Community Social Worker, Starship Community

family and health worker

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic Social Worker to join the Starship Community Team!

  • Excellent opportunity to work with New Zealand’s leading DHB and develop your Social Worker career

  • 12 month Fixed term, Full time position

Are you:

  • A social worker with experience working with children, young people and their families in a community setting?

  • Able to thrive in a challenging environment where evidence-based practice, strengths in interdisciplinary practice, clinical reasoning, and decision making skills are highly valued?

  • Seeking an opportunity to continue in your professional growth and develop your career?

  • Competent to respond to child safety and wellbeing concerns in a complex and dynamic multiagency context?

Starship Community is an interdisciplinary team of professionals providing nursing, allied health, technical and cultural support to children, young people and their families living within the Auckland DHB area. We are looking for an experienced, motivated and dynamic social worker with a passion for working with children, their families and whānau.

Your focus will be providing social work support to children and their families and whānau who have high health and social needs in the community.

This position offers an ideal opportunity for you to develop or extend your social work expertise, as part of an interdisciplinary team. You will benefit from regular formal supervision, peer review, collegial support and active participation in education and in-service programmes.

You will need to be a NZ Registered Social Worker with a current Annual Practising Certificate. Previous experience working in a health setting and in child protection would be an advantage. Experience working with Maori and Pacific communities is desired. The ability to work autonomously in a multi-cultural environment is essential.

This is a 12 month Fixed -Term, full time role working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday based out of Greenlane Clinical Centre. As the role is a community role, a full and clean NZ drivers licence is also required.

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What Next?

To apply, please visit the ADHB careers website and submit your application online attaching your latest CV and cover letter.

For more information or for help with your online application, please contact Kavitha John – Recruitment Consultant on