Do you want to do more for Kiwi kids?

If so, you may be exactly who we're looking for.

At Barnardos, we're passionate about making a real difference in the lives of Kiwi kids. We have over 60 years' experience helping New Zealand tamariki and whānau be the best they can.

Our trained, experienced and passionate staff work with more than 100,000 children and families in communities across Aotearoa every year. They ensure that children receive the care, support and education they deserve — and you can too. 

We provide family support and early childhood education to Kiwi families and intensive social support to those most in need. Standing behind our frontline staff is a dedicated corporate services team — including fundraising, marketing, human resources, finance and IT.

 

Why choose Barnardos?

Because at the end of each day, you'll know you’ve made a real difference in the lives of Kiwi kids up and down New Zealand. And when someone asks what your job is, you can truly say "I do more for Kiwi kids."

 

How to apply

Check out our current vacancies below. When you see one you're keen on, click Apply.

You'll need to complete and sign a Candidate Declaration form and attach it to your application.

Early learning & childcare

Casual Early Learning Centre Teacher (South Island)

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic teachers–in–training or certified teachers to work in our community–based centres in the South Island.

We have centres in:

  • Kaikōura
  • Christchurch
  • Oamaru
  • Cromwell
  • Invercargill

Our centres are dynamic, innovative and committed to providing high–quality care for all families and children and for the wider community.

About you

  • You have a positive “can do” attitude .
  • You are qualified, or working towards a qualification and fully certificated, with a current first aid certificate.
  • You have initiative, desire and passion for quality practice standards and commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki.
  • You have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills and a desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whanau and families.

Why work for us?

  • An opportunity to grow your career with educational assistance and financial support to retain (or gain) your full certification.
  • Thought–provoking professional development and dedicated professional time.
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and whanau in Aotearoa.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā — our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.

Download the job description (PDF, 1.13MB)

For more information, email kate.ogston-cornish@barnardos.org.nz.

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Auckland)

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic teachers to work in our community–based centres across the Auckland region.

Our centres are dynamic, innovative and committed to providing high-quality care for all families and children, and the wider community.

About you

  • You have a positive, “can do” attitude.
  • You are (i.e. qualified and fully certificated) with a current first aid certificate.
  • You have initiative, desire and passion for quality practice standards and commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki.
  • You will have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills, a desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whanau and families.

Why work for us?

  • An opportunity to grow your career with educational assistance and financial support to retain (or gain) your full certification. 
  • Thought–provoking professional development and dedicated professional time.
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and whanau in Aotearoa.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year, our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts, we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā — our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.

Download the job description (PDF, 1.13MB)

For more information, email maree.findlay@barnardos.org.nz.

Apply now

Early Learning Centre Teacher (Kaikōura)

Closes 26 January

  • Community focussed centre
  • Do more for Kiwi kids
  • Fixed Term January – June 2018, part-time (20-30 hours per week negotiable)

We are looking for an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic Teacher to work in our community–based purpose-built Centre, in Kaikōura. This is a well-resourced early learning centre, with spacious facilities, landscaped grounds and is staffed by a team of motivated, passionate and inspiring teachers.

To successfully undertake this role you will have:

  • An appropriate qualification (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE) with full certification
  • An ability to demonstrate initiative and have passion for quality practice standards 
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisation skills
  • A current first aid certificate

You will also demonstrate:

  • A positive, “can do” attitude.
  • Initiative, desire and passion for quality practice standards and commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki.
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills, 
  • A desire to make a difference to children in their early years while building strong links with their whānau and families.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a professional team providing quality early childhood education and care that meets the individual needs of children and their families. This is a part-time, fixed-term role with opportunity for ongoing casual employment.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences.  We are commited to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles it represents - it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

We’re here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more.

Download the job description (PDF 1,110 KB)

For more information email phillipa.johnston@barnardos.org.nz or phone 03 319 7082.

Apply now

Head Teacher (Auckland, Clendon)

Closes 28 January

  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for an enthusiastic head teacher to work in this established community–focused centre which is in a quiet residential setting next to a park.

Our centres are dynamic, innovative and committed to providing high-quality care for all families and children, and the wider community.

