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 Job Centre on the Home Page.

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

Social Worker – Te Kaipara, Northland

Applications close: 28 October 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 at Oranga Tamariki. We’re looking for qualified and registered social workers who want to make a difference by putting children at the heart of everything they do. 
Come and join our Child Protection team. We are open to applications from new social work graduates to experienced practitioners.
We are looking for you to come and help us deliver better outcomes for our 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-whānau, family group conferences and partnering with other agencies, community groups and iwi to improve lives.

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Nurses, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists – Mental Health Focus, Nelson Marlborough

Applications close: Thursday 15 November 2018 (unless filled prior).
Our Community Assessment (CAT) team provides high-quality and comprehensive assessment and treatment for adults and their families. 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.
You will need to be a Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist. You will be experienced in providing intensive, developmentally-appropriate, community-centered, mental health interventions and ongoing assessments for patients. You will have an up to date knowledge of mental health and associated issues. Experience and knowledge of addictions will be highly regarded. Whilst we are looking for experienced Practitioners we recruit primarily for attitude.

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Family Support Worker – Christchurch

Applications close at 5pm on Mon 5th November 2018
Our Team is seeking one full time Family Support Workers (these are fixed term positions through to 30 June 2020).
Following a comprehensive orientation you will work alongside a specified number of client families primarily in their homes in a planned and focused way. You will do this in a professional, sensitive and culturally appropriate manner.

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Social Worker in Schools, West Coast

Applications close on Friday 9 November 2018 at 11.30pm
HomebuildersHomebuilders is a child and family support service offering services across the West Coast from Karamea in the north to Hokitika in the south. We offer a range of services including: Homebased Social Work Support, Respite Care, Counselling, Social Workers in Schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Mentoring, Buller Family/Whanau Violence Prevention Network.
You will need to demonstrate how you will work with children and families to sustain strong health, welfare and education outcomes for our children.
Come and be our Social Worker in Schools!!

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Social Worker – Community Specialist Palliative Care (Full time)

Closing date 9 November 2018
Social Worker – Community Specialist Palliative Care (Full time) – Hospice West Auckland is looking to employ an experienced NZ registered Social Worker to ensure the Social (Familial, support, placement, care) needs and psychological (mental and emotional) needs of our patients and their families are appropriately met.

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Child & Youth Therapist, Dunedin

Closing date: Monday 29 October 2018.
This position will see you managing a limited caseload, providing assessment, treatment and co-working to facilitate the best outcome for children and families. 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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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Social Work – Auckland

Applications close: Wednesday, 7 November 2018.
He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Work Practitioner / Social Work Academic to join us at either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level, to undertake research, research-informed teaching and thesis supervision in social work, and to mentor Māori students to develop professional identities as Māori Practitioners and Researchers.

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Caregiver Training Manager, Oranga Tamariki

Applications close: 26 October 2018.  
The purpose of this role which is part of the Caregiver Recruitment and Support Leadership Team, is to lead the organisational training strategy for caregivers, oversee its implementation and evaluate its outcomes. You will ensure that advice, expertise and experience in programme design and delivery is integrated into the organisation’s planning and development processes for caregiver support.
You will work collaboratively with external training delivery partners and alongside new partners as we commission new services with them.  You will drive training initiatives to ensure that overall and individual training and development needs for caregivers are consistently met.           

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National Manager Adoption Service, Oranga Tamariki

Applications close: 26 October 2018.
The purpose of this role is to support the General Manager Care Support in achieving key accountabilities by leading the National Adoption Service. You will build and lead a high performing adoption team which will work closely with others to deliver high quality adoption services; ensure service delivery and practice are enhanced; and risks are monitored, assessed and managed effectively. You will need to establish and implement nationally agreed processes and systems to enable full and effective delivery of services by the team.

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Practice Advisor Adoption Service, Oranga Tamariki

Applications close: 26 October 2018.
The role of the Practice Advisor Adoption is responsible for providing practice guidance and professional oversight of the adoption service as well as building the capability of practitioners in the adoption service. The role is also responsible to providing practice advice on international casework matters.
The Practice Advisor Adoption is a key role and a critical quality practice link for Oranga Tamariki, integral to strengthening practice across regional and national levels.  Linking into the Office of the Chief Social Worker – Director Professional Practice team, this role will provide the Care Support Team with high quality and consistent professional practice advice that supports practitioners and Managers to achieve good outcomes for children who cross borders, birth parents, adoptive applicants, adults for whom adoption has been a feature of their life and children who are in need of an adoption.

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Practice Advisor Caregiver Recruitment and Support – Oranga Tamariki

Applications close: 26 October 2018. 
We are responsible for providing stable loving homes for tamariki. We embrace the principles of mana tamaiti, whakapapa and whanaungatanga. We put caregivers at the centre of everything we do. We are entirely committed to delivering excellence in the caregiver journey.
The role of the Practice Advisor is responsible for providing practice guidance and professional oversight of the caregiver recruitment and support service as well as building the capability of practitioners.

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Caregiver Recruitment and Support Operations Manager – ( Two Opportunities) North & South

Applications close: 26 October 2018. 
We are responsible for providing stable loving homes for tamariki. We embrace the principles of mana tamaiti, whakapapa and whānaungatanga. To meet the needs of tamariki in care we put caregivers at the centre of everything we do. We are entirely committed to delivering excellence in the caregiver journey.
The Operations Manager role which is part of the Caregiver Recruitment and Support Leadership Team will build and lead a high performing caregiver centric team to deliver exceptional recruitment and support services to caregivers across regions. This role interacts with other areas of the Care Services team and the wider organisation, to ensure that caregiver expectations and needs are exceeded.  

