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

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 3300 social workers with a link to your vacancy also included until the closing date

The cost is $150.00 plus GST

Social Worker, Whangarei

Applications close on the 27th of October 2019

Do you want to make a difference for children, families and communities? As a Social Worker at our Tautahere site, you will have an opportunity to change the lives of our tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau, helping them to achieve their full potential. Using the latest strengths-based practice tools and assessment frameworks; you will work hard to get quality outcomes for children and young people.

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Social Worker – Allied Health Unit, Southland

Closing date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019.

There is an opportunity for a Social Worker with enthusiasm to join a large multidisciplinary team at Southland Hospital working in Adult Physical health settings. Our models of care are changing and this is a great time to consider joining us as we seek to improve patient outcomes in all key service areas including social work.

As our new Social Worker we need you to bring experience and the ability to work as part of a busy multidisciplinary team. You’ll be responsible for assessing each client’s needs and assisting in their journey through the hospital system. You will need a sound knowledge an understanding of vulnerable adults, complex discharge planning and be able to respond to challenging situations appropriately.

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Director, Palmerston North

ACROSS Te Kotahitanga O Te Wairua is a leading social service community organisation in Palmerston North; we support the wellbeing of children and their family / whanau in our community and provide social work support, counselling services and parenting programmes.
We are looking for someone to lead our organisation and work with our staff and Board; the role is varied and there is opportunity to expand our networks and our work in the community

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Principal Advisor, Wellington

Applications close on the 27th of October 2019

Do you want to join a Ministry and influence change for all New Zealanders? Improve outcome for our tamariki and rangatahi in this exciting Principal Advisor role. We have a permanent and a 5 month fixed term or secondment (including external) contract available.
The Principal Advisor role works across operations supporting our leadership team from a strategy perspective. In this role you will be providing direction, systems thinking and advice to operational Deputy Secretaries and General Managers. You will lead operational initiatives, identify continuous improvement opportunities and will write key documents for the Leadership team and the Minister.

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Primary Mental Health Professional, Wellington City

Applications close: 25 October 2019

Tū Ora Compass Health is committed to improving health outcomes for our communities through effective primary health care. We are the largest primary health organisation (PHO) in the Wellington region, incorporating Wellington City, Porirua/Kapiti and the Wairarapa.
We are looking for Health Professionals with a strong cultural awareness/ background to assist Māori and pacific communities with maintaining mental wellness.

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Social Workers, Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019

Our Social Work Services at Christchurch Hospital are inviting applications for Registered Social Workers to join our team working across the Christchurch campus. We provide social work services as part of a multi-disciplinary team taking a holistic approach to patient care.
We have three permanent positions available working across the acute hospital services at Christchurch Hospital:
– One FTE (40hr per week) permanent opportunity working primarily day shifts with regular rostered late and weekend shifts
– Two 0.75FTE (30hr per week) permanent opportunities working primarily night shifts with regular rostered day, late, and weekend shifts

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Social Worker – Christchurch

Applications close:  Sunday 20th October 2019

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.
A big part of your day will be working with children and young people ensuring their voices are heard, completing assessments, reports and formal Family Court documents, creating plans, completing referrals, participating in family group conferences and partnering with other agencies, stakeholders and the community to get the best outcomes.
Getting the best for vulnerable children and young people is not an easy job, but when you see the positive difference you can make – it is worth it.

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Woman, Child and Family Health Social Worker – Lakes District

Closing Date: 25/Oct/19, 11:59:00 PM

The Clinical Support Service is seeking a dynamic Health Social Worker with proficient to advanced practitioner skills to join their multi-disciplinary team in the area of Woman, Child and Family Services (Birthing, Peri-natal, Children and Special Care Baby Units, and Child Development Team). This role additionally aims to provide pregnancy counselling services to Lakes DHB Te Aka Tauawhi Tangata clinic.

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Nominations sought for the Social Workers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal (SWCDT), Wellington

Nominations are due by 5.00pm on Friday 25 October 2019

The Minister of Social Development is seeking registered social worker nominations to one new appointment to the Social Workers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal (SWCDT).

Please note that for this appointment the Minister is looking for a candidate with:
-a good understanding of the disciplinary process and its contribution to assuring the quality of the social work profession
-experience and understanding of the social work environment; and
-knowledge and experience of matters likely to come before the Tribunal.

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Nominations sought for the Social Workers Registration (SWRB) Board, Wellington

Nominations are due by 5.00pm on Friday 25 October 2019

The Minister of Social Development is looking to make a total of three appointments to the SWRB; including:
-two ‘other people’; and
-one registered social worker.
Please note that for this appointment the Minister is looking for candidates with:
-strong sector networks
-strong relationship and engagement skills
-a strong Māori voice
-strong understanding of Māori cultural competencies
-an understanding of social policy and the impact on the sector and profession; and
-experience with corporate finance, risk, audit and regulatory functions.