About you

  • You have a positive, “can do” attitude.
  • You are able to build strong relationships with parents and attract tamariki.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to lead your teaching team.
  • You are qualified (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE) and fully certificated with a current first aid certificate.
  • You have 5 years Head Teacher/Supervisor experience.
  • You have initiative, desire and passion for quality practice standards and commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki.
  • You will have excellent communication and organisational skills with an understanding of the commercial drivers of running a successful centre.

Why work for us?

  • Four hours professional development per week
  • Dedicated pedagogical support staff
  • We are a leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Grow your career with educational assistance and financial support to retain your full certification. 
  • Thought–provoking professional development and large network of colleagues.
  • We care about you and your family and offer discounted childcare for staff members and a wellness programme which includes flu vaccinations and discounts with Southern Cross and Specsavers.

Barnardos believes that through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā — our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.


Download the job description (PDF 1,375KB)

For more information, email maree.findlay@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Home-Based Educator

All regions

Change a child's future

We have exceptional career opportunities for passionate individuals to join our team of in-home early learning educators enabling the potential of Kiwi kids.

If you are committed to children’s learning and development and can provide a safe, nurturing environment in your home for up to 4 children aged under 5 then we would be interested in talking to you.

Join a purpose-driven team

Barnardos is a not-for-profit organisation committed to doing more to protect, support and educate New Zealand tamariki and their whānau/families. Our education arm, Barnardos Kidstart, offers home- and centre-based early learning programmes for under 5s designed to meet the needs of our local communities. We support educators to use Te Whāriki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum.

Feel supported

We encourage and support our educators to learn and succeed by providing

  • regular visits & support from qualified early childhood teachers
  • educational support and training
  • professional development
  • educational resources
  • being part of a caring, skilled team of professionals.

What it takes

To be an in-home educator, you need a

  • home and personal background that meets our robust health and safety requirements
  • desire to make every moment a teachable one
  • passion for nurturing, inspiring and delighting children in your care
  • commitment to creating lifelong learners
  • willingness to connect with parents as partners in their child's education
  • background or experience working with children.

Take action today

If you see a future as part of a supportive, caring community of teachers, educators and parents, while still having the freedom to run your own business caring and educating under 5s, take action. Do more now for the future of our nation’s children — the tamariki of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Apply below or call 0800 KIDSTART (0800 543 782) for more information.

Apply now

Visiting Teacher (Lower Hutt)

Closes 26 January

  • New Year and new role!
  • Use your early childhood teaching experience to mentor and support our home-based Educators
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for an experienced, qualified Early Childhood Teacher to join our home-based early learning team as a Visiting Teacher, on a permanent basis (Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week).

This role is an exciting opportunity for you to develop and grow a network of home-based Educators in the Wellington region and will require a ‘self-starter’ with proven leadership skills who understands the role of a mentor.

As a Visiting Teacher you will work with home-based Educators providing professional leadership, training and induction of new Educators to ensure high quality learning and care for tamariki.

Visiting Teachers also promote Barnardos’ early learning services to families and whānau in their region and assist with promotional activities and strategic business development.

To excel in this role, you will need

  • A recognised early childhood teaching qualification
  • A current full practising certificate
  • Experience mentoring, coaching and leading adults 
  • A sound understanding of early learning pedagogical practice
  • A good understanding of relevant legislation 
  • A genuine desire to see children thrive
  • Self-motivation and initiative
  • Sound planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and online communication skills
  • A current First Aid Certificate and a clean unrestricted NZ driver’s licence.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity. Our early learning services are designed to provide excellent outcomes for tamariki and whānau. We are commited to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles it represents.

We’re here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more.

Download the job description (PDF 1,200KB)

For more information please email carmel.callan@barnardos.org.nz or phone (04) 801 1722 or 027 704 7866.

Apply now

This is a permanent, full-time position with a start date of February 2018. 

Child & family services

Administrator (Hamilton)

Closes 19 January

  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Varied and interesting part-time role
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

As an administrator with our Waikato team, you’ll be taking care of customer enquiries, file management, accounts payable, processing invoices, managing and following up overdue accounts, data entry, recruitment processes, and a range of other duties.

