Exciting project opportunities with the SWRB

He ara pūkenga, he ara tauwhiro, hei whakamana mātā waka 

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

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills on an inspirational project that will leave a lasting impact on the social work landscape?

We have a number of vacancies across two projects:

  • Building Social Worker Capability
  • Understanding the ‘social work-like’ workforce

Building Social Worker Capability

The deliverables from this project include:

  • Developing an SWRB training framework that integrates the SWRB’s approach to training and education and identifies components of delivery.
  • Establishing NZQA recognised micro-credential standards for supervision and other practice areas for social workers as part of pre/post qualifications.
  • Developing training material and providing expertise to upskill Oranga Tamariki social workers on the SWRB Scope of Practice, Code of Conduct, and Core Competence Standards to improve regulatory compliance.

Funding for this project was announced in the Government’s Wellbeing Budget 2022 to build Oranga Tamariki Social Worker Capability. While the training material will be developed for social workers employed by Oranga Tamariki, the project will inform future work on social work education and training and is expected to devolve into the community, supporting social workers engaged through Government funding.

We are looking for three people to cover project leadership, developing the training framework and micro-credential standards, and developing training material.

To find out more go to the Jobs page.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19 February.

Understanding the ‘social work-like’ workforce

In late 2022, the Government announced that it would extend pay equity to all community and iwi organisations who receive government funding which is used to employ social workers. The extension of the claim is expected to improve pay conditions for approximately 4,600 social workers across Aotearoa, addressing the longstanding pay gap for community-based social workers

The SWRB has an opportunity for two fixed term roles, including a Project and/or Policy Lead function for our work on Understanding the ‘social work-like’ workforce project. The purpose of the project is to provide advice to Ministers on aspects relating to the settlement extension for social work-like roles, including building a better understanding of this workforce and any public safety implications.

We are looking for two experienced staff to manage and lead this project, including the provision of policy advice, through working collaboratively using their individual skills to meet project outcomes. 

To find out more go to the Jobs page.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19 February.