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• Fixed term Parental leave position available - ending February 2025!
• Mangere Site, Tamāki Makaurau
• Competitive salary ranging between $81,206 to $97,557.00 depending on experience

Mō te tūnga | About the role

In order to make positive changes in the lives of children and families in our community, we need people like you who can strengthen our response to children and families who have a migrant or refugee background.

In this fast-paced role, your primary objective is to lead and influence practice to ensure an appropriate cultural and situational response is being provided to children and their families. The role allows you to provide practice advice, support and guidance to staff in relation to their work with tamariki and whānau who have a refugee and migrant background. You will work closely with regions, sites and the International Child Protection Unit, and engage with key partners involved in the provision of refugee and migrant services.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What... you will bring

Key requirements of the role include:
• Full registration with New Zealand's Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) or able to register)
• A social worker qualification recognised by the SWRB
• A full, clean, current driver's licence
• Previous experience as a social worker or senior practitioner -
• Sound knowledge of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and other relevant legislation, regulations and international conventions -
• Previous experience working with refugee or migrant children and families preferred
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to communicate in Dari and/or Parsi. Having language skills in Pashto and/or Arabic would be advantageous!
• Demonstrated resilience, problem solving techniques and flexibility
• Excellent time management and organisational skills
• Strong PC and Microsoft Office Suite skills with excellent report writing skills
• Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural practices in particular; knowledge of tikanga Māori, and Pacific peoples' culture

Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you

We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.

To see all the benefits of working for Oranga Tamariki, please visit

About us | Mō mātou

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do.

We are committed to ensuring that New Zealand is the best place in the world to be a child. We are also committed to ensuring Oranga Tamariki partners with hapū, iwi and Māori organisations to find appropriate solutions for tamariki in need.

We are committed to putting tamariki first, we believe aroha is vital, we respect the mana of people, we are tika and pono, we value whakapapa and we recognise that oranga is a journey.

How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Please apply online with your cover letter and CV. If you have any questions about role, or would like to review the position description please contact

Oranga Tamariki is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role. We also support flexible working arrangements.

If you are interested in any of our vacancies, please ensure that you make yourself familiar with our code of conduct as it sets out our expectations for our kaimahi and requires you to present at work free from the influences of both drugs and alcohol

Hurry as applications for this role close on Friday 31st May 2023
Auckland New Zealand


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