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Social Worker in Schools, Christchurch

Christchurch City

Reference: 4813070

The Social Workers in Schools Service (SWiS) is a community social work service, delivered in a school setting. SWiS social workers are available to support selected schools - primary, intermediate, composite and Kura Kaupapa Maori; working primarily with children, and their whanau, in years one to eight (ages 5 -12), based on need in the school community. The service goals are to improve safety, wellbeing and educational outcomes.

We are looking for a Qualified Social worker to:

  • Work in partnership with the schools and their families
  • Be strengths-based, solution-focused, child-centred and culturally responsive
  • Be committed to working within the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for working with vulnerable children and families
  • Responsive, creative, and flexible social work practice
  • A qualification in Social Work and ideally post qualifying experience
  • Professional registration or working towards this this
  • Ability to work independently in schools and be part of the SWiS team
  • Knowledge and experience of case work and group work with children and adults
  • The ability to speak Te Reo Maori, whilst not essential, is an advantage

For further information contact Kath 0276757734


Applications Close: 19 Aug 2019