Job Centre

The ANZASW is the professional representative body of Social Workers in New Zealand, over 3,000 members nationally. ANZASW is continuing to develop and coordinate ANZASW career related services including job vacancy advertising, and a Locum database.

For more detailed information on who we are, what we do, and how we may be of assistance to you, please contact Fiona Scott on +643 349 0190 x6. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Social Work Jobs

Advertisements are sent directly to approximately 3,000 social worker members and are available to social workers who are not members via our website www.anzasw.nz – under the tab member services / social work vacancies.

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 fionas@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 3000 social workers with a link to your vacancy also included until the closing date

The cost is $150.00 plus GST

Child & Youth Therapist, Southern DHB

Closing date: Tuesday 04 September 2018.
Southern DHB’s CAFMHS in Dunedin provide support and treatment for children (0-14 years) experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues, including support to family.
This position will see you managing a limited caseload, providing assessment, treatment, and co-working to facilitate the best outcome for children and family. You will enjoy working collaboratively alongside other experienced clinical staff to promote healthy family systems and be able to form sound links with external agencies.

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Team Leader Operations – Puketai, Dunedin

Applications close: Sunday 9th September 2018
This part time position will provide oversight of the two community homes providing advice, support and programme fidelity for the community teams, and supervision of the leadership staff within the homes. This position manages a team of 2 Family Engagement workers and 2 Team Leaders.  Some travel will be involved depending on the location of the successful applicant.

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Social Workers Care & Protection, Christchurch Metro

Applications close: Friday, 14 September 2018 
The wellbeing of tamariki is everyone’s responsibility. They deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard and be surrounded by loving whānau and community.
If these words capture why you became a Social Worker, then you belong on the journey we’ve begun at Oranga Tamariki. We’re looking for qualified and/or registered social workers who want to make a difference to vulnerable tamariki and rangatahi. 
Here at the Ministry we are increasing our staffing numbers so we can better support tamariki and to put this into practice we are open to a range of experience and skills so welcome applications from new social work graduates  through to experienced practitioners.

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Clinical Team Leader, Palmerston North

Applications close: 5.00pm Sunday 2 September 2018
Do you enjoy variety?  This is a unique and very rewarding role that encompasses both the clinical leadership of a small team as well as front line group facilitation and counselling. 
To be successful in this role you’ll need to be a committed senior practitioner while also bringing strong leadership to bear in managing a dedicated team to support clients affected by alcohol and other drugs to turn their lives around.  
Attributes that will likely see you be successful and fulfilled in this role include a strong belief in the life changing benefits of cultural empowerment, and an optimism for fresh starts and second opportunities.

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Social Workers in Schools (SWIS), Waahi Whaanui

Applications close: 29 August 2018
Here at the Waahi Whaanui we work within our community to provide health, social, education and employment services for our Whānau and Hapū. WE love what we do here and truly make an impact and difference for a lot of people. Our continued improvement and development sees our organisation growing from strength to strength and now we seek a like minded individual to join our journey.
As a Social Worker you will be actively working in schools providing services to children and their families. Working collaboratively with school staff, government and community service providers you will provide preventative and early intervention programmes to ensure the safety and well-being of children.

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Social Workers, Counties Manukau

Applications Close: 5 pm on Monday 10 September 2018
We are seeking Degree qualified Social Workers at Family Success Matters.
We are a non-government organisation that works with families in the Counties Manukau area, providing the Family Start programme – an early intervention and child safety focused programme.
This position requires people who are passionate about working with families to overcome barriers and achieve their goals, so their children have the best possible start in life.  The work is challenging and rewarding with opportunities to develop new practice skills and enhance your career.

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Family Start Whānau Workers, Tauranga

Closing Date: Monday 27 August 2018
Te Manu Toroa Family Start team are looking for 2 full time, permanent Social Workers or Registered Health Professionals to support and assist at risk whanau. As part of the Family Start team you will be working in Kaupapa Maori integrated services in Tauranga Moana. Providing tamariki centred, whanau focused and strengths based services that encourages whanau to make positive life style choices, while ensuring their tamariki have the best possible start in life.
This is an exciting opportunity for a caring, compassionate individual who has great listening skills, and who wants to make a difference in their community and the lives of others. We are looking for a mature person who is respectful of others, and who is culturally sensitive.

