Social Worker in Schools – Hokianga Cluster

We are seeking an experienced and qualified Social Worker for its SWiS service in Hokianga, primarily based at Opononi Area School, with service delivery to a total of five schools including Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Tonga o Hokianga.  Preference will be given to those who are registered Social Workers with SWRB (or have a recognised qualification to achieve registration with SWRB) and able to converse in Te Reo.

Being a Social Worker in Schools involves supporting children whose social and family circumstances put their chances of achieving good education, social and health outcomes at risk.  The social worker will be based in schools and work with children and their families to develop their strengths, resources, resilience and problem solving abilities.  The successful applicant will be expected to have good knowledge and understanding of Ngāpuhi tikanga and Te Reo Māori, experience and ability to successfully engage with children and their families, particularly Māori who make up the majority of the client base for this service.

You must also be able to develop strong community links, and the ability to engage professionally with other agencies such as Oranga Tamariki, community, education and health agencies.

To apply for this role:

  1. Download an application form here.
  2. Complete the application form and return to us by no later than Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 at 5.00 pm, with a copy of your CV and Cover Letter.

It is essential that an application form is completed and submitted by the application closing date.

For more information, click here for a job description.

Alternatively, applications can be sent to:

Human Resources

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi

PO Box 263

Kaikohe 0440

Marked “Confidential – Job Application”

Applications close: Wednesday, 23rd August 2017, at 5.00 pm


Ngā mihi mahana kia koutou.

Through no fault of their own too many of our mokopuna have found themselves at risk of poor life outcomes.  Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services is determined to make a positive difference in the lives of such tamariki and their whānau. 

If you share our passion, are good at building strong, trusted relationships and have an abundance of aroha to share, send us your CV and we’ll see if there might be a role for you within our dynamic organisation. 

We are seeking Expressions of Interest for a variety of roles including experienced and competent social workers, care-givers, mentors and volunteers to help us support our whānau.

If this sounds like you, and you’re prepared to live within Te Whare Tapu o Ngāpuhi, send your CV and a cover letter to: [email protected].

We’d appreciate hearing from you before the end of August.