Care and Protection Supervisor

Oranga Tamariki

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Care and Protection Supervisor - permanent - Blenheim

Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children, currently have an opportunity for a supervisor to join our Blenheim site.

Bring your well-developed social work skills to lead a team at our Blenheim site. If you are a dynamic Practitioner who enjoys coaching and mentoring and you're looking for a new challenge, we would like to hear from you! We are looking for experienced social worker supervisors or child protection social workers to join our Blenheim site as a Supervisor Social Worker, Care and Protection.

Help inspire and lead a team of social workers to get the best outcomes for our children, young people and whānau. We are on a transformational journey to enable our practice to be truly child centric. We put the voice and needs of them first, we hear what they have to say, and we make sure that above all else, they are safe, strong and in an environment where they can thrive.

As a Supervisor Social Worker, you will play an integral part in making this happen. You will ensure social workers carry out quality assessments and make evidence-based decisions. Your ability to quickly work through complex information to make robust, safe is important.

Mō te tūnga - About the role

In this role you will be part of a supportive team who work closely together and who are passionate about supporting Oranga Tamariki in delivering positive outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi. Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can and should flourish.

As a supervisor you will also uphold best practices and adhere to providing the best possible care and delivery of services. You will need to portray strong professional ethics and a holistic approach, that is client-centered and strengths-based.

To be successful in this position, you will need to display a caring, friendly demeanor and be a real team player with an open-minded approach.

What you will bring - Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu:

  • Registration with the SWRB and a current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Well established child protection Social Work knowledge and practices
  • Experience in leading and inspiring a team
  • Upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and demonstrating this in practice
  • Have a good understanding of section 7(AA) of The Oranga Tamariki Act
  • Demonstrated resilience, critical thinking, and problem-solving techniques
  • Good communication skills, time management and strong conflict resolution skills

What's in it for you? - Nōu te rourou:

  • Commitment to the highest standards of strengths-based social work practice
  • On-going professional development
  • Access to corporate health fund discounts and a banking package with Westpac
  • The opportunity to work with a wider value-based organisation
  • The opportunity to work in a supportive learning environment

We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible working options, and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.

Oranga Tamariki offer an impartial remuneration package, that offers progression annually for experience through tenure. Annual remuneration for this position starts between $103,785.12 and $138,380.15 dependent on experience. We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.

For an informal chat around whether Oranga Tamariki and Blenheim is right for you. Please contact Carol Buck carol.buck@ot.govt.nz

How to apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you register or login using your work email address. For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site, please do not email through applications and/or CVs. If you have any questions about the role, please contact hannah.mumm@ot.govt.nz

Applications close on Thursday, 28 October 2021.

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