Family Start Community Social Worker - 40 hours per week

Closing Date: 
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10

Job Description

If you have a passion for tamariki and whānau ora, and hold a Diploma in Social Work or you are working towards registration, then this may be the job for you! 


Whaiora is seeking a full-time Kaikokiri to join our Family Start team. Family Start is an intensive home visiting programme, focussed on tamariki. The programme works with whānau to improve a child’s health, learning and relationships. It also looks at the child’s environment, their family or whānau circumstances, and their safety.

The key skills and competencies required are:

•excellent interpersonal communication skills

•excellent time management and organisation skills 

•an ability to meet monthly MSD Key Performance Indicators

•an ability to respond to the challenges of the working environment

•an ability to keep accurate client information, to align with our work standards

The person who will thrive in this role is someone who: 

•practices te reo me ōna Tikanga

•has a current and clean full driver’s license

•organises their time and resources to maximise effect

•actively learns from mistakes, and follows key processes

•is a competent user of IT, which supports us to get the job done

•is committed to supporting health and safety initiatives

•understands that relationships matter – across all levels of the job

•has the ability to self-reflect and exercise self-care

•is able to meet and mix with a cross-section of people

•values effective communication – speaks, listens, and writes well

Please note that this role will require safety checking through the police vetting system under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. 

Apply Now

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

This information is being collected to ensure that Whaiora can recruit the best qualified candidates for any vacant position. The information you provide will be received and managed by a designated recruitment administrator and members of the recruitment panel. If your application is successful this form will be retained on your personnel file and is available to authorised Whaiora staff. If unsuccessful, the form will be destroyed after 3 months. The treatment of any information provided will comply with the Privacy of Information Act 1993. Information will be stored in secure files and some elements will be held within Whaiora Management systems. Any information held by Whaiora may be corrected on request. It is Whaiora policy to employ the best qualified personnel and provide equal opportunity for advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person in accordance with the Human Rights Act 1993.

Please refer to the notes at the end of the application form.

This application requires you to complete a Police check consent form. The form can be downloaded by clicking this link. Please complete the form and upload at the end of the application form.

1. Personal Details

2. Gender and Ethnicity

This information will not be used in considering your application and will only be used for EEO purposes