Family Violence Response Specialist - Otahuhu, Auckland South

Oranga Tamariki

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Auckland

Be part of a supportive team who are fully committed to achieving positive outcomes for young people, whānau and the community.

Our Family Violence Response Specialist is responsible for assessing family harm in conjunction with interagency partners, and the New Zealand Police. You will be instrumental in planning and implementing interventions that contribute to the safety and well-being of families.

This full time, permanent position will be located in Homai. The position will require you to coordinate our response and to facilitate, lead, guide and support our work with the New Zealand Police to reduce family harm. You will also be working closely with our partner agencies to ensure the safety and best interests of children and young people are at the centre of what we do.  

We offer:
•    A salary range between $55,000 - $100,000 (commensurate with skills and experience)
•    A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career
•    On-going training and regular supervision
•    Commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work

Preference is given to those who have:

•    Flexibility to work Saturday and Sunday
•    Previous experience as a Senior Practitioner (ideal but not a mandate)
•    Thorough knowledge of Oranga Tamariki processes and responses
•    Sound knowledge of Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014 and other relevant legislation
•    Experience working with tamariki and whanau as well as proven successful experience in working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, in particular Maori and Pacific cultures
•    Knowledge of family violence pathways
•    Knowledge of the theories of family violence and interventions, and associated concepts/constructs
•    An understanding of Non-Government sector (NGO) and the public sector context within which OT works
•    A full, clean and valid New Zealand driver's licence
You must have a Social Work Qualification that is recognised by the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) or have full SWRB registration and current APC. 

Applications close 1 December 2020

How to apply:
This position is open to internal and external applicants. All applications must be submitted online
For enquires please contact


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