Social Worker in Schools (SWiS) Practitioner

Takanini Family Service Centre

We are looking for an experienced Social Worker to become part of our team at Takanini Family Service Centre, for an exciting new role as a SWiS practitioner (social workers in schools).

We already have SWiS operating in five schools in Papakura and now expanding into two primary schools in Takanini.

(For more information about SWiS read the story on our website here)

About the role
  • Developing supportive, trusting relationships with children and families/whānau to support change, 
  • Assessment and intervention planning with goals for change which build on the strengths and resilience of children,
  • Advocating for children and their families/whānau to ensure their needs are understood within the school/Kura setting,
  • Working with other professionals, in particular school/Kura support services, to identify, co-work, and refer appropriately when specific problems affect a child’s wellbeing,
  • Undertaking a case coordination role where appropriate when there are multiple agencies involved in the support of children and their families/whānau,
  • Demonstrating confidence and skill in group programme planning and facilitation,
  • Provide a consistent, quality service for all children and their families/whānau,
  • Contribute effectively to helping children participate actively and achieve in learning.
Benefits and perks
  • A friendly supportive work environment with a great team
  • Contribute to integrated service delivery within a reputable NGO
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A great mix of social work practice
  • Full-time hours 
  • The role is based in Takanini
Skills and experience
  • A registered social worker with a current practicing certificate or the ability to achieve this is essential
  • Minimum of 2 years New Zealand experience, preferably within a community setting
  • Clean drivers license and police check required
  • Familiarity with MS programmes and use of databases
  • Commitment to research and evidence-based practice
  • An understanding of the Papakura and Takanini communities

Applications via the SEEK website by 9 am on Tuesday 13 October.




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