Experienced Social Worker – Challenge 2000 – Wellington

Job Description
Challenge 2000 is a professional Social Work and Youth Development agency that supports young people and families in the greater Wellington area.
One means of support Challenge 2000 provides is MASSiSS (Multi-Agency Support Services in Secondary Schools), with a team of social workers based in six secondary schools across Porirua and the Hutt Valley.
We are seeking experienced social workers to join this team:
A social worker to be based at one of the colleges
A social worker to provide leadership and supervision to the team

You must be:
A qualified and experienced social worker
Registered with the SWRB
Able to support Challenge 2000’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and express that commitment via your social and community work practice
Committed to and experienced in working with Māori and Pacific communities
Experienced in working with adolescents and their families
Committed to a strengths-based approach and empowering young people to achieve their dreams
Solution-focused, goal-oriented and a critical thinker
Committed to social justice and social transformation
An effective communicator
Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary college and community team
Able to network and build effective working relationships with other agencies
Keen to develop new ways of supporting youth and families to develop their strengths and create the present and future they desire

For the team leader position, you must:
Be a team player
Have experience supervising social workers and supporting them to develop their practice
Have the resilience and competency to help team members navigate challenging and complex scenarios
Be able to build strong working relationships with senior management in the colleges and with other team leaders at Challenge 2000
NB: The team leader role could be managed part-time.

Both positions require:
New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa
A current full clean drivers licence
Salary is negotiable for the right applicant.

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for either of these roles, send your CV and covering letter to Mel Dalbeth via info@challenge2000.org.nz.
In your cover letter, please specify which role you are applying for.
Applications close Thursday 24th November 2022.