Social Worker

Job Title: Social Worker
Contract Type: Fixed Term
REF: 126166
Contact Details: Mark McCulloch
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago
We are proudly supporting one of our Māori health and Social Services clients in seeking a qualified Social Worker to join their passionate and very close-knit team in Panmure, Auckland.
About the Role: 
Reporting to the ‘Support Team Lead’, you’ll form part of a team of seven responsible for providing wrap-around tautoko to our hapū māmā and mātua taiohi who often face significant challenges.

Key responsibilities:
  • Build effective relationships with hapū māmā, mātua taiohi and their whānau.
  • Assess the needs of hapū māmā, mātua taiohi and their tamariki and work collaboratively to produce whānau-led plans in achieving their goals.
  • Support and encourage hapū māmā, pāpā and whānau with midwifery appointments and tamariki ora appointments .
  • Build strong relationships and work collaboratively with other groups and agencies (including the health sector, social care sector, Māori and Pacific providers, marae, iwi networks) to ensure the needs of hapū māmā, mātua taiohi and their tamariki are met.
  • Be an advocate on behalf of hapū māmā mātua taiohi and their tamariki and help them develop the skills and confidence to advocate for themselves independently.
  • Monitor and evaluate mātua taiohi, hapū māmā mātua taiohi, hapū māmā progress along with the support you deliver to them. 
  • Link hapū māmā, mātua taiohi, and their tamariki up with all other services offered  – Maternity and Early Years team, Rangatira Mō Āpōpō team (Employment and Training), Tupuna Parenting and Hapūtanga Wānanga.
  • Celebrate the transition of hapū māmā, mātua taiohi from intensive case management to other sources of support. 
  • Involve hapū māmā, mātua taiohi, and their whānau in the development, operation, and monitoring of the service through consultation and feedback regarding the services. 
  • Participate in service case management reviews.
  • Understand and commit to applying the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all aspects of work.
Essential Background, Skills & Experience:
  • Registration as a Social Worker with New Zealand's Social Work Registration Board (SWRB)Strong AP and AR best practice experience.
  • Hold a current Full Drivers license.
  • Lived experience as a young parent is valued.
  • Previous social work experience in a health setting is preferable however applications from graduate social workers will be considered.
  • Sound knowledge of the health and social services sector.
  • Ability to develop strong, respectful relationships through effective communication, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, and an ability to adapt your approach to meet different community needs.
  • Dedicated to continual professional development.
  • Sound understanding of Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga and Māori parenting practices, or willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about Ngāti Paoa and to support the iwi with its mana whenua status in Tāmaki.
  • Ability to apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in supporting service users
If you’re looking to progress your career as a Social Worker as part of a passionate team with a deep commitment to supporting their community, then please express your interest by applying.

For further information you can contact Mark McCulloch on 021 221 6237.
Reference number: 126166