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Social Worker – Kāpiti, 16 Hours per Week

Applications Close: Friday 24 August 2018
We are seeking to appoint an experienced Social Worker to join our multidisciplinary team supporting the Mary Potter Hospice community team, based on the Kapiti Coast. In this role, you will be part of a highly committed team with responsibility for providing specialist palliative care to patients and their families and whanau as well as education and bereavement services.

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Social Worker – Family Liaison, Greymouth

Upper South region has developed some new initiatives to assist and support tamariki who have experienced significant trauma and whose behaviour is proving challenging for caregivers. This position is crucial in making these services successful and reducing the number of Tamariki who require emergency response’s to their care needs.
Applications close: Wednesday, 29 August 2018.
You will play a crucial role in managing relationships working alongside Oranga Tamariki colleagues, caregivers and external agencies to ensure the safety and security of at risk tamariki to both avoid placement breakdown as well managing a critical care response. You will coordinate services and lead a multi-agency response in the short term and to ensure that a tamaiti’s needs are prioritised until a longer term placement is secured.

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Chief Social Worker / Director of Professional Practice, Wellington

Applications close: Wednesday, 29 August 2018.
We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced leader in the role of Chief Social Worker. If you are an accomplished senior leader and practitioner, with the ability to communicate and deliver on a compelling and inspired vision, we would love to hear from you.
Working with the Chief Executive as a member of the senior leadership team, this is the opportunity to influence and lead professional practice across Oranga Tamariki and the broader children’s workforce to improve the outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi.

You will provide strategic leadership and governance of professional practice to successfully deliver on the objectives of Oranga Tamariki.  As a leader with a proven track record of success, you have led high performing and dynamic teams to successful delivery.  

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Social Worker Residences – Puketai Dunedin

Applications close: Thursday 30th August 2018
Oranga Tamariki operates four Care and Protection residences across New Zealand for young people aged 10 to 17 years. Our residences are strongly focussed on providing a trauma informed model of care which encourages achieving positive change in tamariki through education, skill development, and therapeutic interventions with the goal of positive integration back into the community.
We are looking for a social worker with relevant experience in working with Tamariki to join our team of motivated and future focused staff.

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Social Worker, Counties Manukau

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 at 11:59pm
Join our Counties Manukau team – a group of five sites (Otara, Manurewa, Papakura, Pukekohe & Homai) with big hearts 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.
Our tamariki deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard and be surrounded by loving whānau and community. At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children we’re on a journey to ensure that all tamariki and rangatahi are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised.  Oranga Tamariki is leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma informed and effective for Māori as well as other cultures. 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.

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Social Worker – Barnardos, Wellington

The closing date is 5pm Friday 24 August 2018
Here at Barnardos New Zealand, the one reason for our being is children – Kotahi anake te kaupapa ara, ko nga tamariki – and every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families.
Are you a social worker with adolescent, residential setting and family work experience? Do you have an understanding of the effects of trauma on the lives of rangatahi and working from a strengths-perspective?  Our current and awesome Social Worker is taking up an exciting opportunity overseas, leaving us on July 20th.  So we would like to hear from you if you are a highly motivated and skilled practitioner who is a qualified/registered social worker. 

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Social Worker, Southern Hawkes Bay/Tararua

Applications close on 24 August 2018.
Anglican Care Waiapu has a  full time Social Worker vacancy at Tararua Family Services.  This is an  exciting opportunity to provide early intervention and preventative social work services to children, young people and adults within a client centred, solution focussed and strengths-based model of practice.

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Family/Whanau Worker, Southland

Closing Date for this position: 4pm 20 August 2018
Presbyterian Support Southland’s Family Works focuses on the needs of children, young people and their families in Southland. Family Works is an approved child and family support and community service under sections 396 & 403 of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.
If you are keen and passionate about making a difference in children’s lives then this position is for you.

