Social Worker – Kia Manawanui

Oranga Tamariki

  • Auckland

We are looking for dynamic Social Worker's to come and join our team in our Grey Lyn Site in Tāmaki Makaurau

This opportunity will suit someone who wants to increase their kete of knowledge and is willing to give new things a go. Someone who feels confident working through tricky and challenging situations and is willing to evidence kaitiakitanga in their practice. Someone who is culturally competent, embracing whakamanawa, whakapapa and working alongside our iwi partners.

Mō mātou - About us

Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do.

In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tikaand Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey

Tāmaki Makaurau Specialist Teams consists of two intensive social work teams working with tamariki, rangatahi and whānau across the wider Tāmaki area.

Mō te tūnga - About the role

This role will see you working within the Kia Manawanui (Formerly Engaging Challenging Youth) team and working in partnership with various other stakeholders such as whānau, Iwi, NGO's and other government partners. You will be part of a team who make bold and courageous decisions to protect our tamariki and rangatahi.

As one of our Social Worker's it will be your duty to adhere to best practice and to provide the best possible care and delivery of services. It is paramount you portray strong, professional ethics and a holistic approach that is client-centered and strengths-based.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu - What you will bring

Key requirements of the role include the following:

  • Social work registration and experience working with tamariki, rangatahi and whānau
  • Client focussed skills, motivational Interviewing skills are an advantage
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Information gathering skills and experience
  • Cultural awareness and good relationship management
  • Problem-solving and judgement
  • Integrity in working with whānau and other stakeholders
  • Ability to work as part of a team and add support as and where needed
  • An open mind and want to go above and beyond what is in your job description
  • Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural practices in particular; knowledge of tikanga Māori, and Pacific peoples' culture

Nōu te rourou - What's in it for you

Oranga Tamariki offer an impartial remuneration package, that offers progression annually for experience through tenure. Annual remuneration for this position starts between $74,839.35 and $90,714.38 dependant 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.

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Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you apply with a log in using your Oranga Tamariki email address.

At Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children, our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our kaimahi and the tamariki and whānau we support.We have strict health and safety measures to keep our people safe and as part of this role, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or intend to be prior to starting with us. We may also ask you to undertake COVID-19 tests during your employment.

If you have any questions about role, please contact

Applications close Wednesday, 8 December 2021.

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