Whanau Intensive Intervention – Social Worker

Social Worker |Auckland

ATWC 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 providers of Breaking Ground which is an innovative and unique social work programme that works intensively alongside our most vulnerable whanau to prevent tamariki entering statutory care.


In this role you will be engaging whanau pre Family Group Conference (FGC) and then taking over the day to day casework as the key worker for the whanau and their FGC plan. Oranga Tamariki will be taking a consultative role only while you lead and walk alongside whanau in their journey of change.

With a reduced caseload and increased capacity, you will be working creatively to support and uphold the mana of whanau. You will be a part of a small highly skilled social work team, working in a cutting edge programme that is evidence based. Due to the success of our programme, we are expanding our geographical area and the number of staff we have.


Desired attributes:

  • Have excellent skills at building whakawhanaungatanga
  • Persevere and hold hope for the possibility of change
  • Have an understanding of the impact of trauma
  • Be curious about the impact of systems
  • Have an understanding of attachment
  • Have a recognised Social Work qualification by the Social Worker Registration Board
  • Effective time management and organisational skills


What ATWC offer:

  • Professional registration through SWRB
  • Significant additional paid holidays
  • Commitment to professional supervision
  • Ongoing professional development and growth

If you are passionate about supporting the success of young people and their family, highly motivated and a social worker who strives for excellence then this is the opportunity to partner with us for future success.


** As an essential service with vulnerable whanau/patients, government health mandates require all new staff to be fully vaccinated, evidence of this will be required.


For more information, please email Lila Taulapiu @

Closing date: Monday 16 May 2022 3pm.


10 Beatty Street, Ōtāhuhu, Auckland 1062



Monday to Friday 8am-4:30pm


+64 9 276 3729