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Are you a Social Worker who's not afraid to roll up their sleeves and is committed to being there every step of the way with a hand 'on approach to ensure that every voice is heard and plans are followed, then join the future of Epuni Care in Te Awakairangi
• Work collaboratively with our Residential Youth Workers to develop and lead a therapeutic care approach, ensuring we deliver the necessary services to keep rangatahi safe, uphold their dignity and rights, and meet their needs.
• Significantly improve the lives of rangatahi and improve their outcomes providing proactive, comprehensive care and support to rangatahi while they are in our care
• be actively involved in the daily operations of the residence, working closely with rangatahi to develop insights into who they are, what is important to them and what they need to have their needs met and succeed.
• Conducting comprehensive assessments and developing effective care and transition plans to support rangatahi after they... transition back into the community helping their prospects for the future.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Epuni Care is on the brink of a major transformation. We're launching a new, robust therapeutic and rangatahi-centric residential care model. This program is the result of intense, dedicated work aimed at enhancing the experiences of rangatahi and our staff.

Our mission is to significantly improve the lives of rangatahi placed in our care and improve their outcomes. This overhaul will enhance the quality of care, improve staff training rosters, upgrade resources, and create clear career advancement paths for our kaimahi.

We are committed to providing comprehensive, proactive care and support to rangatahi during their stay and as they transition back into the community. To make this vision a reality, we are looking for Social Workers to join our Epuni team.

As a Social Worker at Epuni, you will collaborate closely with our Residential Youth Workers and the wider team. Your role is to develop and lead a therapeutic care approach, ensuring we deliver the necessary services to keep rangatahi safe, uphold their dignity and rights, and meet their needs.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring the time rangatahi spend at Epuni is transformative, meeting their needs and improving their future prospects. This role offers you the chance to be actively involved in the daily operations of the residence, working directly with rangatahi to understand their unique needs and help them succeed. You will be conducting comprehensive assessments and developing effective care and transition plans for rangatahi both during their stay and as they re-enter the community.

We want to call it out upfront - this role will be challenging at times. Residences are dynamic and, at times, high-risk environments. Despite the challenges, this work is deeply rewarding and offers you the opportunity to make a tangible difference for rangatahi.

Our Social Workers will have two weeks of induction training before working on the floor. We are committed to ensuring that our kaimahi have the best possible preparation and support to prepare them to work in our unique environment.

Join us at Epuni Care and make a tangible difference in the lives of rangatahi.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring.
• A recognised Social Work qualification by the Social Worker Registration Board (SWRB)
• Full registration with New Zealand's Social Worker Registration Board and an annual practicing certificate (or the ability to gain registration with the SWRB)
• A passion and commitment to working with rangatahi.
• Skills and experience of successfully working as a member of a team.
• Demonstrated resilience, critical thinking and problem-solving techniques.
• A valid and clean New Zealand's driver's licence

Not registered yet or still studying for your qualification? Check out our Residential Youth Worker role! It would be a great way you to build practical experience, capabilities, skills and relationships that will set you up for a strong career in social work.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply.

Apply online with your CV and Covering Letter, please include in your application your work availability. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you apply with a log in using your Oranga Tamariki email address. If you have any questions about role, please contact info_recruit@ot.govt.nz. 

Applications close: 25 June 2024 at 11:55pm
Paraparaumu New Zealand

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