The ideal candidate will have preferably at least 5 years administrative experience with excellent computer and communication skills, and meticulous attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines and prioritise work in a busy office.

Because this role will also involve customer service, you’ll need to be pleasant, professional and sensitive when dealing with any phone or face-to-face enquiries.  You’ll be working with people from all walks of life, so being able to recognise and respect differences is essential.  You will need to have a full clean driver’s license (manual and automatic).

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families.  Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā – our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.

We are looking for a part-time Administrator to work 15 to 20 hours per week, ideally across 4-5 days per week, however, negotiable with the right applicant.

Download the job description (PDF 950 KB)

For more information email gillian.murdoch@barnardos.org.nz or phone 027 201 4845.  

Applications close Friday 19th January, interviews will be held late January.

Apply now

Casual Residential Youth Workers (Christchurch)

We are looking for suitably qualified and/or experienced Residential Youth Workers to provide casual relief support (day shifts and night shifts), which sometimes is requested at short notice at Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi, a residential treatment facility based in Christchurch, managed by Barnardos.

Shift times are:

  • 6.30am to 3pm
  • 2.00pm to 10.30pm
  • 10.30pm to 6.30am.

The facility is the only one of its kind in New Zealand, which accommodates males aged 12–16 years who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour. The facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing treatment, education and residential care for up to 12 residents at any one time.

Working in a residential treatment environment can be challenging but it is also rewarding. The role of a casual Residential Youth Worker is to support youth to make positive changes in their lives. If you thrive on variety, a challenge and enjoy flexible working conditions, then a role like this could be ideal for you.

To be successful you will need:

  • experience and skills working with youth in a residential setting (highly desirable)
  • a formal qualification in human services (or currently studying towards one) is highly desirable
  • a current full driver’s licence (required)
  • passion for working with youth, and a belief that young people deserve the opportunity to grow and learn
  • professional integrity
  • resilience and dedication.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā — our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.

If you believe you have the knowledge, skills and attitude and are prepared to work hard then we would be interested to hear from you. 

Download the job description (PDF 383KB)

For more information, email alison.rance@barnardos.org.nz.

Children’s Contact Supervisor (Waikato)

Closes 17 January

  • Permanent part-time, and casual roles available
  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for permanent part-time and casual staff members to join a team of dedicated people who provide a child-centred, neutral and confidential service to children and families/whānau in our Waikato office.

The role of a Contact Supervisor is to provide supervision during a contact visit between a child and their visiting parent. This work is well suited to people who have the ability to deal positively with conflict, are mature and have life experience.

If you are a confident person who enjoys working with and supporting a team and are available to work weekends on a roster basis we would like to hear from you.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā – our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.

Download the job description (PDF 1, 175 KB)

For more information please email Gillian Murdoch - gillian.murdoch@barnardos.org.nz

Apply now

Applications close Wednesday 17th January 2018. Interviews will be held mid to late January 2018.

OSCAR Programme Assistant (Te Atatu Peninsula)

Closes 29 January

  • Permanent part-time 
  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are currently in a unique position, looking for multiple OSCAR (Out of School Care) Programme Assistants to work on a permanent part-time basis at Peninsula Primary School on Te Atatu Peninsula.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids!

Our OSCAR Programme provides quality out of school care for up to 50 children during term time only. Shifts range between 10 to 28 hours per week (Monday – Friday), depending on whether you are rostered for before school care (which runs 7.00 - 8.30am) and/or after school care (which runs 2.30 - 6pm).

You must be energetic, enthusiastic and willing to work as part of a small team to prepare food, deliver a range of indoor and outdoor activities and provide general supervision.

Ideally you will have a recognised qualification in childcare or education (or be studying towards this) and experience working with primary school age children. A current First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain one) and great time management skills are required.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity and every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. We are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to shine bright.

With your help, we can do even more.

Download the job description (PDF 1,005 KB)

For more information email lesley.macken@barnardos.org.nz or phone (09) 625 3687.

