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Practice Leader / Pou Heke


Reference: 4907785

Stand Children's Services Tū Māia Whanau are looking for a Practice Leader/ Pou Heke for our Otago region.

When children and families are referred to us, our team commit to being like a wedge of maire wood. For families and children our social workers will be bold, strong and committed like the attributes of the maire.

Our social work team will not leave a family behind. Our social workers commit to supporting whanau who require our service to commence a journey. This journey is from Te Kore, as a state of despair and hopelessness to a realisation of potential within the darkness of Te Po and through to Te Ao Marama which is transformative light and enlightenment.

This is what Stand Tū Maia believes every family deserves.

Would you like to be part oft his?

Do you have the same strength, boldness and courage that Stand Tū Māia have for families?

The focus of the Intensive Family Wraparound Service is to address trauma and associated challenges for children and young people through a therapeutic and multi-systemic approach to facilitate change within the family/whanau, school and their community.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be a SWRB registered Social Worker.
  • Demonstrate leadership experience and/or capacity
  • Understand a therapeutic approach to Social Work Services,
  • Utilize a suite of Trauma Informed approaches
  • Demonstrate practice underpinned by Relational and Therapeutic Social Work
  • Confident in Microsoft office and database systems skills.

This role is based from our Dunedin office, travel to meet the needs of clients across our catchment area is a fundamental requirement for the position.

A full NZ Driver Licence is therefore essential as are Police Vetting and background checks in accordance with VCA requirements.

This is a full time role/ 80 hours per fortnight.

On call responsibilities rostered 1/3 weeks Mon-Fri

For further information or informal discussion about the role please contact us on: 03 4468119 or via email:

Applications Close: 18 Nov 2019