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Social Worker - Foster care

Advertiser: BarnardosMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
29 May 2019
Location
Auckland, Auckland Central
Salary
$55,000 - $59,999
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Social Worker - Foster care

About the role

As a Social Worker in our Foster Care team, you will be involved with foster care recruitment and assessment across the wider Auckland region.  This rewarding but challenging role supports foster care placements with a range of children, including some very complex backgrounds and needs requiring intensive placement support. 

Skill and Experience

To be successful in this role:

  • You will be a qualified Social Worker – fully registered. 
  • You'll have experience working with vulnerable children and their families using a social work case management framework, and be familiar with theory and practice around the impact of abuse and trauma.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience is required.
  •  Excellent communication skills are key. 
  • You'll also need resilience and flexibility, and the ability to build strong professional relationships with families and service providers. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours including On call
  • An unrestricted New Zealand driver's license is also required.

Benefits and perks

  • Family friendly organisation
  • Reduced cost childcare and other benefits
  • Professional and supportive colleagues

About Barnardos

Barnardos is New Zealand's leading children's charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families.  Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā – our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.

To view the position description visit https://www.barnardos.org.nz/work-for-us/

For more information contact lesley.macken@barnardos.org.nz

Closes 17 June

About the role

As a Social Worker in our Foster Care team, you will be involved with foster care recruitment and assessment across the wider Auckland region.  This rewarding but challenging role supports foster care placements with a range of children, including some very complex backgrounds and needs requiring intensive placement support. 

Skill and Experience

To be successful in this role:

  • You will be a qualified Social Worker – fully registered. 
  • You'll have experience working with vulnerable children and their families using a social work case management framework, and be familiar with theory and practice around the impact of abuse and trauma.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience is required.
  •  Excellent communication skills are key. 
  • You'll also need resilience and flexibility, and the ability to build strong professional relationships with families and service providers. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours including On call
  • An unrestricted New Zealand driver's license is also required.

Benefits and perks

  • Family friendly organisation
  • Reduced cost childcare and other benefits
  • Professional and supportive colleagues

About Barnardos

Barnardos is New Zealand's leading children's charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families.  Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā – our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.

To view the position description visit https://www.barnardos.org.nz/work-for-us/

For more information contact lesley.macken@barnardos.org.nz

Closes 17 June

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a social worker?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?

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