Whānau Worker- Fixed Term | Oamaru

Kia ora 

Excellent working conditions, fantastic team, and interesting work

  • We have a fixed-term position available ending 23 May 2024 to cover parental leave
  • We have been providing social services in Otago for over 50 years
  • The safety and well-being of tamariki are our priority

There are a lot of reasons you'd want to work with us

  • The opportunity to gain great experience and growth
  • A supportive team environment where you will be valued
  • Flexibility options if needed (e.g., working from home)
  • A flexible “as and when required basis” sick leave policy

Check out our video below to hear what our Social Worker Bushie thinks about working for us and read Why Join Us? and the Position Description

About the role

  • 35 hours per week (negotiable) based in Ōamaru
  • Work in our Family Start programme to support whānau who struggle with challenges that put health, education, and social outcomes for their pepi at risk
  • Salary range $49,115 - $63,963 pa. (pro-rated to hours worked) commensurate with skills and experience

About you (the applicant)

  • Essential: A qualification in Social Work that meets SWRB Registration, or Level 7 qualifications in Early Childhood Education or Health Field 
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • An understanding of Care and Protection principles and the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
  • Good knowledge of community resources and an ability to develop networks, particularly in the Māori and Pasifika communities
  • Experience working with whānau who need support with complex and often stressful situations
  • Sound computer and database skills
  • You must have a current driver's licence

If you share our commitment and passion, apply via seek with your cover letter and CV. Applications close at 12.00pm on Friday, 10 March 2023. We'd love to hear from you. 

Notes: Interviews may start before the closing date for the right person.