Iwi?
Look no further! We are currently looking for a Social Worker who is creative, a quick thinker and someone who enjoys working in a fast-pace and ever-changing environment.
In this role, you will be working in partnership with a team of Social Workers and other stakeholders including whānau and iwi. One of your main responsibilities will include designing and implementing innovative decisions to protect our 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 expected to operate in a supportive role in order to help achieve this goal.

Supervisor Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, Taupō

Application close on Wednesday, 12 August 2020.

Supervisor Social Worker – full-time, permanent – Taupō
• Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people?
• Promote the protection and wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi
• Join a team that considers themselves whānau
As a Supervisor at our Taupōō site, you will manage and work in partnership with a team of social workers and other stakeholders to protect tamariki and rangatahi. There is lots of variety and challenge, with no two days being the same. You will have the ability to quickly work through complex information to make solid, safe decisions for our tamariki.

Social Worker, Whanganui

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. Hours are negotiable.

Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki, South Auckland Sites

In this role, you will be part of making a difference to the lives of our young people and their whanau by working with the latest strength-based practice tools and assessment framework. Along with that, you will also be engaging with the tamariki, developing, managing and delivering plans to ensure their voices are heard. A big part of your day will also include participating in family group conferences and partnering with other agencies and the community to identify the best outcomes for all stakeholders.

Senior Social Worker, Franklin, Auckland

The Whānau Resource Centre o Pukekohe provides culturally appropriate support, advocacy, education, and intervention to Whānau in crisis, targeting Wahine who have dependent tamariki.  Our offering is a professional social work service and emergency housing, embracing a Wairua Karu approach, “Potential for change and growth” and working together building strength and empowerment to ensure better decision making in the home and community.
This is an opportunity to work for a not-for-profit organisation providing social service support and emergency housing in the Franklin community

Social Worker – Alexandra/Wanaka

Applications close 1pm on Thursday, 20 August 2020.

We are currently seeking a Social Worker to join our small team in the Central Otago/Queenstown Lakes area based in Alexandra or Wanaka. The ideal candidate will have experience in working with whānau; facilitating change that supports children to be raised in secure and nurturing environments. 

The position is 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Social Worker – Fixed Contract, Paeroa

Fixed Contract
We are seeking a qualified social worker who is either registered or working towards registration. Someone who is able to work flexibly across our Family Start and SWiS contracts on a fixed term employment agreement (3-6 months)

Registered Mental Health Professional, North Auckland

Grow your career, be challenged and realise the potential in yourself and others around you.

Permanent, full-time position
Work for a national provider of mental health, disability and addiction services
Based in North Auckland

Social Workers – Foster Care, Auckland

Applications close 12 August 2020.

As a Social Worker in our Foster Care team, you will be involved with foster care recruitment and assessment across the wider Auckland region.  This rewarding but challenging role supports foster care placements with a range of children, including some very complex backgrounds and needs requiring intensive placement support.
We have two roles available as permanent full time 40 hours per week.

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 […]