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Volunteer Trustee- Not for Profit Sector – Birthright, Canterbury

We are seeking a person with professional experience in the Social Work sector to provide that domain knowledge and leadership as we develop our services to our children and families and further develop our profile in the community. The person would also have an interest in developing governance experience from being part of an experienced board.
Birthright Canterbury Trust (BCT) is an NGO delivering social services to families led by one person (commonly referred to as single parent families). We have been supporting Canterbury families for over 50 years.
At Birthright we believe that all children have the right to a happy, secure and loving home environment. However, children in single parent families often have a more difficult life, with many situations of material deprivation.

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Acute Mental Health Clinicians, Nelson Marlborough DHB

Closing date: Sunday, 2 September 2018
We are seeking applications from NZ Registered Mental Health Professionals (Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Social Workers) with a minimum of two years’ experience working in acute psychiatry, with strong assessment and risk management skills.
You will fit into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines and will engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks.

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Hospital Liaison Social Worker – West Coast

Applications close: 20th August 2018
Option for full time or part time.
Are you a high performing, practice focussed individual who is looking for an opportunity to step up? Are you looking for a new challenge and want to work at a strategic level in collaboration with one of our key stakeholders?
Our ideal candidate will bring exceptional leadership qualities along with a high standard of social work practice and proven credibility within the social work and health sectors. Due to the nature of the job you must have the ability to travel within the region and will be instrumental in building relationships with our key stakeholders.

Given this is a part time position we are keen to hear from you if you are looking for a part-time or full-time role as we are happy to make this a full-time position alongside a part time Social Worker/Senior Practitioner role.  A secondment support package is available to the right person to help us continue to grow this role.

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Social Worker – Community Mental Health, Southern DHB

Closing date: Thursday 23 August 2018.
In this Social Worker role, you’ll be part of a multidisciplinary team based out of Southland Hospital, working in a case management capacity to deliver a supportive service to our clients.  You’ll work autonomously but will be well embedded in a team of equally dedicated mental health professionals.  We need you to be able to demonstrate your effective communication skills and your ability to think on your feet while exuding calmness under pressure.

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Social Worker – Central Auckland

Family Works Northern provides a range of strength based practice child and family services, programmes and community development initiatives located in eleven community-based centres and numerous schools in the Upper North Island.
Our central Auckland based service is seeking a qualified and experienced Social Worker to engage with children and their families and work with them towards achieving positive and lasting differences in their lives

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Mental Health Clinician – Emergency Mental Health, Hawke’s Bay

Do you want to work as part of a diverse service delivering high quality, patient focused care?
We are looking for a Mental Health Clinician to be part of the Emergency Mental Health (EMHS) team who shares our values of He kauanuanu – Respect, Ākina – Improvement, Rāranga te tira – Teamwork and Tauwhiro – Care.
Our dynamic and innovative team are a key reason to success of positive change within the department. Driving a culture to ensure customers are at the heart of everything they do. This will involve working collaboratively with the Emergency Department, Community Mental Health, Home Based Treatment, Mental Health Inpatient Service, GPs, Psychiatrists and the Police. You’ll join a supportive team who manage crisis situations over a 24/7 roster. The primary function of the EMHS team is to provide comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment to people presenting in mental health crisis.
The successful Mental Health Clinician will be joining a department that is committed to continuing improvement for the wellbeing of patient care. You’ll be innovative, energetic and show clinical excellence.

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Social Workers and Foster Parents – Wellington Area

Are you skilled, experienced, passionate, committed, excited by the opportunity to work at the leading edge of community care either as a social worker or foster parent?   These are unique roles that require professionalism dedication and a deep and genuine desire to make a difference.  Our work requires high energy and outstanding relationship skills, the ability to withstand a fast paced and demanding work environment, and the belief that positive change is always possible.
Right now we are seeking the best of the best to fill key roles in our community teams supporting children and families, and adolescents in foster care.

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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.

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Social Work Job Scheme: Uniting Social Workers Around the World

http://socialworkjobscheme.co.uk/ Social Work Job Scheme (SWJS) is a new social networking and employment site for the social work profession. At SWJS, you will find… Jobs, Employment Schemes, Freelancers, International Social Workers, Employers, Universities Students: join to avoid missing out what employers are offering once you graduate  

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Health Professional NZ Health Recruitment Specialists

Health ProfessionalNZ is a recruiter for Health Professionals run by Health Professionals. We have established close relationships with employers in the health sector. Read More…   http://www.healthprofessionalnz.com/

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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 […]

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