Apply now

Residential Youth Worker (Christchurch)

Closes 19 January

  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • New Year – new role 
  • Making a difference for Kiwi kids

Are you:

  • a positive adult role model who has a good influence on young people in our care ?
  • flexible, empathetic, and energetic with the ability to use these skills to relate and engage well with young people ?
  • confident in handling situations as they arise and able to calmly defuse any conflict ?

If so we have a role working as part of a team providing a safe and supportive setting for a young person living in a Barnardos’ community based residential home which may well suit you.

The role can be really challenging at times and extremely rewarding at others. The position has a variety of hours (shifts) providing cover during the week, weekends and over-night.

Youth Workers are also required to transport young people to appointments, as well as covering day programmes during holidays and weekends, and as such requires someone who holds a full clean NZ drivers licence.

To excel in this role, you will need

  • a relevant tertiary qualification or be working towards completion of same
  • at least one year working experience with young people particularly those who present challenging behaviours
  • excellent communication skills, especially with young people
  • the ability to work well as part of a team, 
  • the ability to separate your personal/professional life and set clear boundaries 
  • a current First Aid Certificate

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We are deeply committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and the principles it represents — it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

We’re here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more.

Download the job description (PDF 960 KB)

For more information, email annette.tomlinson@barnardos.org.nz or phone 027 496 1941

Apply now

Residential Youth Worker - Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi (Christchurch)

Closes 19 January

  • Permanent, full time – rostered shift work
  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

We are looking for a suitably qualified and/or experienced Residential Youth Worker to fill a permanent, full-time vacancy that exists at Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi, a residential treatment facility based in Christchurch.

Working in a residential treatment environment can be both challenging and rewarding. The role of a Residential Youth Worker is to care for youth on a daily basis and to assist them to engage in therapeutic interventions and support them in making positive changes in their lives.

If you thrive on variety, enjoy flexible working conditions, and are looking for an exciting new challenge, then this role could be for you.

To be successful you will need:

  • Passion for working with youth, and a belief that all young people deserve the opportunity to grow and learn
  • Experience and skills working with youth in a residential setting is not essential but is highly desirable
  • A current full clean driver’s licence 
  • Professional integrity, resilience and dedication
  • A formal qualification in human services (or currently studying towards one) is not essential, however is highly desirable.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We are deeply committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and the principles it represents — it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

We’re here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more.

Download the job description (PDF 1,040 KB)

For more information, email karen.mcquillan@barnardos.org.nz or phone 027 2371504

Apply now

Senior Administrator Foster Care (Onehunga, Auckland)

Closes 30 January

  • Varied and challenging role.
  • Work with a great team of passionate people.
  • Help make a difference to the lives of Kiwi kids.

We are looking for a well-organised and efficient Administrator to join our team on a permanent part-time basis (Monday – Friday for 30 hours per week).

Your responsibilities will include customer enquiries, data entry, file management, accounts payable, processing invoices, assisting with recruitment, organising training and events and a range of other duties.

To excel in this role, you will need

  • at least 5 years previous experience in an administrative role (not-for-profit experience beneficial)
  • proven planning and organisation skills
  • meticulous attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines
  • great communication skills, both verbal and written
  • professional, pleasant and sensitive when dealing with phone or face-to-face enquiries
  • excellent computer skills with knowledge of accounts payable/invoicing
  • a full clean New Zealand driver’s licence

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We are deeply committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and the principles it represents — it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

We’re here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more.

Download the job description (PDF 1.05 KB)

For more information, email shirley.ryan@barnardos.org.nz or phone (09) 625 3657.

Applications close 30 January and interviews will be held the week of 1 February.

Apply now

Service Manager (Wellington)

Closes 19 January

  • Manage a large national service from a Wellington base
  • Be part of a new way of working within a small team environment but with national reach
  • Supportive work culture and the opportunity to make a real difference to young people’s lives

Barnardos is pleased to be working with the Ministry of Social Development to provide a Family Breakdown Assessment service (FBA) for young people.

The Barnardos FBA hub manages intake, workflow and relationships nationwide, coordinating assessors and resources across New Zealand to ensure the services are completed within timeframes and that final reports are of high quality. The hub provides administrative and practice support nationally to Barnardos assessors and subcontracted assessors.

