Senior Social Worker, Paediatric Social Work, Starship

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Te Puaruruhau is an internationally-recognised centre of excellence in child protection practice. We are part of Starship Child Health, co-located in a multi-agency centre (Puawaitahi) with the ADHB Family Violence Team, SHINE, “Power to Protect” (the National Shaken Baby Prevention Program), the Auckland City Police Child Protection Team and the Clinical Services Unit of Oranga Tamariki. We provide a unique service addressing the child protection needs of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children and young people and their families.

About the Role:

The Senior Paediatric Social Worker is an experienced practitioner with proven clinical competence within the area of social work and works with a specific client group to provide client/family/whanau centred care within an interdisciplinary team setting.

The role is primarily clinical and includes a leadership/management component for junior staff. The Senior Paediatric Social Worker will hold a designated portfolio responsibility and lead clinical education and quality improvement initiatives relevant to the area of speciality.

They provide comprehensive assessment and outcome focused innovative care, applying evidence based practice, interventions and education within the area of speciality.

Please see the position description here

About you:

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • Extensive child protection knowledge

  • Recent experience working at Oranga Tamariki

  • Proven knowledge and expertise in the management of child protection assessments and adolescent sexual assault

  • A passion for working with young people and advocating for their specific needs

You will also have experience in the delivery of service which is appropriate to Maori Tamariki and Whanau who access ADHB services.

You will have a recognised Social Work qualification; you will have social work registration and a current APC and have an understanding of Tikanga Maori and the ability to apply this in practice.

What Next?

To apply, please submit your application online attaching your latest CV and cover letter. For more information or for help with your online application, please contact Aaron Chamberlain – Recruitment Coordinator on

Applications close Tuesday 2 February 2021