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Counsellors x2, Wellington

Applications close 28th October 2019
Tu Ora Compass Health and Victoria University of Wellington have agreed to run a youth mental health pilot (Piki) for 2.5 years to focus on integrated therapies for 18 – 25-year old’s. We wish to appoint two Counsellors to our Student Counselling Piki team, fixed-term until August 2021, to work a minimum of 3 days per week. 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.

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Regional Placement and Resources Coordinator, Auckland

Application close on the 21st of October 2019.

Do you want to build and maintain strong relationships and networks with external providers of placements and programmes that can assist children and young people towards desired outcomes? Want a supportive team environment, regular coaching, development and opportunities for career growth? We have 2 exciting opportunities for Regional Placement and Resource Coordinators to join our Ellerslie Placement Coordination team. 

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Manager – Social Work and Psychology, Waikato

Application closing date: 16 October 2019

Would you like to lead a dynamic team serving our patients and whānau across the Waikato DHB?
The Allied Health team has a role available, leading the social work and psychology teams across the DHB. Our services cover the Waikato Hospital, Child Development Centre, Older Persons Rehabilitation, and Community Services, making this role incredibly important to the wellbeing of our communities.

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Care Manager, Wellington

Closing date: 15 October 2019
IDEA Services, a subsidiary to IHC (New Zealand’s leading provider of support and services for people living with intellectual disabilities), are seeking a compassionate and self-motivated leader to be responsible for the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation planning for those who are living with an intellectual disability, or high/complex behaviours as a Care Manager for our Wellington region. 
Reporting to the Area Manager, you will develop and implement Care and Rehabilitation plans, provide training and mentorship to Support Workers, and build positive professional relationships with community and agency organisations primarily from our vibrant Porirua office.
Previous knowledge of supporting people who are living with an intellectual disability and/or complex behaviours, and a tertiary qualification within a health or disability service discipline (e.g. Occupational Therapy / Nursing / Social Work / Psychology) are essential for further consideration.

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Social Worker, Christchurch

Closing date 15 October 2019

We are a dynamic not-for-profit community service organisation providing high quality, innovative foster care in community based placements for children and young people with varying needs and behaviours. We are an evolving service provider, present in the North and South Island, committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce.
The role will be varied, interesting and challenging. You will hold a caseload supporting approved Foster Carers providing a high quality fostering service to children and young people and our stakeholders.

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Infant and Maternal Mental Health Integration Clinician – Nelson, Marlborough

Application close Sunday, 20 October 2019.

This role will focus on increased and targeted support for infants and parents/ carers, across the continuum of care, including infant-parent relationships and interactions. You will collaborate with other health care providers working to ensure that appropriate services and support are offered to women/ carers and their infants, who are at risk of longer term poor outcomes.
You will provide consultation, assessment and support for parents who are primary carers for an infant/ young child. You will with work with families and whanau with severe mental health and/ or addiction issues, to reduce the impact of this on the infant. You will also promote parental and MHAS awareness, sensitivity and responsiveness to the social and emotional needs of infants.

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Allied Health Consultants, Canterbury

Closing Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019

As an Allied Health Consultant you will work in partnership with the Clinical Director, Nurse Consultant and the Service Manager/Nurse Director of the allocated service to facilitate the ongoing development of mental health best practice, promote inter-disciplinary models of care and lead service improvements that deliver improved outcomes for consumers and their families/whānau.

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Mental Health and Addiction Clinician’s – Hawke’s Bay

Due to growth and demand within Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, our mental health and addiction services are looking for registered clinicians to join our talented teams.
Mental well-being is one of the most valuable business assets. Workplaces that prioritise mental health have better engagement, reduced absenteeism and higher productivity, while people have improved well-being, greater morale and higher job satisfaction. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board recognise this and value our staff with a strong emphasis on working together in a collaborative effort to provide a leading edge service to our community.

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Taiohi Ora Youth Wellness Clinician, Taranaki

Applications Close: 25 October @3pm

The primary purpose of this role is to provide a community-based primary mental health service for youth aged 12-18 years, and their whānau, that is strengths-based and resilience oriented, based in South Taranaki. This role will provide whānau ora based support and where appropriate short/medium term therapeutic evidence-based interventions and sits within an existing team of clinicians providing services to the rest of the Taranaki region. This role also provides support to certain schools by way of consultation and group programmes.

