Social Worker- Family Start (Full-time)

Ko wai mātou | About us

ATWC (Anglican Trust for Women and Children) is a well-established Charitable Trust, with over a hundred and sixty years of service to families in our community. Our agency is one of the leading providers of the Social Workers in Schools (SWIS) Program, within Auckland.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We are looking for two full-time Social Worker with our Family Start program in Otahuhu and Avondale.As a Family Start Social Worker you will deliver an intensive home visiting programme working with children 0-5 years old and their families. The programme supports families with child development, health, education, and safety. Families of all ethnic backgrounds, with high needs can be referred to Family Start at any time from pregnancy, up until the baby is 12 months old. We work with families living with a variety of needs including mental health, addiction, care and protection, relationship issues, parenting and child developmental needs. ATWC recognises that families are the experts of their own lives and will support them to achieve their goals.


  • Work with parents/caregivers of babies and young children in their homes, using a wide range of skills and parenting strategies.
  • Collaborate with families/whanau, and other professionals, to assess the needs of children and babies.
  • Create and monitor plans using appropriate interventions and the resources available to assist the client family.
  • Support families to use their strengths, support networks, and resources independently to develop greater resilience and maintain a positive and safe environment for their children.
  • Case management including reflective practice and good administrative skills

Mōu | About you 

You will need to have a Social Work qualification and be registered with the SWRB to apply for this role or working towards SWRB graduate registration. You must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Skills and Experience

  • Registration with SWRB or working towards SWRB graduate registration
  • Experience of working with children and families is preferable
  • An understanding of working with trauma, family violence, addictions, & mental health. is preferred.
  • Effective communication skills – speakers of multiple languages are encouraged to apply
  • Knowledge of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A full and current clear driver’s licence

This a challenging and busy role but one that is extremely rewarding, giving you the chance to help families make positive changes in their lives and for their children.

Benefits and rewards

  • A high trust organisation
  • Supportive team environment
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities, including a New Graduate programme
  • NZSWRB annual practicing certificate
  • NZSWRB registration
  • Paid external supervision sessions
  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks additional gifted leave per annum
  • 37.5 working hours per week
  • A Living Wage Employer

** Given the impact COVID-19 has had globally, as an essential service with vulnerable whanau/patients we will require all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting. Evidence of this will be required.

To apply, please send your CV with cover letter to Oropai Taria, [email protected]


10 Beatty Street, Ōtāhuhu, Auckland 1062


Monday to Friday 8am-4:30pm


+64 9 276 3729