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Senior Advisor Social Work, Māori

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The many pathways to knowledge, the many pathways of social work, upholding the dignity of all

The Social Workers Registration Board have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Advisor Social Work, Māori to join our team in Wellington.  To be successful in this role you will need to bring a strong understanding of kaupapa Māori social work paradigms, mātauranga Māori, tikanga, and te ao Māori, strong analytical abilities, good communication and engagement skills, and work effectively in a collaborative regulatory authority environment. 

The Senior Advisor Social Work, Māori will:

  • support the office’s engagement with tangata whenua  
  • provide advice to the SWRB regarding Kaupapa Māori social work practice perspectives, promoting a focus on outcome and purpose, and generally enhancing the effectiveness of the Board   
  • provide expert advice on how to engage with tangata whenua social workers over issues related to regulation of social work 
  • provide professional social work practice advice
  • actively engage and inform the social work sector on matters relating to compliance and regulatory policies for social workers   
  • participate in the distribution of information to ensure social workers are informed about compliance and regulatory requirements
  • provide expert Social Work advice to the Regulatory Compliance Team in the execution of their duties in respect of Social Worker registration and investigating complaints and compliance breaches 
  • engage with the education provider sector on issues of qualification standards and social work practice 

This is an exciting and challenging role, and we are seeking someone who is committed to helping us to achieve our aspiration to support and encourage professionalism in social work sector through tools of our legislations.

Key requirements of the role:

  • A strong understanding of mātauranga Māori, kaupapa Māori, te reo me ona tikanga  
  • Highly developed engagement skills, including the ability to present complex issues to a wide variety of audiences especially within te ao Māori
  • Strong networks and positive working relationships with tangata whenua social workers, Iwi and community Māori organisation 
  • In-depth knowledge of social work theory and practice

To apply, or to obtain a detailed position description, please contact sandy.matthews@swrb.govt.nz.

Applications close Monday 20 September 2021