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Social Worker - Family Support

Advertiser: BarnardosMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
3 Sept 2019
Location
Wellington, Hutt Valley
Salary
$20 - $29.99 per hour
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Social Worker - Family Support

About the Role

As a family support Social Worker based in our Lower Hutt office you will work directly with children and families in their own environment to help develop resiliency, reinforce positive parenting, and assist children and families to access community resources.

Responsibilities

  • Work with children and families using your wide range of social work skills and strategies.

  • Collaborate with families and whanau to assess the needs of children and tamariki. 

  • Create and monitor action plans using appropriate interventions and the resources available to assist the client family.

  • Contribute to the development of group programmes and deliver them to children and families to reinforce this one-to-one work

  • Support families to use their strengths, support networks, and resources independently to develop greater resiliency and maintain a positive and safe environment for their children and family within their community. 

    Skills and Experience

    Some of our work can be quite challenging so you will be resilient and flexible person with a positive attitude. You will be working with a small passionate team of social workers who are working hard for Kiwi kids

    • Registration with SWRB or eligibility to register

    • Experience of working with children and families

    • Proven ability to complete complex child and parenting case assessments & case work

    • Effective communication skills

    • Experience and effective report writing skills.

    • Knowledge of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

    • A current clear driver's licence

    About Barnardos

    Barnardos is New Zealand's leading children's charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We're here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

    With your help, we can do even more.

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

    This role sits within the Barnardos Child & Family Social Worker job family.

    For more information please contact Service Manager Vicky Lynch  – Vicky.lynch@barnardos.org.nz

    Applications close Friday 4 October

    About the Role

    As a family support Social Worker based in our Lower Hutt office you will work directly with children and families in their own environment to help develop resiliency, reinforce positive parenting, and assist children and families to access community resources.

    Responsibilities

    • Work with children and families using your wide range of social work skills and strategies.

    • Collaborate with families and whanau to assess the needs of children and tamariki. 

    • Create and monitor action plans using appropriate interventions and the resources available to assist the client family.

    • Contribute to the development of group programmes and deliver them to children and families to reinforce this one-to-one work

    • Support families to use their strengths, support networks, and resources independently to develop greater resiliency and maintain a positive and safe environment for their children and family within their community. 

      Skills and Experience

      Some of our work can be quite challenging so you will be resilient and flexible person with a positive attitude. You will be working with a small passionate team of social workers who are working hard for Kiwi kids

      • Registration with SWRB or eligibility to register

      • Experience of working with children and families

      • Proven ability to complete complex child and parenting case assessments & case work

      • Effective communication skills

      • Experience and effective report writing skills.

      • Knowledge of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

      • A current clear driver's licence

      About Barnardos

      Barnardos is New Zealand's leading children's charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We're here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

      With your help, we can do even more.

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

      This role sits within the Barnardos Child & Family Social Worker job family.

      For more information please contact Service Manager Vicky Lynch  – Vicky.lynch@barnardos.org.nz

      Applications close Friday 4 October

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

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