Tides Getting Here Clutha Attractions

Social Worker in Schools for Big River Kahui Ako

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Fixed-term - 6 months 

About Anglican Family Care:

We work together with Otago whānau to make change that inspires hope for a better future.

About the position

An excellent opportunity to join our team in Balclutha. This is a 6 month fixed-term contract, starting Monday, 18 January 2021, with the potential to extend. 

The position requires you to:

  • Provide a service and assist whānau whose tamariki and rangatahi are attending any of the participating schools to access help for challenges or difficulties 
  • Provide early and accessible help, including supporting school attendance, to children and whānau to prevent challenges or difficulties becoming more serious. 

You will have: 

  • Skills working 1:1 with tamariki and rangatahi
  • Experience working with whānau who need support with complex and often stressful situations 
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development 
  • An understanding of Care and Protection principles and the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
  • Good knowledge of community resources, an understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and be able to work with diverse cultures
  • Proven time management, excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Sound computer and data base skills
  • Current driver's licence


  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work that meets SWRB Registration or a Counselling qualification recognised by NZAC.

For the position description and more information on the benefits of working here visit our website

Salary Range between $45,301 - $58,997 (commensurate with skills and experience).

To apply

Apply via seek with your cover letter and CV outlining why you are the person for the role. 

Note: Interviews may start before the closing date for the right person. 

Applications close 12 noon on Monday, 23 November. 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

  • Classifications: Healthcare & Social Assistance
  • Company: Anglican Family Care
  • Work Type: Fixed Term
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Balclutha
  • Region: Balclutha
  • Country: New Zealand