Social Worker – Family Start

Seeking a creative and passionate Social Worker to deliver the highly evidence-based Family Start program from our Avondale office.

  • Be a part of a dynamic social work team
  • An organisation that is committed to supporting staff
  • We pay for SWRB registration and external supervision
  • 4 weeks annual leave and 15 additional gifted leave days
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Eligible for Social Work Pay Equity

Ko wai mātou | About us

The Anglican Trust for Women & Children (ATWC) is a multi-disciplinary Social Services organisation based in Tamaki Makaurau, with over a hundred and sixty years of service to families in our community. We currently have two vacancies for a Social Worker extraordinaire wanting a chance on improving children’s overall wellbeing and safety with holistic and culturally responsive support.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We are looking for a full-time Social Worker with our Family Start programme; based from our Avondale office.

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.

This role is eligible for Social Work Pay Equity at a pro-rated rate based on a 37.5 hour working week.

Mōu | About you 

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A strong sense of cultural humility and a commitment to uphold Te Tiriti O Waitangi and its core principles of Tino Rangatiratanga, Pātuitanga, Mana Taurite, Whakamarumarutia and Kōwhiringa, in all aspects of your mahi.
  • A degree in Social Work that is registerable with SWRB
  • 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
  • Knowledge and experience in working with diverse cultures
  • Legally entitled to work in New Zealand

What ATWC offer:

  • Supportive team environment
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities, including a New Graduate programme
  • NZSWRB annual practicing certificate
  • NZSWRB registration
  • Paid external supervision
  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • 15 Days additional gifted leave per annum
  • 37.5 working hours per week

If you would like to be part of the team helping build ATWC’s visibility in the community, we want to hear from you.

To apply, please send your resume with cover letter to [email protected]. Applications close on Friday 12th of January 2024 at 5.00 pm.  

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


10 Beatty Street, Ōtāhuhu, Auckland 1062


Monday to Friday 8am-4:30pm


+64 9 276 3729