Social Workers Registration Board Ministerial Appointment – Applications close 26 November (revised date)

The Minister of Social Development (the Minister) is seeking nominations for a Registered Social Worker member to the Social Workers Registration Board.

Functions of the Social Workers Registration Board:

The Board’s functions, as set out in the Social Workers Registration Act 2003 include:

  • managing the registration of social workers in New Zealand
  • reviewing complaints about registered social workers
  • establishing and maintaining a code of conduct for registered social workers
  • promoting and setting standards for education and training in consultation with providers of social work
  • enhancing the professionalism of social workers.

Knowledge, skills and experience

Members of the Board should have knowledge, skills and experience in two or more of the following areas:

  • experience in the provision of social work services, especially in a statutory environment
  • understanding of, and experience in, implementing effective governance and strategy
  • understanding and knowledge of government processes
  • sound judgement and demonstrated commitment to the social work profession
  • experience in advocating for consumers of services provided by social workers
  • understanding of, and commitment to, the status of Māori as tangata whenua, and established networks with iwi, hapū and Māori organisation
  • effective relationship management and communications skills
  • ability to engage effectively with Pacific peoples and other ethnic and cultural groups in New Zealand.

Registered Social Worker members of the Board must be registered social workers with a current practising certificate.

For instructions on how to apply, download the below documents. 

SWRB Appointment Application Form

Instructions for Applying

To apply, click here.

Applications close 26 November 2021. This has been extended from the previously announced closing date.