Full-Time Social Workers
In Kawerau, there are young people that really need the support and manaaki of a good social worker.
And if you can provide that, if you’re driven by a genuine, heartfelt desire to create social change and help disadvantaged young people look to a positive future, then you’ll thrive.
We’re looking for two social workers to work in schools to:
•undertake one-on-one client work
•liaise with teachers and staff about support for students
•meet with whanau
•refer to specialist agencies when required.
It’s a role that’s heavily based in the community, so you’ll be a visible presence in the town and be well-placed to make a big difference. Perhaps you’re a present or past member of the community, or you live nearby and can see what needs to be done.
Along with your Bachelor of Social Work degree, you’ll be either be registered or eligible for registration with the Social Workers Registration Board. You’ll be resilient and realistic, compassionate and thoughtful, and respectful of the Treaty of Waitangi. Because of Kawerau’s overwhelmingly Māori population, you’ll also need at least a basic understanding of Te Reo.
There’s no doubt that there’ll be plenty of mahi – but as the proverb goes, ‘he manga wai koia kia kore e whītikia?’ (‘is a river never to be crossed?’).
If you’re ready to put your passion for social work to excellent use and create a better future for Kawerau’s tamariki, there’s no better time than now.
Family Works is a part of Presbyterian Support Northern, with a long history of providing community support services. Everything we do focuses on creating a ‘better life for everyone’. We partner with others to provide advocacy and trusted services to our clients. We’re also driven by compassion and respect for others.
For a copy of a detailed role profile email [email protected] or call Karen Bailey on 09 520 8647.
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