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Social Worker - Social Workers In Schools

Advertiser: BarnardosMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
4 Nov 2019
Location
Southland, Invercargill
Salary
$50,000 - $54,999
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Social Worker - Social Workers In Schools

About the role

We are looking for a Social Worker with experience and interest in working with tamariki and their family/whānau to join our Social Worker in Schools team in the Gore/Mataura area. 

The Social Worker in Schools service is an early intervention social work service based within the primary and intermediate schools environment. This role provides the opportunity to work closely with tamariki and their whānau and have genuine engagement with the clients of the service and the wider school community. 

Duties

  • Work with tamariki and families/whānau using a wide range of social work skills and strategies.
  • Collaborate with families/whānau to assess the needs of tamariki.
  • Create and monitor action plans using appropriate interventions to assist the client family.
  • Contribute to the development of group programmes and deliver them to children and families/whānau to reinforce this one-to-one work
  • Support families to use their strengths,  to develop greater resiliency and maintain a positive and safe environment for their tamariki/whānau in their community.

Skills and experience

You will need to be:

  • a qualified and experienced Social Worker (SWRB registered or eligible for registration)
  • skilled and experienced in working with vulnerable children and families
  • familiar with working in culturally diverse environments, especially Māori and Pasifika
  • proactive and have good time management and computer skills
  • a self-starter who can work independently
  • competent  implementing a range of social work practices
  • a strong networker with community stake holders
  • currently holding a NZ driver’s licence

Benefits

In choosing to work for Barnardos, you will enjoy the benefits of working with a large well respected NGO, while making a difference in communities.

  • Family friendly organisation with flexible working.
  • Reduced cost childcare and other benefits
  • Professional and supportive colleagues

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 are deeply committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles it represents — it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

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/

For more information please contact Michelle.McElhinney@Barnardos.org.nz.

Applications close 18 November 2019

Please apply only if you are eligible to work in New Zealand.

About the role

We are looking for a Social Worker with experience and interest in working with tamariki and their family/whānau to join our Social Worker in Schools team in the Gore/Mataura area. 

The Social Worker in Schools service is an early intervention social work service based within the primary and intermediate schools environment. This role provides the opportunity to work closely with tamariki and their whānau and have genuine engagement with the clients of the service and the wider school community. 

Duties

  • Work with tamariki and families/whānau using a wide range of social work skills and strategies.
  • Collaborate with families/whānau to assess the needs of tamariki.
  • Create and monitor action plans using appropriate interventions to assist the client family.
  • Contribute to the development of group programmes and deliver them to children and families/whānau to reinforce this one-to-one work
  • Support families to use their strengths,  to develop greater resiliency and maintain a positive and safe environment for their tamariki/whānau in their community.

Skills and experience

You will need to be:

  • a qualified and experienced Social Worker (SWRB registered or eligible for registration)
  • skilled and experienced in working with vulnerable children and families
  • familiar with working in culturally diverse environments, especially Māori and Pasifika
  • proactive and have good time management and computer skills
  • a self-starter who can work independently
  • competent  implementing a range of social work practices
  • a strong networker with community stake holders
  • currently holding a NZ driver’s licence

Benefits

In choosing to work for Barnardos, you will enjoy the benefits of working with a large well respected NGO, while making a difference in communities.

  • Family friendly organisation with flexible working.
  • Reduced cost childcare and other benefits
  • Professional and supportive colleagues

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 are deeply committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles it represents — it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

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/

For more information please contact Michelle.McElhinney@Barnardos.org.nz.

Applications close 18 November 2019

Please apply only if you are eligible to work in New Zealand.

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

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