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Community Mental Health Nurse/Allied Health, Taranaki

Applications Close: 18 October @ 3pm

Tui Ora is a holistic, kaupapa Maori organisation, providing a range of services to people in Taranaki. Whānau Ora is at the forefront of how our services and programmes are designed and delivered. We employ passionate, professional staff to fit with our whanau team culture. We value highly skilled, and committed, community-focussed individuals to support our kaupapa.
This role will provide a recovery-oriented community-based assessment, treatment and therapy service for Tangata Whaiora who have severe mental health problems/disorders

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Mobile Intensive Clinician/Allied Health, Taranaki

Applications Close: 18 October 2019

Tui Ora is a holistic, kaupapa Maori organisation, providing a range of services to people in Taranaki. Whānau Ora is at the forefront of how our services and programmes are designed and delivered. We employ passionate, professional staff to fit with our whanau team culture. We value highly skilled, and committed, community-focussed individuals to support our kaupapa.
This role will be part of a multi-disciplinary team with skills and experience in mental health intervention, treatment and support

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Social Worker, South Auckland

Closing Date – Thursday 24 October 2019
We’re looking for an experienced Social Worker with a current New Zealand registration and the ability to work within mental health to join our Pathways Sub-Acute site in Mangere Bridge and Day Programme in Papatoetoe, South Auckland.
The Social Worker role is extremely varied, with no two days the same. You will be supporting our guests who experience acute mental distress to improve their mental wellbeing and work on their goals towards independence. This is done through various interventions including mental and physical health education, meaningful activities, linking people with appropriate services in the community, and developing self-management skills.
When attending the Day Programme, our guests are involved in a comprehensive and varied schedule comprising of group activities, workshops and outings. There is plenty of scope to develop this program and add in your own flair, so if you are passionate about running groups or would like to learn then this is a fantastic opportunity.

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Support Navigator- Housing, West Auckland

Applications close 19 October 2019

If you are a qualified Social Worker looking for your next challenge, you’ve probably noticed that all the job ads look about the same. You know how vital your work is and you’re ready to make a difference, but which employer can ignite your spark, build momentum and create real change in the community? More importantly, which employer will back and equip you so that your tank is full and ready to invest into the lives of others?
VisionWest is a community of people with a shared passion to see transformation for individuals, whanau and hapori. We recognise that change takes a village and that we need to be in this together to ensure that strength-based practice is more than just a buzz-word. As one of New Zealand’s sector leading supportive Community Housing Providers, we have the genuine ability to support our clients and staff and to build real, sustainable change in our community.  We are witnessing incredible transformations as clients are equipped to create a new legacy for themselves and their whanau. Now we need you to help us extend our reach.

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Team Leader – Family Works Resolution Services, Wellington

Applications close 9am, 15 October 2019

Are you an efficient, focussed and results-driven individual looking for your next challenge?  Do you have compassion and commitment to helping families and whānau to gain the help they need?

We are looking for a special person who can manage a call centre supporting a significant service, funded by the Ministry of Justice, that stretches across the lower North and South  island   – providing family mediation  and out of court solutions  for parents and carers needing  help in making  agreements for their children

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Social Worker, Nelson

Full Time – Nelson “Supporting Whānau Caring for Tamariki” The Open Home Foundation (OHF) is currently seeking a permanent full-time Social Worker to join our Nelson Service Centre. OHF is committed to mobilising the mainstream Christian community to serve Tamariki and Whānau in Aotearoa New Zealand. We are looking for a Social Worker who shares this passion. OHF provides training […]

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Family Breakdown Assessors – North and West Auckland Region and South Island West Coast

Closing date for applications: 15 November 2019
North and West Auckland Region
West Coast

We are looking for an experienced social or whānau worker to engage directly with young people and their parents, and caregivers of unsupported children.
Barnardos is pleased to be working with the MSD to provide a Family Breakdown Assessment service (FBA) for young people in order to obtain a young persons’ benefit, and caregivers to obtain a unsupported child benefit.  Assessors meet face to face with the client and in turn talk with family members and if required other key people in the young persons’ life.  The assessors consider the circumstances and complete a written report with their professional recommendation on the evidence of a family breakdown. This is a fast paced busy role with tight turn arounds and contractors are paid per report. Appointments mainly take place within Work and Income or youth service providers offices.

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United Nations Representatives for IFSW – Asia Pacific – Volunteer Positions

Expressions of Interest are requested before 31 October 2019.

IFSW Asia Pacific is seeking Expressions of Interest for:
One IFSW Asia Pacific Regional Commissioner (also called Main Representative for Asia Pacific Region) based in Bangkok and 
Up to four IFSW Asia Pacific Regional Representatives to the UN Office in Bangkok (can based in any part of the Asia Pacific Region)
   
The overarching objective of IFSW representations to the UN is to represent a social work perspective to the UN and the UN Agencies and to work towards joint action based on social work principles. The IFSW UN work is led and coordinated by Priska Fleischlin within the IFSW United Nations Commission and representatives will focus on one or two themes (such as social protection, health…) that are relevant for global social work

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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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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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