Job Centre

The ANZASW is the professional representative body of Social Workers in New Zealand, over 3,4300 members nationally.

For more detailed information on who we are, what we do, and how we may be of assistance to you, please contact Fiona Scott fionas@anzasw.nz

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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 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 – Adult Community, Auckland

Work alongside a passionate interdisciplinary team made up of multiple allied health professionals to deliver patient-centred social work services in the community.

You will work alongside a supportive team in a fun, friendly and fast-paced environment where no two days are the same.

Due to the holiday period, interviews will take place during the week of 20th January 2020.

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Refugee Settlement Programme, Manager and Social Worker, Blenheim

Applications close at 5pm on 6 Jan 2020.

The Pathways to Settlement Manager is a Senior Social Worker who provides direct management to Social Workers, Settlement Case Workers, Settlement Cross Cultural Workers and the Volunteer Programme Lead.  Additionally the position oversees provision of client support and ensures safe practice.  The Pathways to Settlement Manager contributes to development of social work and settlement work within the service. The Pathways to Settlement Manager is responsible for building and maintaining networks with service providers in the community sector and ensuring referral routes into mainstream service providers.
The Social Worker provides comprehensive assessments, social work support and settlement support to former refugees settling in New Zealand to regain control of their lives.

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Senior Practitioner, Nelson

Full Time – Nelson “Supporting Families Caring for Children” Open Home Foundation (OHF) Nelson, is currently seeking a permanent full-time Senior Practitioner. OHF is committed to mobilising the mainstream Christian community to serve tamariki and whānau in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide excellent training and development options for this challenging yet rewarding position. The successful applicant will have:  Registration with […]

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Haumaru Whānau Coordinator, Hawke’s Bay

72 hours per fortnight (0.9FTE)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior clinician to provide specialist Intimate Partner Violence and child protection expertise and leadership of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) Violence Intervention Programmes (VIP).
The ability to work collaboratively and influence at a regional and national level along with excellent communication, facilitation and co-ordination skills is essential.
You will be committed to leading innovative practice, have knowledge of, and a demonstrated ability to achieve continuous improvement outcomes. You will also be committed to ongoing professional development, and a desire to maintain the exemplar status of the VIP programmes.
To be successful you will need to have an understanding of Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga, have worked with Māori whānau, have group facilitation skills, a desire to influence positive change, an interest in contributing to the well-being of our children and youth and their families/whanau.

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Social Worker – Invercargill

Application closes 20 December 2019

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.
We are currently looking for a permanent full-time Social Worker to join our passionate and supportive team at our Invercargill site office. In this fast-paced role, you will be participating in developing and delivering plans to ensure the tamariki and rangatahi voices are heard. You will also be partnering with other agencies and the community to identify the best outcomes for all stakeholders. 
In order to make positive changes in the lives of our young people and families in our community, you will also be utilising the latest strength-based practice tools and assessment framework which will support and guide our clients to reach their best potential. 

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Social Workers – Whangarei

Are you passionate in making a real and positive difference to New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi? At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we are passionate about caring for children and supporting families. Our goal is to establish a multiagency approach to protecting and caring for New Zealand’s most risk children and young people. Join a team with big hearts and a drive for getting things right for its children, young people and community. You can be part of a positive and collaborative team and help children and young people be safe, strong and thrive.

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Social Worker – Fixed Term – Whakatane

Applications close on Thursday 19th December 2019.

 Do you want to make a genuine, positive impact on the lives of tamariki, rangatahi and whānau? We have an exciting 6 months fixed term Social Worker opportunity available to 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 Whakatane today.

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Social Worker – Wellington Region

Permanent, Full time – Wellington region 
Do you believe in the values of Oranga Tamariki? Are you an innovative practitioner who is committed to developing strong, trusting relationships with whanau, hapu and Iwi?
If you are passionate in making a real, positive impact to New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi look no further because we are currently looking for social workers to join our team in both Wellington and Porirua sites. We are seeking for a creative, highly organised, quick thinker and ideally (not essential) experienced practitioners who enjoy working in a fast paced and ever-changing environment. 

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Social Worker – Court Report Writer – Section 132, Canterbury Region

Applications close:  18 December 2019

Specialised role, focusing on court and report writing
Located anywhere in the Canterbury region
Assisting front line for periods of time on request
Assisting and mentoring in supporting new graduates on sites
The Canterbury Oranga Tamariki sites are working together in a new and exciting way. We currently have an opportunity available for 3 experienced Social Workers to move into the s132 Court Report Writer role.
The successful applicants will work across the sites in the Canterbury region.  You may be based at any of the Canterbury sites but will require travelling across the region.  

