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Location Wanganui, Manawatu / Wanganui
Listed Mon 9 Apr, 3:39 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
jigsaw whanganui is a well-established charitable trust. Through its various services our professional team works alongside whanau and families in Whanganui, Rangitikei and Ruapehu to provide good care and nurture to their children. The agency has a reputation for strong teamwork, professional excellence, respectful relationships, extensive networks and an absolutely commitment to the integrity of families and children's wellbeing.

Our social work team engages intensely with whanau and families in their own homes. They assist families who are challenged by complex needs - health, disability, inadequate resources, violence, trauma, poor attachment, learning impairments, relationship breakdowns – to build resilience and hope.

Due to a staff member moving overseas we are seeking a well-experienced, qualified, competent and registered social worker (or similar) to join our intensive-home-based social work team. We are seeking applicants who can demonstrate:

a track record of competent social work practice alongside whanau and families
an absolute commitment to the integrity of whanau and families
the capacity to engender change and hope in the face of pain and adversity
a sound understanding of children's safety and wellbeing
the ability to establish and grow effective relationships with diverse people across our extensive networks
a very high level of personal integrity and reliability
an absolute commitment to non-violence in their personal and professional life
growing competence through effective use of supervision and other supports
The successful applicant must have access to a reliable vehicle (mileage is reimbursed), be willing to work across the agency's service delivery area, and meet the requirement of the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014.

jigsaw whanganui provides a highly supportive and nurturing team environment, committed to social justice and growing excellent practice. We are offering a competitive remuneration package that includes professional development and registration.

An attractive provincial city, Whanganui is renowned as a great place to bring up children. It has affordable housing along with outstanding educational, recreational, sporting, cultural and arts facilities.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Applications close Thursday 26 April at 12 noon.

For the role description, key competencies and to apply, please go to:

For further information please contact us:

phone: 06 345 1636


Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.