Social Worker – Whānau Resilience

  • Social work that is mana enhancing and whānau led, focused on long-term healing for families impacted by family violence and sexual violence.
  • Whānau Resilience practice has a strong focus on advocacy, education and skill building within a community collective.

Ko wai mātou | About us

The Anglican Trust for Women & Children (ATWC) is a multi-disciplinary Social Services organisation based in Otahuhu, with over a hundred and sixty years of service to families in our community. Our values of Hope & Aroha, Compassion & Respect, Whanaungatanga, Stewardship, Integrity & Professionalism are the principles that guide all interactions.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We are seeking a resilient and empathic individual able to walk alongside whānau as they navigate life impacted by family violence and sexual violence. You will be flexible in your practice, utilising social work theory through a therapeutic lens. You will be able to adapt to the needs of a diverse client group and provide opportunities to explore multiple pathways towards sustainable change.

Based in Otahuhu the Whānau Resilience role forms part of our developing response to Family Harm.  A small caseload enables creativity in practice and allows for responsiveness to whānau needs. You will actively participate within a community collective called Te Aho Tahuhu, a roopu of 12 NGOs with expertise across a range of service areas in the Counties Manukau area.

Mōu | About you 

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • 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 and mental health is preferred.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Resilient and demonstrate perseverance
  • Knowledge of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A full and current clear driver’s licence

Desired attributes

  • Knowledge and experience in working with diverse cultures.
  • Legally entitled to work in New Zealand

What ATWC offer:

  • Supportive work 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.
  • Eligible for Social Work Pay Equity

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 Monday, 7th September at 9.00 am  

Note: Only candidates who are legally entitled to work in New Zealand will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


10 Beatty Street, Ōtāhuhu, Auckland 1062


Monday to Friday 8am-4:30pm


+64 9 276 3729