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Caregiver Insights and Experience Manager – Oranga Tamariki

Applications close: 26 October 2018.  
We are responsible for supporting Oranga Tamariki to provide stable loving homes for tamariki. We embrace the principles of mana tamaiti, whakapapa and whānaungatanga. We put caregivers at the centre of everything we do. We are entirely committed to delivering excellence in the caregiver journey.
The purpose of this role is to lead activities that build a deep understanding of Caregiver needs and expectations across the organisation. You will be part of the Caregiver Recruitment and Support Leadership Team and responsible for developing a programme of work to collect and synthesise the voices of caregivers and advocate for change and improvement. You will work collaboratively with project teams and other teams across the business to lead the creation of effective recruitment and support services for caregivers.

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Mental Health Professional – Child, Adolescent and Family Service – Southland

Closing date: Friday 26 October 2018.
Here at Southern DHB, we’re up to the challenge of realising our vision of Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora; and to help us achieve this we’re very focused on bringing into our organisation people who display our values of being Kind, Open and Positive, with a sense of Community.
We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Mental Health Professional to fill this role working with children and adolescents (and their families), with mental health difficulties. If you have experience in the provision of psychotherapy on an individual or group basis and you’re passionate with an unwavering belief in people’s recovery – then you might just be the one for us! osing date: Friday 26 October 2018.

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Case Leader Residential Services – Puketai, Dunedin

Applications close: Sunday, 21 October 2018 
Puketai Care and Protection residence in Dunedin offers a residential programme and a community based programme. The residence programme allows for a period of stabilisation and assessment for up to eight tamariki. This is provided through therapeutic interventions, meeting their health and specialist needs, re-engaging into mainstream education, skill development and a focus on cultural identity. The community based programme is run from two specialist group homes based in Dunedin and Invercargill.  There are four tamariki in each home.
Puketai Residence is now looking for a professional with clinical skills and proven experience in developing plans and coordinating casework as part of a multi-disciplinary team to join us.  

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Behaviour Specialist, Wellington

Applications Close: 19th of October 2018.
Do you want to work for one of New Zealand’s 2018 Randstad Employer Brand awardee for most attractive employers? Do you aspire to be part of a rapidly growing, innovative and exciting organisation?
Explore Specialist Services is the sole national provider for behaviour support in New Zealand and part of Healthcare of New Zealand Holdings Limited. We provide specialist behaviour support services to people with disabilities of all ages, their families/whanau and their support networks. Explore work with a culturally diverse population and is committed to supporting clients in a culturally responsive manner.

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Team Leader, South Auckland

Applications for this role will close on 22nd October.
Are you an experienced Social Worker or Counsellor used to managing a team? We have an excellent leadership opportunity for you!
Permanent, full time role
Lead a committed & professional team
Be a part of creating better outcomes for the local community
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.

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Lecturer in Social Work – University of Otago

Applications will close on Sunday, 28 October 2018.
In the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work, people are our focus and we specialise in teaching and research on what makes societies, contemporary and historical social issues, the influence of gender in our work and leisure, ways of working with people, and advancing knowledge about children and families.
We are seeking to appoint a full-time confirmation path Lecturer in Social Work. In this role you will contribute to teaching and curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the following key areas of the social work curriculum

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Social Worker – Part Time, Golden Bay

Applications close 31 October 2018. 
Mohua Social Services is recruiting a part-time social worker (25 hours) to support our tamariki and whānau. 
Based in Golden Bay, this position requires a qualified and registered Social Worker with experience in the engagement, assessment and intervention approach with children and families. 

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Social Worker – Community Mental Health, Invercargill

Closing Date: Monday 22 October 2018
You’ll have an excellent set of skills – written and oral communication; needs assessment; networking; advocacy; critical thinking and time management. Plus you’ll have the ability to support and empower the consumer and the family/whanau to reach their goals. Previous experience in a mental health social work position, ideally within a community setting, will be a distinct advantage.

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Crisis Response Team Leader – Manukau

Applications Close: 19 October 2018
Are you a compassionate person who wants to make a real difference in your community?
We are a not for profit agency based in Papatoetoe providing crucial counselling to those affected by sexual harm. We are seeking an experienced social services professional with a knowledge of the dynamics of sexual violence, and experience in crisis intervention.
We are looking for a special individual who is dedicated, caring, willing to go the extra mile, flexible, level-headed and a team player.

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Social Workers Care & Protection, Christchurch Metro

Applications close:  Sunday, 21 October 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 our 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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Family/Whānau Development (Social Worker) Senior Practitioner, Palmerston North

Applications Close: 5pm, Friday 26 October 2018
As an Innovative Community Development organisation we require a full time Senior Practitioner.
Would you like a position where you:

Journey alongside families and help them discover their strengths and resources.
Help whanau achieve identified goals by building on their strengths.
Provide therapeutic and educational groups that enhance whanau
Provide supervision and mentoring to team members 
Build a community that enhances family/whanau wellbeing.
Are part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

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Social Workers, Auckland

New Zealand and international literature has established that prisoners have greater mental health needs than the general population, and have a greater risk of self-harm and suicide.
The Department of Corrections devotes significant time and resource into caring for prisoners vulnerable to self-harm and suicide.  Alongside the significant recent investments in mental health services, the Department has identified an opportunity to take a more holistic and long-term approach to improve the well-being of those in our care.
We have 2 very different Social Work positions within our Auckland Regional Women’s Correctional Facility;

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Professional Lead – Health Social Worker, Lakes District DHB

Closing Date 19 October 2018
This role requires extensive liaison and co-ordination across the physical health Social Work team plus provides professional advice to the mental health and community Social Workers across Lakes District Health Board. We are looking for a person who has a proven clinical background in Social Work, and a proven record in leading Social Workers.

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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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