Social Worker – Waikato

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  • Make a difference for children, families and communities
  • Empower children and young people to achieve their full potential

At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children we’re on a journey to ensure that all tamariki belong and are part of loving whānau and their communities. 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. Using the latest strengths-based practice tools and assessment frameworks; you will work hard to get quality outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi.

A big part of your day will be:

  • Meeting with children and young people and ensuring their voices are heard.
  • Completing assessments and creating plans.
  • Participating in family group conferences.
  • Partnering with other agencies and the community to find the best outcomes for everyone.

We can offer:

  • A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career.
  • A salary range between $54,746.80 – $91,606.
  • On-going support and career development.
  • Discounts on Southern Cross Health Insurance.
  • Access to a government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates.

What we are looking for from you is:

  • A social work qualification that is recognised by the SWRB or have full SWRB registration and a current APC.
  • The ability to listen – hear what the tamariki or young person has to say.
  • Cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Resilience, motivation and be self-driven.
  • Flexibility to work an after-hours duty roster
  • Strong computer literacy.
  • A full, clean and valid New Zealand driver’s licence.

Applications close: 24 March 2019.

How to apply:

Please apply using the “apply now” button. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

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Current Oranga Tamariki employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure your myHR employee profile is recognised as ‘internal’.

For any further discussion about the role, contact Terri Telford on


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