Social Worker – Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children – Canterbury

Job Description
Social Worker (Permanent), Sydenham-Christchurch

are you a qualified experienced social worker seeking a new challenge?
looking to make a difference in the lives of young people in our community
front-line Social Work opportunity in a supportive team
full time, permanent position

At Oranga Tamariki, 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 vulnerable children and young people.

We are currently looking for a permanent qualified and experienced Social Worker to join our Sydenham site in Christchurch. In this fast paced role, you will work with other social services, agencies and providers to ensure the needs of the child or young person and their family are fully met.

This position is within the Care and Protection Youth Team and your initial focus as an experienced Social Worker will be to provide mentoring to newer and less experienced staff members within, and developing best practice.

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.

We can offer you:

a challenging, fascinating and gratifying career
on-going training and regular supervision
a cohesive & supportive team environment
commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work

To be successful in this rewarding position, you will need:

a qualification in social work recognised by the social work registration board
SWRB registration with current APC or working towards gaining registration
excellent written & oral communication skills
demonstrated resilience, problem solving techniques & flexibility
excellent time management & organisational skills
strong PC & Microsoft Office Suite skills with excellent report writing and written communication skills
full current driver’s licence

If you think you have what it takes, and are dedicated to achieving positive change for children, young people and their families in the community, then we want to hear from you.

How to apply

Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

All external applicants including Ministry of Social Development employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note all applications must be made online

If you have any questions about the roles please contact Kellie Blyth on

Applications close: 26 February 2018

Please click here to Apply Online

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