The Service Manager will provide effective management, development and leadership for a new nationwide service. You will lead your hub team and the geographically spread team of assessors (social workers and other practitioners) to deliver a high quality service.

Ideally you will be a qualified professional (e.g. Social Worker) who is eligible for membership with an appropriate professional body. You will have proven contract, financial and report management experience, be accomplished in developing highly effective teams, sound and efficient processes, and have excellent leadership, planning and organisational skills.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā – our vision for working with Māori.

This is a full-time, permanent role.

Download the job description (PDF 1,300 KB)

For more information email renee.richards@barnardos.org.nz or phone 04 801 1635

Apply now

Applications close 19 January 2018. Interviews will be held the week commencing 30 January 2018

Social Worker (Christchurch)

Closes 19 January

  • Opportunity to grow your career
  • Variety and flexibility 
  • Leading not-for-profit organisation

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Social Worker to support vulnerable children and their families. If you are resilient, flexible, have a positive attitude and a good sense of humour we’d like you to join our team in a part-time (37.5 hours per week) fixed term role through to December 2018.

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in a supportive progressive organisation and work in an exciting and innovative team environment.

To be successful in this role you will need to be:

  • a holder of a recognised social work qualification
  • SWRB registered or currently applying for registration
  • an outstanding communicator
  • able to work positively, empowering our clients
  • experienced facilitating groups of both children and adults 
  • a holder of a current clear NZ driver's licence.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā – our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.

Download the position description (PDF 1,270KB)

For more information contact Sarena McNaught – Team Leader, by email sarena.mcnaught@barnardos.org.nz or phone 027 689 7285.

Apply now

 

Social Worker (Nelson)

Closes 19 January

  • Leading not-for-profit organization
  • Variety and flexibility
  • Fixed term – Full-time

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Social Worker to support communities to address family violence, as well as supporting vulnerable children and their families. If you are resilient, flexible, have a positive attitude and a good sense of humour we’d like you to join our team in an up to 40 hours per week fixed term role through to June 2019.

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in a supportive progressive organisation and work in an exciting and innovative team environment. We are looking for a social worker with experience in working with families affected by violence who is able to work outside of usual business hours to support positive change in families.

To be successful in this role you will need to be:

  • a holder of a recognised social work qualification
  • SWRB registered or currently applying for registration
  • experience in working with families affected by violence
  • able to work at times in the evenings or at weekends
  • competent working with social work models and theories 
  • experienced working with a social work case management framework
  • able to work positively, empowering our clients
  • experienced facilitating groups of both children and adults 
  • a strong communicator 
  • a holder of a current clear NZ driver's licence.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā – our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.

Download the position description (PDF 1,340KB)

For more information contact Jolene Salmond – Service Manager, by email jolene.salmond@barnardos.org.nz or phone 03 553 0023 or 027 693 5038

Apply now

 

Social Worker - 'Social Workers in Schools' (Hutt Valley)

Closes 23 January

  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Work directly with children and their families/whānau
  • Do more for Kiwi kids

Are you a qualified and experienced Social Worker who is passionate about working with children and their families/whānau?

If yes, we’d love to hear from you!

'Social Workers in Schools' is an early intervention social work service based within the primary and intermediate school environment. We are looking for a Social Worker with experience and interest in working with a diverse range of cultures.

In choosing to work for Barnardos, you will enjoy the benefits of working with a large well respected NGO, while making a difference in communities.

You will need to be:

  • a qualified and experienced Social Worker (SWRB registered or eligible for registration) 
  • passionate about working with children and their whānau
  • skilled and experienced in working with vulnerable children and families
  • familiar with working in culturally diverse environments, especially Māori and Pasifika 
  • proactive and have good time management and computer skills 
  • a self-starter who can work independently 
  • competent with demonstrating and implementing a range of social work practices 
  • a strong networker with community stakeholders 
  • motivated by professional supervision 
  • currently holding a NZ driver’s licence and have a reliable vehicle
  • have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. Through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

In everything we do, we are guided by the core principles of Ngā Pou e Whā – our vision for working with Māori.

This is your chance to make a real and positive difference for Kiwi kids.

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For more information email alison.austin@barnardos.org.nz or phone (04) 8011 711.

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