Social Worker - Child Development Services

Nelson Marlborough Health

  • Permanent Part Time
  • Nelson-Tasman


  • Are you a registered Social Worker with a passion for working alongside children and their whanau?
  • Do you want to work in a fantastic multidisciplinary team that is supportive and stimulating?
  • Come join us in the beautiful Marlborough region

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We are looking for a Registered Social Worker to join our Child Development Service in Wairau (Marlborough) on a permanent, part-time basis working 32 hours a fortnight (0.4 FTE). This role is based at the Community Health Hub where you will work collaboratively with other services such as Needs Assessment Services, Ti Piki Oranga, Explore, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and the Ministry of Education, to name a few. The role will require you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs.

You will provide social work support to whanau in the community alongside the multidisciplinary team of allied health professionals.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be registered with the NZ Social Workers Registration Board, and work in a collaborative way, delivering client-centred practice from a strengths perspective. You will ideally have experience working with tamariki and their whanau in a health setting and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will bring an understanding of the social determinants of health, and the impact on health and psychosocial needs.

We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability who share our values to apply. Our organisation is committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and values diversity, partnership, access to equity, inclusivity and empathy.

For the health and safety of staff and patients all NMH staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021,including boosters.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We offer a great team environment, are supportive of professional development and we strive to create a positive work environment with balanced and safe workloads and workplace wellness programmes. We do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.

Situated at the top of the South Island, Blenheim is well known for its temperate climate, award winning wineries, stunning scenery and outdoor pursuits - all available within minutes of the town centre. For more information on the Marlborough region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. For role specific information please contact Carol Merrilees - Team Leader - Child Development Services on or phone Carol on 027 246 0481

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position.


Applications are open until filled.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early. Please don't hesitate to call Carol if you have any role related questions.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.



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