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Social Work Educator, Hamilton

Wintec’s Centre for Health and Social Practice is seeking a highly motivated and experienced, registered Social Worker to join the Bachelor of Social Work teaching team based in Hamilton.
This full-time role involves teaching social work students, contributing to the Bachelor of Social Work team projects, and conducting research. The Centre has a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership, and the Social Work degree is underpinned by an experiential approach to learning which links work, education, and personal and professional development. Importance is placed upon ensuring that graduates are work-ready and well prepared to gain employment or to enhance and extend employment opportunities.

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Frontline Social Worker, Wellington

Applications Close: 5pm Friday 20 December 2019

We need experienced, qualified kaimahi to join our vibrant frontline team. You will be working with some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people in our city, helping to identify their needs and the support they require to achieve wellbeing. You’ll be willing to roll your sleeves up and do whatever tasks are required to support them.
No two days are alike at DCM! You’ll have the opportunity to develop in your practice with a diverse and experienced team.

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Social Worker/Behavioural Therapist/Counsellor-Team Leader Opportunity, Auckland

We’re looking for an experienced and passionate person to lead one of our Foster Care teams based in Auckland. If you are a registered social worker or health professional, have experience leading a clinical team and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, we’d love to hear from you!
Our Foster Care teams provides care-based services for at-risk young people with severe and complex behavioural problems. The purpose of the role is to increase engagement in education, training or employment. In the near future, as part of your role you will be helping implement an evidence-based model for this service.
As team leader, you will be responsible for ensuring your team delivers effective and timely services for young people in a programme that is proven to work. Your main areas of responsibility will be to, provide clinical supervision and cultivate a supportive and passionate team culture and recruit and train Foster Carers.

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Head of Counselling, Christchurch

Applications close December 16, 2019.

An exciting and seldom available opportunity to lead our Bachelor of Counselling programme in 2020 has arisen.

Vision College has a Christian special character operating nationwide from multiple campuses, and is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader to oversee our well established School of Counselling in Christchurch, which offers the Bachelor of Counselling. Passionate about your Christian faith, you will see this role as an extension of the call of God on your life and an outworking of your Christian faith in practice.
Alongside key leadership objectives the role provides opportunity to contribute to lecturing, and participate in ongoing personal research in your fields of interest and expertise

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Social Workers, Care Services – Oranga Tamariki, Auckland Region

Auckland South, Northwest and Central Auckland 
In order to make positive changes in the lives of children and families in our community, we need people like you who have knowledge, experience and are passionate about the wellbeing of children. Join a team 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.

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Dean, School of Social Work, Canada

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.
Memorial University seeks a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as Dean of the School of Social Work. The successful candidate will work closely with all members of the school and its communities to further develop its existing academic strengths, facilitate its internal and external relationships, and enhance its visibility in Atlantic Canada and beyond.
Consideration of candidates will begin in January 2020. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Social Worker, Queenstown

Closing date: Sunday, 15 December 2019

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers-patients, staff and communities – are at the forefront of everything we do.
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.

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Fertility Counsellor, Wellington

Applications Close: 16-December-2019
With more than 30 years of commitment to the treatment of fertility, Fertility Associates is the leading provider of fertility services in New Zealand. We are very proud to celebrate over 20’000 babies born through our reproductive technology. Today 1 in 50 Kiwi babies will start with Fertility Associates- that’s nearly one in every classroom
We are inviting enquiries from suitably qualified people, eligible for full ANZICA membership to join our counselling team to provide counselling for patients at our Wellington clinic in a .3 FTE position over 2 days a week.

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Counsellor/Therapist/Social Worker, Whangarei

You will need to be able to work collaboratively with other professionals and/or services and build strong relationships. Ideally you are a registered (or interim/provisionally registered) counsellor, psychotherapist, psychologist or social worker who is passionate about working with whānau and rangatahi.
Of particular importance is our valuing of diversity and our commitment to our bi-cultural journey. You will have a genuine appreciation for how we integrate Māori and Pasifika kaupapa into our daily working life.

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Social Worker, Nelson

Full Time – Nelson
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 and development options for this challenging and rewarding position.

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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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